The Power of Kids' Books

The Power of Kids' Books

What if kids’ books were recognized as POWERFUL catalysts for empowering and inspiring change? Join kids’ book coach, Dori Durbin for "The Power of Kids Books" every Tuesday as she interviews business, speaking, coaching and professional experts who have “kid-sized” their adult content into engaging and life-changing kids’ books! If you’re an expert or a parent looking for inspiration or a new way to share an amazing book to share, listen to "The Power of Kids' Books" to change the way you SEE and USE kids’ books forever!


May 22, 2023 35 mins

Listen to today's episode, "Perfectly Imperfect Pictures: Embracing Authenticity in Family Photography with Anouk Briere-Godbout" as Documentary Photographer and Parenting Support, Anouk Briere-Godbout joins Dori Durbin. Anouk shares:

  • Anouk's Background Story
  • "Documentary Photography" Style 
  • Photo Journaling
  • Capturing Moments of Life
  • Capturing YOU in the Mix
  • How to Manage the Photo Stash
  • Perfectly Imperfe...
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Listen to today's episode, "Eggcellent Support: The Children's Picture Book Series of  Egg-Freezing Coach Vanessa Hunt" as Egg Freezing Support Coach and children's book author, Vanessa Hunt joins Dori Durbin. Vanessa shares:

  • What is an Egg-freezing Support Coach?
  • Vanessa's Personal Story
  • "The ABC's of How You Made Me" Series
  • Feedback on Her Books
  • Reading of "My Name is Sophia"
  • S...
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Listen to today's episode, "Path to Greatness: Juan Arroyo's Insights on Equipping Kids for Success" as Solutions Junkie, Online Tech VA, coach and Author Juan Arroyo joins Dori Durbin. Juan shares:

  • Juan's Books
  • Joy in the Journey
  • What Kids Need Before Adulting
  • Not Everyone Needs College
  • How Parents Can Help Direct Kids
  • Intrinsic vs Extrinsic Motivation
  • Helping Your Kids Find Their Inner Greatness
  • Practice Make...
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Listen to today's episode, "Unleashing Your Kidpreneurs: Patrick Elkins and the Toytle App" as Co-Founder of Toytle, Patrick Elkins joins Dori Durbin. Patrick shares:

  • How Toytle's Concept Started
  • Toytle Makes Young Entrepreneurs
  • Making Toytle Safe for Kids
  • Involving Kids in the Creation
  • What Age Are Kids "Ready" to Sell
  • Opportunities for Develoment
  • What Items Are Sellable on Toytle
  • Business: What Kids Shou...
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Listen to today's episode, "Emotions Only Last 90 Seconds: A Somatic Coaching Perspective with Rachel Friedman" as Somatic Practitioner/Therapist/Life Coach Rachel Friedman joins Dori Durbin. Rachel shares:

  • What is a Somatic Coach
  • Rachel's Transition into Somatic Coaching
  • What Somatic Coaches Treat
  • Somatic Coaching & Kids
  • Assessing Body Language
  • Emotions Last for 90 Seconds
  • Public Emotions & Kids
  • Somatic The...
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Listen to today's episode, "Sleepless Nights with Cindy Davies: Navigating Pregnancy Insomnia and Beyond" as Holistic Sleep Consultant & Parenting Coach Cindy Davies joins Dori Durbin. Cindy shares:

  • About Cindy Davies
  • Pregnancy and Insomnia
  • The Holistic Sleep Approach
  • Night Terrors & Sleep Walking
  • Onboarding Process for Treatment
  • Utero Sleep Patterns
  • What Not to Eat to Sleep
  • Tracking Your Sleep
  • Proper Baby Sleep H...
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Listen to today's episode, "Decluttering Your Life: The Benefits of Intentional Living with Suzanne Goulden" as Intentional Living Consultant Suzanne Goulden joins Dori Durbin. Suzanne shares:

  • How Simplifying Started
  • How Clutter Effects Us Emotionally
  • How to Help Kids Declutter
  • What Decluttering Does for Families
  • Why People (think they) Need MORE
  • How to Let Go of the Sentimental Things
  • The Joyful Kitchen Clean Out
  • Where ...
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Listen to today's episode,  "Snap Happy: Insights for Inspiring Your Kids' Love for Photography" with Stacy Canzonieri" as Professional Family Photographer Stacy Canzonieri  joins Dori Durbin. Stacy shares:

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Listen to today's episode,  "The Invisible  Disability Unveiled (CVI): Empowering Families Through the "Eyeless Mind" with Stephanie Duesing" as author,  speaker,  and international advocate for cerebral/cortical visual impairment (CVI) Stephanie Dueling joins Dori Durbin. Stephanie shares:

  • About Stephanie's "Eyeless Mind" Book
  • About Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) 
  • About Stephanie...
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Listen to today's episode,  "Joy in the Journey: Embracing the Precious Gift of a Special Needs Child  with Colleen Keefe Faul" as Stay-at-home wife, mom , and author Colleen Keefe Faul joins Dori Durbin. Colleen shares:

  • All About Grace
  • "God's Precious Gift: A Special Needs Child"
  • Facing Reality
  • Mama Bear Radar
  • How Faith Carries You Through
  • How Her Book Has Affected Her Life
  • Book Reading
  • Tuber Sclerosis Co...
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Listen to today's episode, " Where Your Beginning Began: Exploring the Power of Adoption in Family and Faith with Steve & Courtney Cohen" as Entrepreneurs, Authors, and parents  Steve & Courtney Cohen join Dori Durbin. Steve & Courtney also share:

  • About "Where Your Beginning Began"
  • Kaynay: Symbolism and Connection
  • Importance of Honoring Birth Moms
  • New Revisions
  • Reading of the Book
  • Preparing Their ...
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Listen to today's episode,  "Solving Kid's Curly Hair Frustration: Tips and Tricks from a Curly Hair Guru, Scott Musgrave" as Entrepreneur and Curly Hair Expert Scott Musgrave joins Dori Durbin. Scott also shares:

  • Scott's Leap of Faith to Hair
  • Cubist Curly Hair Cuts
  • Making the Hair Career Switch
  • How Writing Made Business
  • Inspiration & Creativity
  • Becoming a "Curly Hair Guru"
  • Why NOT to "Fix&q...
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Listen to today's episode, " 'The Unconditional Love' that Transforms Lives : 'Loved As You Are' by Steve & Courtney Cohen" as Entrepreneurs, Authors, and parents  Steve & Courtney Cohen join Dori Durbin. Steve & Courtney also share:

  • Inspiration behind  "Loved As You Are" 
  • Giff the Giraffe
  • Perilously providential
  • "Loved as You Are" Reading
  • Book purpose & impact
  • Sh...
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Listen to today's episode, " Fostering, Love, and Stability in 'However Long Forever' with Steve & Courtney Cohen" as Entrepreneurs, Authors, and parents  Steve & Courtney Cohen join Dori Durbin. Steve & Courtney also share:

  • About "However Long Forever"
  • Transient nature of fostering
  • Omari the Orca
  • Reunification, sacrifice, and healing
  • Fostering experiences
  • Reading of "However Long F...
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Listen to today's episode, "Education for All: Megan Prendergast's Book 'Included' for Fostering Inclusion in the Classroom" as Licensed School Counselor, children's book author, and mama, Megan Prendergast talks with Dori Durbin. Megan also shares:

  • About Megan
  • Megan's heart for inclusion
  • What motivated her to write
  • What is okay to ask?
  • Book read of "Included"
  • How her book has affecte...
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Listen to today's episode, "Unlocking Effective Communication with Autistic Children: Insights from 'Let's Talk' author Lisa Jacovsky" as Psychologist, podcaster, children's book author, and mama, Lisa Jacovsky joins Dori Durbin. Lisa also shares:

  • What is the "No Limits" Podcast
  • Lisa's books on Autism
  • Common Autism misconceptions 
  • Why Lisa focuses on Autism
  • How kids' and adult&a...
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Listen to today's episode, "Discovering Caring in ‘Lani Rae's Marvelous Hair”’: A Conversation on Kids' Books and Identity with Yesenia Rodriguez"  as Cosmetologist and mama, Yesinia Roderiguez joins Dori Durbin. Yesinia also shares:

  • About Yesenia
  • About hair and kids
  • Reading of "Lani Rae’s Marvelous Hair"
  • Identity and hair
  • Childhood cancer
  • On being an independent (indie) author
  • How to use Yeseni...
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Listen to today's episode, "The Rainbow After the Storm: Understanding Miscarriage and Celebrating New Life with Lindsey Leask"  as former Elementary Educator and current mama, Lindsey Leask joins Dori Durbin. Lindsey also shares:

  • About Lindsey
  • How she moved from grief to action
  • What is a "Rainbow Baby"
  • How Lindsey hope her book will help
  • Reading of "I am a Rainbow Baby"
  • Handling her fears
  • Effects of...
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Experts and parents... what do you wish kids knew about your expertise?

Listen to today's episode, "What Essential Things Kids Should Know Before Getting a Puppy: Insights from Shaylyn Matthews"  as Pyrenees & Pyre-doodle Breeder and Home School Mama  Shaylyn Matthews joins Dori Durbin.  Shaylyn shares:

  • Why She Got a Pyrenees and Into Dog Breeding 
  • The Pyre...
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Listen to today's episode, "Transforming Reading into a Fun and Active Experience: An Interview with Jackie Freeman on 'Bend Your Knees, Louise'"  as Educator, author, and Mimi  Jackie Freeman joins Dori Durbin. Jackie also shares:

  • About Jackie
  • Why write a book about pickle ball
  • Reading of 'Bend Your Knees, Louise"
  • Deciding on an avatar
  • How her book made community change 
  • Her love of words
  • How her Mo...
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