34 episodes

SparkleCast explores the use of story in parenting and education. One week we share a free story for you to enjoy, and the next week we discuss the story with an expert and thought leader – with the aim of using the story (and all stories) as a parenting and educational tool.

SparkleCast Podcast Sparkle Stories

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.4, 17 Ratings

SparkleCast explores the use of story in parenting and education. One week we share a free story for you to enjoy, and the next week we discuss the story with an expert and thought leader – with the aim of using the story (and all stories) as a parenting and educational tool.

    SC#16: Inclusion, Teasing, and Bullying with Kim John Payne

    SC#16: Inclusion, Teasing, and Bullying with Kim John Payne

    Kim John Payne is an internationally renowned family consultant and author of the book, Simplicity Parenting.
    In this episode, Kim, David, and Rebecca use the Junkyard Tales story “Buster” to talk about what is traditionally called "teasing" and "bullying" and is a broader way of discussing "inclusion" and "exclusion."
    About SparkleCast:
    SparkleCast explores the use of story in parenting and education. One week we share a free story for you to enjoy, and the next week we discuss the story with an expert and thought leader – with the aim of using the story (and all stories) as a parenting and educational tool.
    For more stories and tutorials, visit the Sparkle website: www.sparklestories.com
    Questions? Ideas? Requests? Email us! info@sparklestories.com
    Enjoy!

    • 50 min
    Story#16: "Buster: A Story About Bullying"

    Story#16: "Buster: A Story About Bullying"

    In today's story:
    Zippy, the porcupine, has a secret. It’s a secret he doesn’t want to share. He finally entrusts his secret to his feline friend, Ben Thompson: Zippy is being teased by a badger that lives in the field outside of the junkyard. Ben thinks they should teach that badger a lesson, but Sergeant knows how to discover the true source of the teasing and transform it with understanding and kindness.
    This story is the subject of our conversation with Kim John Payne - author of "Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kid."
    About SparkleCast:
    SparkleCast explores the use of story in parenting and education. One week we share a free story for you to enjoy, and the next week we discuss the story with an expert and thought leader - with the aim of using the story (and all stories) as a parenting and educational tool.
    For more stories and tutorials, visit the Sparkle website: www.sparklestories.com
    Questions? Ideas? Request? Email us! info@sparklestories.com.
    Enjoy!

    • 26 min
    SC#15: An Introduction to Homeschooling with Jamie Martin

    SC#15: An Introduction to Homeschooling with Jamie Martin

    Jamie Martin is co-founder and editor of simplehomeschool.net and author of "Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time."
    In this episode, Jamie, David, and Rebecca use the Martin & Sylvia story “A Map of the Year” to talk about planning, choosing curriculum and finding balance when homeschooling your children.
    About SparkleCast:
    SparkleCast explores the use of story in parenting and education. One week we share a free story for you to enjoy, and the next week we discuss the story with an expert and thought leader – with the aim of using the story (and all stories) as a parenting and educational tool.
    For more stories and tutorials, visit the Sparkle website: www.sparklestories.com
    Questions? Ideas? Requests? Email us! info@sparklestories.com
    Enjoy!

    • 39 min
    Story#15: "A Map of the Year"

    Story#15: "A Map of the Year"

    In today's story:
    It is the first week of school and in Martin and Sylvia's house, that means transforming the dining room table into the homeschool work table. Everybody is excited about new books, new materials and indeed, new subjects to learn. This year, Martin is nervous that he will not learn the same things as his friend Sasha who attends the neighborhood school. Momma and Daddy suggest they make lists of all the things each family member wants to learn this year. They compile all of the lists into something like a map. A Map of the Year!
    *This story is the subject of our conversation about homeschooling with Jamie Martin, editor of simplehomeschool.net and author of "Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time."
    About SparkleCast:
    SparkleCast explores the use of story in parenting and education. One week we share a free story for you to enjoy, and the next week we discuss the story with an expert and thought leader – with the aim of using the story (and all stories) as a parenting and educational tool.
    For more stories and tutorials, visit the Sparkle website: www.sparklestories.com
    Questions? Ideas? Requests? Email us! info@sparklestories.com
    Enjoy!

    • 16 min
    SC#14: Sibling Rivalry with Dr. Carrie Contey

    SC#14: Sibling Rivalry with Dr. Carrie Contey

    Dr. Carrie Contey is not your typical parenting expert. Her work offers a new perspective on children, parenting, family life, and being a healthy, happy, whole human being.
    In this episode of SparkleCast, Carrie, David and Rebecca talk about common dynamics between siblings, especially when they result in conflict and hard feelings.
    About SparkleCast:
    SparkleCast explores the use of story in parenting and education. One week we share a free story for you to enjoy, and the next week we discuss the story with an expert and thought leader – with the aim of using the story (and all stories) as a parenting and educational tool.
    For more stories and tutorials, visit the Sparkle website: www.sparklestories.com
    Questions? Ideas? Requests? Email us! info@sparklestories.com
    Enjoy!

    • 42 min
    Story#14: "Martin and Sylvia: The Snowball Factory"

    Story#14: "Martin and Sylvia: The Snowball Factory"

    In today's story:
    Sometimes Martin just wants to be alone – and this can be frustrating to Sylvia his younger sister. After Sylvia insists on playing the same games, working on the same projects and talking about the same things, Martin asks Momma for help. Sitting on the couch, Momma tells two stories – one about an older child and one about a younger...
    *This story is the subject of our conversation about sibling rivalry with Dr. Carrie Contey, a human development specialist, and internationally recognized coach, author, speaker and educator.*
    About SparkleCast:
    SparkleCast explores the use of story in parenting and education. One week we share a free story for you to enjoy, and the next week we discuss the story with an expert and thought leader – with the aim of using the story (and all stories) as a parenting and educational tool.
    For more stories and tutorials, visit the Sparkle website: www.sparklestories.com
    Questions? Ideas? Requests? Email us! info@sparklestories.com
    Enjoy!

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Struggling Mama ,

Profound interview with Carrie Contey

The interviewers and the guest were so articulate that they made the new parenting paradigm of conscious parenting seem so simple. Best interview ever!

20Ruth😘 ,

The unicorn and the dragon

U made all of this up. How would u know? Sparkle stories get a new story teller

Mia Mccarroll😍 ,

So awesome!!!!!!!

I love sparkle stories soooooooo much. I always listen to this podcast 😝!!!!!!!

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