Interview with Patricia Jensen Mother of a Daughter with Special Needs that was Bullied
February 13, 2014
Hosted by Rinsley Phelps
Rinsley and Callie talk about the damage that kids do to Special Needs kids when the make fun of them or are mean to them. Sometimes kids think because kids have special needs that they don't understand what is going on when they make fun of them behind their back or even right to their faces. The truth is that many Special Needs Kids do understand enough to know when someone is treating them badly and it does have an effect. Rinsley and Callie, interview Patricia Jensen regarding her daughter Candace. In their interview they are able to get real insight on what a child with Special Needs goes through when others treat them badly or exclude them.
Super Girl Guide: The Radio Show
Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Kids Channel
The Super Girl Guide: The Radio Show is a show hosted by two middle-school Super Girls, Rinsley and Callie that airs on the VoiceAmerica Kids Channel.
These Super Girls talk about real-life issues girl face today at school and out in their community. They talk about hobbies, friendships, bullying and what it means to live their lives as Super Girls. Regular topics Rinsley and Callie will share their thoughts on are respect, acceptance, healthy relationships, peer-pressure, competition and body image.
Ever since Rinsley was little, she knew she would be a singer. She had her first solo when she was three. Then at six she started performing in musical theater.
Trying new things, Rinsley found figure skating. She had an instant connection with the ice. After she passed all of her basic skills and free skate classes she began to skate competitively. After her 14th birthday she got second place in the 2012 Mid Atlantics Championships in New York. Shortly after received 3rd place in the 2012 South Pacific Regionals.
At the beginning of 2013 Rinsley broke her ankle while skating. Once she healed and was back on the ice, she did not feel the same connection she once had. She made the heart breaking decision to quit skating. Although, this was the hardest decision for her, it was the best and changed her life forever.
It was during this tough time that Rinsley had entered a singing competition. With no professional help she won first place and continued to the Grand Finals. That was it! She decided she would be a singer and that’s exactly what she did.
In May of 2013, Rinsley found her way to radio with KidStar Radio Network. KidStar worked with Rinsley to help facilitate her dream of hosting a radio show discussing the indie music scene.
Rinsley is always grateful to God, family and friends for opportunities that she has the privilege of being a part of. Rinsley will never stop singing and she will never settle for less than her dreams!