Episode 87: Julia Cook – Raising Lifelong Problem Solvers

Julia is nationally recognized as an award-winning children’s book author and parenting expert. There is probably a book that Julie has authored that tackles an issue or a subject that you are hoping to work on with your children. She has presented in thousands of schools across the country and abroad, regularly speaks at national education and counseling conferences. She has published nearly 100 children’s books with a wide range of characters and social development topics. Her books showcase her innate ability to enter the worldview of a children who can then use her storybooks to grow. Julia gives children both the “what to say” and the “how to say it.”

What I love about Julia is her biggest goal is to find a creative way to give children the tools to be life long problem solvers.  

Photo credit: S. Thayer

What we talked about:

4:05- Julia’s summer plans

4:55- Introduction to Julia’s work

7:25- The books that she writes

8:45- Tips for kids that interrupt often

10:25- Talking with our kids when tragedies happen

22:15- Therapy dogs

26:05- Teaching kids about having hope

35:00- Teaching kids to be proud of themselves but staying humble

41:25- Giving kids tools to be lifelong problem solvers

42:25- How to find Julia’s books

43:35- End of podcast questions

Show notes:

Julia’s Website

Julia on Instagram

The Anthill Disaster


My Mouth is a Volcano!

Connect with Lindsey: 

Lindsey on Instagram

Lindsey on Twitter

Lindsey on Facebook 

Join the I’ll Have Another Facebook Group

Support the I’ll Have Another Podcast on Patreon

Follow SandyBoy Productions:

Sandyboy Productions on Twitter

Sandyboy Productions on Instagram

SandyBoy Productions Shows: 

Why is Everyone Yelling?

The Up and Running Podcast

The Illuminate Podcast

The Herban Farmacy Podcast

The Ready to Run Podcast



Use code “Lindsey15” for 15% off your order

Hello Skincare

Use code “LindseyH20” for 20% off of your order



Episode 129: Todd Aydelotte: A Historical UltraRunner…tracing history on foot

Some people run to clear their minds, others for fitness…there are so many reasons to run (or not), but have you heard of “historical ultra running?” In this episode you meet Todd Aydelotte is an ultrarunner and race director living in New York City. Todd’s unique approach to running long distances, historical ultrarunning, has been … more »



Sign up for our newsletter and get notified when new episodes drop, product launches, and other fun stuff!