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The Dr. Melanie Show

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December 13th 2012:Parenting the parent and empowering children to find inner strength

When a parent gets sick the children no matter what age often become caregivers putting their own lives on hold. When a child is unruly the parent has to keep the emotions out of the equation and help the offspring find inner self-control. Both of these type situations can be very stressful for all involved. This show will explore the journey of what it is like to have a parent with early onset Alzheimer’s disease and Life-Ki-do will give you four original tools to empower children with critical skills that they need to thrive today and into adulthood.

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Jonathan Hewitt

Jonathan Hewitt is founder of Life Ki-do Parenting, Martial Arts, and Life Education. Jonathan has taught martial arts and life skills to children for over twenty years and has a renowned martial arts academy in Austin, Texas. Over the years, Jonathan has taught thousands of children ages three to nineteen. His martial arts academy runs at full capacity and often has long waiting lists. Jonathan has a degree in psychology from Emory University and has spent the past twenty-five years in intensive study of and training in meditation, mindfulness, and the brain-body connection. His great joy comes from sharing ancient, universal life skills in simple, modern terms to inspire and empower child
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Stefania Silvestri

Stefania Silvestri received her BA in English from the University of Missouri, Columbia and her MFA in Creative Writing, Nonfiction from Emerson College. She is the recipient of Emerson’s 2011 Dean’s Award for Best Thesis for Beside the Mountain and has participated in numerous charity events for the Alzheimer’s Association. At age 14, her father was diagnosed with dementia and she, along with her sisters and mother, became his caregiver. She has taught English Composition and Grammatical Writing at Pine Manor College and at The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She is currently an Academic English Instructor at Kings Colleges where she teaches English to international s
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