Summer 2012 Line-Up

Summer is here and Family Matters is taking a break! But don’t despair.  For the twelve weeks from June 24 to September 9th, 2012, here’s a list of favourite shows to keep you inspired plus one more new show I’ve never broadcasted on Family Matters Radio before.


Don’t forget to join us September 16th, 2012 and every Sunday morning 8 to 9 AM Eastern thereafter for new, engaging, and touching interviews with parents, children, and expert guests.


The first five radio shows is the result of a collaboration between Cathy Bucher and Wendy McDonnell, where we explore the experience of living with our children, our partners, and our friends in a way that trusts all of us and our needs matter. Each of these shows is inspired by the lifetime work of Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D and the Center for Nonviolent Communication.

Show 68: Don’t do it because I said so, broadcasted on June 5, 2011

Show 70: Hearing the Yes behind the No, broadcasted on September 4, 2011

Show 74: The No Fault Zone, broadcasted on October 2, 2011

Show 84: Everyone’s Needs Matter, broadcasted on January 8, 2012

Show 104: Healing and Reconciliation, broadcasted on June 17, 2012


Looking for something to do with your kids in the summer? Perhaps dipping your toes in the river or walking in the woods is your thing. Maybe you’re more into adventure camps and sports. Whatever you enjoy, summer is an awesome time to get outdoors and explore.

These next two shows talk about how deep connection with nature, not just as a recreational backdrop, is essential for human development and learning.

Show 99: Families in Nature, a panel discussion with three homeschooling parents, broadcasted on May 13, 2012

Show 102: Deep Connection with the Natural World and Mentoring featuring Jean-Claude Catry, broadcasted on June 3, 2012


Parents, do you feel alone and overwhelmed by your family challenges sometimes? Here are two examples of common parenting challenges and how coaching helped these families find compassionate solutions for all.

Show 71: Couples: Staying connected through parenthood, broadcasted September 11, 2011

Show 81: Triggered by what your kids say or do? broadcasted on December 4, 2011


Listening to Stephen Jenkinson,, tell his stories and gently challenge the way we think of life, death, and everything in-between to encourage us to live more fully and deeply is a real treat. This summer line-up wouldn’t be complete without these two shows.

Show 55: Living Deeply and Dying Well featuring Stephen Jenkinson, broadcasted on January 2, 2011

Show 101: Orphan Wisdom featuring Stephen Jenkinson, broadcasted on May 27, 2012


Towards the end of the summer, you may be thinking of and ready for school again so listen to this panel discussion about educational options ranging from public school, private school, to homeschooling.

Show 40: Educational Choices, broadcasted on August 29, 2010


Plus a bonus interview that I’ve never broadcasted on Family Matters Radio before…

On June 12, 2012, I interviewed Stephen Jenkinson about farming and the inspiring work he and his friends are doing at his Orphan Wisdom School. I’ve never heard anyone talk about farming as soul work in the way that Stephen does.

Farming featuring Stephen Jenkinson, recorded Tuesday, June 12, 2012



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