Guest 1: Marilyn Wedge, author of Pills Are Not for Preschoolers .
|Topic: A drug-free approach for troubled kids.
Issues: Understanding that there are almost always alternative treatments methods other than medication for troubled kids; the need to change the language mental health professionals use to classify behaviors and feelings.
Guest 2: Joseph Lee, author of Recovering My Kid .
|Topic: Parenting young adults in treatment and beyond.
Issues: What is addiction? How do we cope when a child returns home from treatment? How can parents support his or her recovery? How can the family be supportive during the recovery process? What if the child relapses?
Guest 1: Ken Apel, coauthor of Beyond Baby Talk .
|Topic: Understanding children’s language and literacy development.
Issues: How to evaluate and monitor your child’s spoken language development; enhancing your child’s literacy skills to improve spelling, reading, and writing; recognizing signs of literacy and language problems and know when to get professional help.
Guest 1: Suzanne Barston, author of Bottled Up .
|Topic: How the way we feed babies has come to define motherhood–and why it shouldn’t.
Issues: Breastfeeding rates are steadily rising in the US, but by three months after the birth, 64% of women are either supplementing with formula or have ceased to breastfeed completely; giving support and guidance for parents who feed their babies formula.
Guest 1: Bruce Sallan, author of The Empty-Nest Road Trip Blues .
|Topic: Taking a child to college—from the dad’s point of view.
Issues: An 8-day, 3000-mile father-son trip to talk about life, the future, and the past.
Guest 2: Davin Coburn, author of Who’s Spying on You? .
|Topic: The looming threat to your privacy, identity, and family in the digital age.
Issues: How to prevent every move from being tracked on your smartphone; which phones offer the most protection; how avoiding EZpass, Zigbee wireless devices , and Android phones can help protect privacy; how to keep medical and pharmaceutical records private and avoid identity theft; warning signs of hacking or compromised security.
Guest 1: Alexandra Anca, author of The Food Allergy Health and Diet Guide .
|Topic: Managing food allergies and intolerances by eliminating common allergens and gluten.
Issues: Identifying the most common allergens; finding out for sure whether you have an allergy/intolerance; strategies for living with food allergies; preparing healthy, delicious allergen-free meals.
Guest 2: David Kessler, author of Your Food is Fooling You .
|Topic: How your brain is hijacked by sugar, fat, and salt.
Issues: Why we overeat; why it’s so hard to stop; how we can break the cycle once and for all; additional pressured by teens; helping teens stay away from potentially lifelong bad habits.
Guest 1: Judith Ruskay Rabinor, author of Befriending Your Ex after Divorce .
|Topic: Making life better for you, your kids, and yes, your ex.
Issues: How to befriend your ex; the art of creating an ally from an opponent; when anger prevents befriending; how children benefit when exes cooperate.
Guest 2: Lisa Rene Reynolds, author of Parenting through Divorce .
|Topic: Helping children thrive during and after the split.
Issues: Anticipating children’s emotions and reactions; practical advice to guide children through divorce while retaining a strong, healthy, caring environment.
Guest: Susan Marcus, author of The Missing Alphabet .
|Topic: Developing creative thinking in kids.
Issues: The myth that some kids are born more creative than others; the impact of technology on creativity; the sensory alphabet (line, rhythm, space, movement, texture, color, shape, light, sound).
Guest 1: Phyllis Koch-Sheras and Peter Sheras, coauthors of Lifelong Love .
|Topic: Creating and maintaining an extraordinary relationship.
Issues: The 4-step “Couple Power” program that’s based on a dramatic shift in the way in which relationships are viewed—where the couple is seen as an entity in and of itself, greater than the sum of its individual parts.
Guest 2: Andrew Friedman, coauthor of Family, Inc. .
|Topic: Office-inspired solutions to reduce the chaos in your home and save your sanity.
Issues: How workplace skills and systems like regular meetings, budget setting, long-term planning, and employee evaluations can help you create a stress-free home.
Topic:How not to get blindsided by your child’s teen years
Issues: What’s so different about today’s culture? Parenting practices to avoid; parenting practices that really work; accepting that perfection is impossible; why conflict is the precursor to change.
Topic:Why we do things why we don’t, and how to make any change stick
Issues: Where do bad habits come from? Why it can take weeks or months to create and implement new behaviors and weed out old ones; avoid frustration and learn to navigate habit-forming pitfalls and successfully build new, long-lasting practices.
Topic:What you can (and can’t) do to counsel a friend, colleague, or family member with a problem
Issues: Learning to listen, clarify and define the problem, map a realistic path to success, improve accountability, and regain your independence.
Topic: Understanding, protecting, and nurturing an infant through the first three months
Issues: The differences between newborns and babies (it’s more than you think); what does the world of the newborn sound like, look like, feel like? How newborns communicate their needs; how parents instinctive responses contribute to brain development
Topic:The best advice you’ve ever heard to save time and money every day.
Issues: How to make everyday life less hectic and more enjoyable.
Topic: Unleashing kids’ instinct to play
Issues: How play makes kids happier, more self-reliant, and better students for life; play’s crucial role in children’s intellectual, social, and emotional development; how play has changed in today’s tech-filled world
Topic: The art of parenting with mindfulness
Issues: Finding your rhythm as a parent; teaching your children to diminish their limitations; how to use playfulness to improve communication between parents and children
Topic: Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday Life
Issues: Move through chaos and uncertainty with strength and ease; live every day aligned with your values and what matters most; release old habits, fears, and anxieties; and more
Topic: Understanding the dreams and nightmares of chdlihood
Issues: The science of dreams and imagination; the purpose of dreams; dreams of early childhood; dreams of middle and late childhood; interpreting dreams; dreams as play
Topic: Free your child from fears and worries
Issues: What causes anxiety? What’s normal–and what’s not; Annihilating anxiety; when and how to get help; treatment options, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication
Topic: Secrets to getting along with your mother-in-law or daughter-in-law
Issues: Understanding why your relationship with your in-law is so hard; powerful tools and techniques to bring peace and lasting change to your relationship; how to change your relationship without having to confront your in-law; what husbands and sons can do to stay out of the middle.
Topic: Venting about the funny–and frustrating–moments of motherhood
Issues: Of course you love being a parent. But sometimes it just sucks; advice and commentary on sickness, sleeping, pooping, language, eating, and more
Topic: True tales of one woman’s struggle to love her kids while losing her mind
Issues: Why family dinner are like herpes; how to avoid smashing toys that are being fought over; the joy of hearing that your son has murdered his imaginary friend.
Topic:A courageous story of giving life and renewing hope.
Issues: Dealing with the question no parent every wants to hear: “Would you be willing to donate your child’s organs?” Overcoming grief at the loss of a child.
Topic: A memoir of a father raising a child with Down Syndrome
Issues: Hearing the diagnosis; health and psychological issues children with Down Syndrome face; worries about your child’s future; more.
Topic: The making of an American military family in a time of war.
Issues: Adjusting to the unfamiliar (and sometimes unwelcome) role of military wife; the quiet battle military spouses wage to hold their families together during a loved one’s deployment; challenging one’s assumptions about military, motherhood, and even American citizenship.
Topic: A not-so-extreme guide to saving more.
Issues: Where to find coupons for what your family eats; how to reinvent your shopping strategy, how to make grocery shopping less stressful–and even fun.
Topic: A Dad’s Survival Guide to Raising Daughters.
Issues: Learning to love pink, tea parties, and painted nails; thinking ahead to her first crush, dating, marriage; why having daughters is the best.
Topic: Five strategies that end daily battles and get kids to listen the first time.
Issues: A step-by-step plan that will help you raise a child who is cooperative, considerate, confident, and self-reliant. The five strategies are: descriptive praise, preparing for success, reflective listening, never ask twice, and rewards and consequences.
Topic: Navigating 25 inevitable conversations that arrive before you know it.
Issues: How not to be blindsided by your child’s pre-teen years; tough conversations like, “You and Dad do that?” “Did you ever smoke marijuana?” “Can I get American Eagle jeans?” and “Do these shorts make my butt look big?”
Topic: One military family, one year of heroes, and lessons for a lifetime
Issues: The heartwarming story of a family’s commitment to fill a deployed servicemember’s place at the family dinner table with interesting people–teachers, Olympians, politicians, athletes, authors, comedians, and more.