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#12: A Mother’s Hope, A Child’s Miracle (with guest Christy Beam)

Many parents worry about their child’s health, a specific illness, or simply the “what-if’s” when it comes to parenting. “What if my child turns away from me, what if my child flunks out of school or what if my child gets a terminal illness.” Fear is a regular part of parenting. But parenting out of fear robs parents- and their children- of the joy that they were meant to experience in life. We can overcome fear and we can get worry under control because the truth is, we have a lot less control over our children’s lives than we think we do. We will hear the extraordinary story of one mother who lived with the pain of her young daughter’s chronic illness. Her daughter lived in and out of hospitals and experienced abdominal pain daily. We will hear how this mother coped with her daughter’s life-threatening illness and then the miraculous event that changed them both. This is the story of Christy Beam. Her story became a popular movie with Jennifer Gardner called Miracles for Heaven.

0:27 – WELCOME

Many parents worry about their child’s health, a specific illness, or simply “what ifs”. We can overcome fear and worry. This episode features an interview with author Christy Beam about the experiences with her daughter that led to the book and major motion picture starring Jennifer Gardner called Miracles From Heaven.

 

2:11 – PARENTING TOOL – E-Newsletter

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2:37 – A CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTY BEAM

Dr. Meg talks with author Christy Beam about the extraordinary events that unfolded when her daughter fell through a tree and lived to tell about what she experienced. She talks about the book that came from that called Miracles From Heaven as well as the film that followed and her involvement through it all as a mother.

 

20:45 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg shares her three points for you that are parent ready to start today!

 

30:35 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Dr. Meg answers an email question from a nanny about caring for a child with autism.

 

34:19 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

37:00 – CALL TO ACTION

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1: What if I had 101 best friends?

Welcome to What If World! Each week, Mr. Eric takes a “What if” question from a friend and answers it in the form of a story. His buddy Petey the Pirate joined him for this first episode to help us show how it’s done. He’s been living it up on the high seas, but he’s a little lonely…

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What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O’Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com.

Why the Leaves Change Color – A Traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Native American) Story


This week we bring you the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Native American) story on why the leaves change color in the autumn. This beautiful story has been passed down through the oral tradition and we’ve interviewed multiple Haudenosaunee storytellers to bring you the same version members of the Haudenosaunee heard as children. Support the show at Patreon.com/stories!

The Journey to the Deepest Part of the Ocean with Gaelin Rosenwaks [ENCORE]

Where is the deepest part of the ocean, and have we been there in person? Ocean explorer Gaelin Rosenwaks answers with an amazing story of the first explorers to dive to a mysterious place called Challenger Deep. It’s filled with awesome adventure, incredible risk, and awe-inspiring reward. This is a journey that changed the way we understand the ocean. We’re working on a bunch of exciting new stuff for you this week, so we are re-playing one of our favorite episodes.  Love Tumble? Subscribe on iTunes! itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-t…cast/id984771479 and write us a review. Support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/tumblepodcast And visit us on our website,www.sciencepodcastforkids.com

Carnivorous plants: How they lure, trap and digest

Most plants get the energy and nutrients they need from water, sunlight, air and soil. But carnivorous plants get key nutrients from a different source: bugs. We’ll find out how they do it and talk about the mystery of how venus fly traps snap shut.

15: Why Is Soccer Called ‘Soccer’ Instead Of ‘Football’?

7-year-old Kala wants to know why we say soccer in the United States, when the rest of the world calls the game “football.” In this episode we hear from people who make their living in the game, professional players, coaches and commentators.