Kevin Salwen, coauthor of The Power of Half.
Topic: One family’s decision to stop taking and start giving.
Issues: Realizing how much each of us has; what can you give away? The importance of volunteering; starting a family conversation; tapping into anger; experiencing the lives of others.
Joan Friedman, author of Emotionally Healthy Twins.
Topic: A new philosophy for parenting two unique children.
Issues: Recognizing each twin as a unique individual; fostering each child’s separate friendships and activities; coping with the stress that comes with caring for two babies at the same time.
Alan Kazdin, author of The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child.
Topic: Parenting a defiant child without pills, therapy, or battles.
Issues: Why most of the parenting advice we get is guaranteed to fail; a research-based and proved approach that is guaranteed to work.
Katrin Schumann, author of The Secret Power of Middle Children.
Topic: How middleborns can harness their unexpected and remarkable abilities.
Issues: What makes middle children different from their older and/or younger siblings; middle children in the workplace; middle children as parents; parenting a middle child; specific positive and negative traits associated with middle children.
Kevin Leman, author of The First Born Advantage.
Topic: Making your birth order work for you.
Issues: Traits that many firstborns have that other children don’t; how birth order affects marriage and relationships; the amazing number of firstborns in high performance careers.
Guest 3: Scott Mitic, CEO of TrustedID.com
Topic: How identity thieves are stealing our children’s identities.
Patti Wollman Summers, co-author of Toddlers on Technology.
Topic: Helping parents grab the reins of their digitod’s digital technology.
Issues: Secrets to managing touchscreens in a toddler’s life; choosing apps in tandem with your child’s learning style; creating balance between screen time and real-life activities; the latest research on the effects of screen time on young children’s brains.
Nancy Rose, author of Raise the Child You’ve Got, Not the One You Want.
Topic: Why everyone thrives when parents lead with acceptance
Issues: Understanding and accepting your child’s core traits; What you can and can’t change about your child; the power of acceptance; building a healthy parent-child connection; raising your children to be the best, happiest selves.
Barbara Dianis, author of Don’t Count Me Out!
Topic: Better grades and test scores for kids with educational difficulties.
Issues: Building strong bonds between academically struggling students and parents as they learn to understand and alleviate educational issues.
Carl Alasko, author of Say This, Not That.
Topic: How to always say the right thing at the right time.
Issues: The five rules of effective communication; what to say–and not say–in stressful situations; exploring the biology behind communication; how to avoid spilling emotional blood.
Joel Young, author of When Your Adult Child Breaks Your Heart.
Topic: Coping with substance abuse, mental illness, and the problems that tear families apart
Issues: How parents can combat self-blame; identifying manipulative behavior; why most psychiatric disorder are treatable; how to support–rather than stigmatize–parents of mentally ill adult children.
Melinda Blau, co-author of Family Whispering.
Topic: Communicating and connecting with the people you love and making your whole family stronger.
Issues: Shifting from “parent think” to “family think;” the three factors that make each family unique; qualities that inspire cooperation and commitment; sibling rivalry; giving vs. grandstanding; why some families function better than others.
William Levin, author of Parenting without Fear.
Topic: Raising balanced children in a healing world
Issues: Recognizing the guiding signals from our children’s nature in their early years; how we can move into natural partnership with our children’s nature and our own; recognizing and disengaging from the shamed and fearful beliefs that obstruct those natural partnerships.
Jessica Lamb-Shapiro, author of Promise Land.
Topic: One woman’s journey through America’s self-help culture.
Issues: Overcoming phobias and fears; walking on hot coals; coping with grief at the saddest camp in the world; the trouble with the Law of Attraction; the best and the worst of the self-help gurus.