A Podcast All About Co-Parenting by

Dr. Shannon Edwards and Dr. Jesse Sally

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Mind your P's and O F(*uck)W's
October 20, 20202

Dr. S is here this week with a special guest, Robin Frank, Esq. to chat about co-parenting and communications! They discuss the ways co-parents choose to communicate - good, bad, or ugly - as well as the number of different resources available to help co-parents communicate better. You'll hear them discuss the "Do's" and "Don'ts" of co-parenting communication, share some examples, and Attorney Frank will give some sage advice on how and how NOT to address your co-parent. The most important take-aways this week: compassion, perspective, empathy, and "just be niiiice!" Grab your bevy of choice, press play, and get ready to level-up your co-parenting!
Robin Frank, Esq. concentrates her practice in several different areas, with a primary focus on family law over the last 13 years.  Ms. Frank's experience involves handling family law cases throughout Western Pennsylvania, including divorce, property distribution, support, custody, grandparents’ rights, adoptions, and protection from abuse matters.  She also devotes part of her practice to related issues such as prenuptial agreements, juvenile dependencies, guardianships, estate planning, and appellate court proceedings.


Murky Waters

October 6, 2020

Drs. S & J are back after a two-week hiatus to talk about what happens when the co-parenting dynamic changes and you're faced with some tough decisions!

WAP (wild ass parenting...wut?)

September 15, 2020

The docs are here this week to talk about the various kinds of sh*t co-parents disagree on at different households.

Let the Kids Play!

September 8, 2020

Drs. S & J are back this week to discuss how COVID has put additional strain on parents choosing sports and extracurriculars this year.


all about


Parenting is hard, co-parenting with an ex is even harder, and co-parenting with someone after a messy divorce may seem impossible! Drs. Edwards and Sally are here to lighten the mood, dispel some rumors, and not really use their graduate degrees at all to help you navigate the muddy co-parenting waters. Throw your "What to Expect..." manuals from others out the window and join them in discussing the tough stuff parents think...and no one wants to say out loud.

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Dr. Shannon Edwards

Dr. Shannon Edwards is a Clinical Forensic Psychologist in Pittsburgh. She graduated in 2006 from California University of Pennsylvania, received her doctorate in 2014 from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and opened her private practice, Edwards & Assoc., in 2015. She provides psychological interventions and evaluations to courts across the Commonwealth. Shannon has researched, advocated for, and written federal and state mental health legislation. She was honored to be a part of Pittsburgh Magazine’s “40 Under 40” class and is a passionate social advocate. She has dedicated her spare time to serving on the Board of non-profit organizations involving mental health and the justice system; most recently this includes The Shortest Line, Inc., whose mission involves providing pro bono psychological services within Allegheny County juvenile and adult family court.

“After going through what should have been a private divorce, in the most public way, I realized that I wanted to take this negative experience and transform it into something positive. I approached Jesse about telling our story in hopes of helping other people learn to successfully co-parent.”

Dr. Jesse Sally

Dr. Jesse Sally is a native of the Pittsburgh area who treats musculoskeletal (MSK) issues for sports injuries and sports medicine. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree and received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at UPMC, as well as completing fellowship training at UPMC in sports medicine, ultrasound-guided injections, and spine procedures. Dr. Sally has been in practice since 2013 and a physician with Regenexx Pittsburgh since 2015. He is board-certified in PM&R and Sports Medicine. 

“Co-parenting was not always easy, especially in the beginning – it was really challenging. But several years in, I know that Shannon and I have learned and grown. We are excited to share what has worked for us.”

Editor  - Marc Sterling

Marc grew up on the eastern shore of Maryland and began his life as a touring musician at the age of 15. He now resides in Pittsburgh with his wife, three boys, and four dogs. When he isn't on Daddy duty, Marc is the bass player for the Pittsburgh based band, No Bad Juju. He also runs a music/audio production studio out of his home. You can check out his services and some of his music at


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