Different from the Other Kids

A Book of Interviews for Parents of Challenging Children

Have you checked out this weeks interview? — February 1, 2017

Have you checked out this weeks interview?

Hello everyone! Have you listened to this week’s podcast yet? Angela sits down with Shelly, a friend and mother. Shelly’s son encountered some difficulties with school after falling into a depression. Listen to the podcast to listen how Shelly and her son were able to make changes to help him succeed after being diagnosed with a mood disorder.

Find the podcast on iTunes and leave us a review – we’d appreciate it!

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Two interviews with Patrick James! — January 10, 2017

Two interviews with Patrick James!

Have you checked out our podcast episodes with Patrick? Angela introduces Patrick James, a lawyer with wide-ranging experience in Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition. They discuss the intersection of Human Rights and mental illness, and strategies parents can explore when working with schools to best accommodate their children. It’s definitely worth a listen to – so check it out and let us know what you think!

Click to listen to the Part One and Part Two of the interview or for the whole series on iTunes here.

Patrick James is a Partner at the law firm Pinto Wray James LLP and practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, workplace law, municipal law, planning law, administrative and regulatory law, defamation, and human rights.

Welcome back Jacquie Tyas for another great interview! — October 11, 2016

Welcome back Jacquie Tyas for another great interview!

Hello everyone! We are back from Thanksgiving with another interview with Jacquie on Different from the Other Kids. Angela sits down with Jacquie once more as they discuss youth engagement and the power of giving young people a voice. Things as simple as giving input on meals and participating in group activities can have a major impact on how young people come to view themselves and the world they inhabit. Listen now at http://bit.ly/ListenDFTOK!

Welcome Maria to this week’s podcast! — September 26, 2016

Welcome Maria to this week’s podcast!

This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition, Angela sits down with Maria, a Coordinator of Police Foundations at Durham College. They discuss the changing educational landscape for prospective police officers and how community outreach has become integrated into the foundational training they undergo. Maria explains how police evaluate and deal with escalating situations and also gives some advice to parents how they can aid police in helping their children.

To view the “Use of Force Model” that Maria refers to, check out the Podcast Resource page.

Check out the podcast on iTunes, GooglePlay or Player.FM – click on the Podcast Info page for all of the links and please leave us a review!

Check out our latest podcast with Tash — September 20, 2016

Check out our latest podcast with Tash

Good morning – we’d like to welcome back Tash to this week’s episode of Different from the Other Kids. Tash is a manager of Mental Health and Justice Programs in the city of Toronto. She describes how the labels used when talking about mental health can be harmful to having a meaningful discussion. Angela asks about the positive trends in the justice system and what Tash would do if she had $25 million. They also explore strategies to help find balance in a world full of responsibilities.

To listen, check out the Podcast Links page and let us know what you think of our latest episode!

Season Two is over, Season Three coming soon! — July 25, 2016

Season Two is over, Season Three coming soon!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! From Angela Tsounis and the Different From The Other Kids team, we’d like to thank you for listening to Season Two of our weekly podcast. Different from the Other Kids: Natural Alternatives Edition (the eventual name of the season) brought some familiar faces and some new ones to the show. Angela and her guests talked about natural medicines and non-traditional therapies, all in an effort to help strengthen children who need a little extra support (and possibly, their worn out parents or caregivers). For those who might’ve missed an episode, check out http://www.dftok.com/podcast-info/ for all of the interviews from Season Two! Keep an eye out for our next book as well!
And we still aren’t done! Season Three, Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition – the weekly podcast will debut in September! This next season focuses how these children can grow up to face difficulties in the judicial or educational system. We talk to educators, lawyers and parents all in an effort to understand the difficulties that can arise when trying to find a place within the system. Mark your calendars & check out our other seasons! http://www.dftok.com/podcast-info/ – thanks for all your support!
#Comedian and #teacher Robert Koven — July 6, 2016

#Comedian and #teacher Robert Koven

This week we are excited to welcome Robert Koven, businessman and stand up comedian in the Toronto area in Ontario, Canada. Robert, nicknamed Bobby walks us through his life, and how he has used comedy to overcome challenges that have come his way. Listen to this week’s episode on iTunes or GooglePlay, and let us know what you think! It’s a lighthearted take on some (usually) serious subject matter! You can also check out Bobby’s stand up on Krazy After All These Years.

#BonusPodcast with Christine — June 29, 2016

#BonusPodcast with Christine

Different from the Other Kids : Natural Alternatives Edition sprang from Angela’s best friend Christine witness her father’s journey from near-death to living and enjoying life again! Walter, Christine’s father, was diagnosed with cancer for a second time and turned to infusion therapy as a last-ditch effort… Walter managed to outlive his diagnosis from having just two months to live, to surviving to his next (almost two now) birthday with optimal health. This story is one that had shown Angela that the natural path is one worth considering. Listen on iTunes or GooglePlay!

Final Interview with Grace Kohn —
Welcome Grace, #publicspeaker & #author — June 17, 2016

Welcome Grace, #publicspeaker & #author

Grace Kohn joins Angela this week on Different from the Other Kids : Natural Alternatives Edition, who is a public speaker and author. Grace is the mother of Julianne, who has autism spectrum disorder. Grace talks about her past and how she has spent her life caring for Julianne. It’s an amazing tale of hope and courage, one that everyone should hear. Check it out and let us know what you think, click here to find a list of platforms you can listen to our weekly podcast on!