7 episodes

 It doesn’t matter whether it’s a toddler or teenager, today’s parents are overwhelmed with a never ending list of head scratching heart pumping questions that leave them searching for the answers on how to raise a good child. Join the Windy City Nanny, Florence Ann Romano and renowned educator Joseph Fatheree on Finger Painting The Future, a podcast that will help you search for solutions to the questions that keep parents up at night.

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    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

 It doesn’t matter whether it’s a toddler or teenager, today’s parents are overwhelmed with a never ending list of head scratching heart pumping questions that leave them searching for the answers on how to raise a good child. Join the Windy City Nanny, Florence Ann Romano and renowned educator Joseph Fatheree on Finger Painting The Future, a podcast that will help you search for solutions to the questions that keep parents up at night.

    Episode 7: Teaching Kids Empathy

    Episode 7: Teaching Kids Empathy

    On this episode of Finger Painting the Future, Joe and Florence Ann chat about the importance of teaching empathy in the home at a young age and how they have implemented this practice into their own lives. 


    The current climate of our country makes it a perfect time to speak about this topic. Parents, make sure you allow your children to feel comfortable talking about these issues and questions with you! Those conversations will open them up to a world of possibilities.


    Your key takeaways from this episode are:


    Parents, practice what you preach!Feel open to talk about failure.Have an accountability partner.Acknowledge your child’s feelings & ask them what they did to make someone’s life better today.

    “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” - Maya Angelou






    Get in touch with us:


    @fingerpaintingthefuture on Facebook & Instagram


    @FPTFpodcast on Twitter


    or visit our website at fingerpaintingthefuture.com!

    • 33 min
    Episode 6: Grief and Coping with Loss

    Episode 6: Grief and Coping with Loss

    In this episode of Finger Painting the Future, our hosts, along with esteemed Clinical Forensic Psychologist, Dr. John Huber, tackle the tough topic of grief and helping a child cope with the loss of a parent. Florence Ann shares a personal story about grief and how she helped a friend cope with the loss of a parent at a young age. Dr. Huber shares some great insight into how parents and caretakers can navigate this subject with children and offers specific tips to practice.


    Your key takeaways from this episode are:


    Remember that it’s their (the child) level - not yours.Play in the sandbox with them.Make sure you take care of yourself first.

    “Life's too short not to have something to laugh about every day.” - Dr. John Huber


    About our guest: Dr. John Huber is a Clinical Forensic Psychologist and Chairman for Mainstream Mental Health, a non-profit organization that brings lasting and positive change to the lives of individuals that suffer from mental health issues. Dr. Huber is also a university professor that has been in mental health for over twenty years. His experience began as a School Psychologist. Today, he is a practitioner with privileges at two long term acute care hospitals. In addition, he is a professor and teaches undergraduate and graduate psychology at Texas State University.






    Get in touch with us:


    @fingerpaintingthefuture on Facebook & Instagram


    @FPTFpodcast on Twitter


    or visit our website at fingerpaintingthefuture.com!

    • 33 min
    Episode 5: My Child Has a Disability; Now What?

    Episode 5: My Child Has a Disability; Now What?

    Did you know that 17% of children aged 3–17 years are diagnosed with a developmental disability? Florence Ann and Joe touch on this topic with Neil Romano, Chairman at The National Council on Disability. The three discuss how the world currently puts limitations on these children and why we should be focusing more on their potential instead of their expectations. Both Florence Ann and Joe share personal stories of their experiences with differently-abled children and how those experiences have affected them in the most beautiful ways.


    Your takeaways from this episode: (1) focus more on what differently-abled children CAN do, not what they CAN'T do; (2) there is on manual for caring for children with disabilities, but take advantage of the resources out there; (3) get rid of your expectations of children, look at their potential


    About our guest: Neil Romano is the Chairman at The National Council on Disability. He has dedicated his career to the marketing of ideas and messages to help save lives and promote public policy. Romano's extensive professional background includes tenure as director of communications for the White House Office of Drug Abuse Policy. In 2007, Romano was nominated by President George W. Bush to be the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy and was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. As head of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), Romano advised the Secretary of Labor and worked with all DOL agencies to lead a comprehensive and coordinated national policy regarding the employment of people with disabilities in the United States. 






    Get in touch with us:


    @fingerpaintingthefuture on Facebook & Instagram


    @FPTFpodcast on Twitter


    or visit our website at fingerpaintingthefuture.com!

    • 40 min
    Episode 4: Teen Suicide. It’s Real. It’s Growing. It Needs to Be Discussed.

    Episode 4: Teen Suicide. It’s Real. It’s Growing. It Needs to Be Discussed.

    Did you know that suicide is the number one cause of death among those aged 10 to 14? On this episode of Finger Painting the Future, Joe and Florence Ann tackle the tough topic of teen suicide and open up about their own stories surrounding this topic.






    Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Disaster Mental Health Professional, Jennifer Bohr-Cuevas, helps to shed light on how parents and caretakers can have those tough conversations with teens about mental health.






    About our guest: Jennifer Bohr-Cuevas has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Disaster Mental Health Professional for over twenty five years with a private practice on Long Island, NY. She specializes in treating children, adolescents, and their families for psychological trauma and is a Disaster Mental Health Worker with the Red Cross. Jennifer is part of an elite group of mental health clinicians that respond to both man made and natural disasters on the regional and national level and has provided psychological analysis on various TV shows including Newsmax, News 12, Law and Crime, etc.






    Get in touch with us:


    @fingerpaintingthefuture on Facebook & Instagram


    @FPTFpodcast on Twitter


    or visit our website at fingerpaintingthefuture.com!

    • 36 min
    Episode 3: How to Pick Role Models for Your Children

    Episode 3: How to Pick Role Models for Your Children

    On this episode of Finger Painting the Future, Joe and Florence Ann speak with Jay Oliver, LI News Radio's morning show host, about how to pick role models for your children. What can parents and caretakers do to ensure their child has great role models surrounding them? How can parents be the best role model for their children? The group discusses this and more!






    Your three takeaways from this episode: (1) Evaluate your moral code; (2) ask your children about their moral code; (3) ask your kids who their role models are and why.






    About our guest: Jay Oliver has firmly established himself as one of the most recognizable voices on Long Island, NY. For 5 years Jay hosted and produced Long Island’s only news and information radio show in the morning on WRIV’s “Dawn Patrol”. Acting as News Director as well, Jay wrote news stories, interviewed politicians, teachers, parents, entertainers, authors, athletes, and more importantly delved into issues that had plagued Long Islanders forever. The C.W. Post Graduate resides on Long Island with his wife Peggy, and their three children, Matthew, Justin, and Kimberly.


     


    Get in touch with us:


    @fingerpaintingthefuture on Facebook & Instagram


    @FPTFpodcast on Twitter


    or visit our website at fingerpaintingthefuture.com!

    • 32 min
    Episode 2: Mothers Being Kicked Out of the Workforce

    Episode 2: Mothers Being Kicked Out of the Workforce

    On this episode of Finger Painting the Future, Joe and Florence discuss how moms are being pushed out of the workforce. So many parents are being forced to choose between taking care of their children or going to work and leaving them without childcare in this current crisis. There is so much stress, mom guilt, and just a general feeling of being worn out. Listen as you learn that you are not alone and discover what you can do to change the situation. 


    Your three takeaways from this episode: (1) The good that has come from COVID; (2) How you can reach out to your policymakers to invoke a change.; (3) What it's like to have access into your child's classroom.


     


    Follow us on social media:


    @fingerpaintingthefuture on Facebook & Instagram


    @FPTFpodcast on Twitter


    or visit our website at fingerpaintingthefuture.com!

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

Cwilsn1 ,

Awesome listen for parents

This is such a fantastic listen for parents of all ages. I love the dynamic between the two hosts. They bring so much insight to the show as well as keep it very open and honest. I’m so glad I found this and can’t wait to keep listening!

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