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.

Our interviews with Shelley — December 5, 2016

Our interviews with Shelley

Hello, everyone! Wondering if anyone has checked out the latest episodes of our weekly podcast, “Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition,” featuring Shelley!

Throughout these three interviews, Shelley discusses what it’s like growing up as a child in a house where the parent has mental health challenges. Shelley discusses much of the stigma she and her siblings faced while trying to find help for their mother, and where they found support growing up. Take a listen to each of Shelley’s episodes – let us know what you think!

Listen to Shelley : Part One, Part Two and Part Three.

Find the podcast online – http://bit.ly/ListenDFTOK – thanks for the support!

New #podcast episode with Elizabeth — November 1, 2016

New #podcast episode with Elizabeth

This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition Angela introduces Elizabeth. They discuss the issues that Elizabeth’s daughter has faced with addiction and ADHD, how she hit rock bottom and finally realized that she needed to change her life. Elizabeth’s candid account highlights that mental health is not a life sentence and that through compassion she was able to help her daughter.

Click on the links to listen to the latest podcast on iTunes or Player.FM and leave us some feedback! And, have you checked out the Sneak Peak of Angela’s upcoming book, Different from the Other Kids: Natural Alternatives Edtion? It launches November 11, 2016!

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!

New interview this week with Jacquie! — October 3, 2016

New interview this week with Jacquie!

This week on Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition, we welcome back Jacquie. She talks about her son’s ongoing struggles with mental health and addiction issues, and the tragic reality of supporting a loved one when the available resources are inadequate. Jacquie navigates the difficulties of trying to find a psychiatrist who can provide long term monitoring of prescriptions for her own traumas and gives us insight into the disconnect between patients and service providers.

Check out the latest interview on iTunes, GooglePlay or Player.FM to listen to all episodes of the weekly podcast.

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 Three is here! Listen to our latest episode! — September 12, 2016

Season Three is here! Listen to our latest episode!

Hello everyone! We are very happy to announce that our latest season of our weekly podcast has begun, entitled “Different from the Other Kids: Law & Disorder Edition,” featuring all new guests and interviews, along with some returning parents. We focus on the justice and education systems this time around, talking to those who have issues dealing with the “system” and how they progressed past it…

This week, we begin our series with Tash, a manager of Mental Health and Justice Programs in the city of Toronto. Tash talks about the work that she does with some of the most vulnerable members of our communities and how she brings her training in mindfulness and meditation into the workplace. Angela also explores Tash’s journey and asks how parents can work towards remaining centered in their daily lives on the “front line”. Click HERE to check out the links to the podcast! Thanks again for all your support, don’t forget to leave us a review!

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!