Guest 1: Michael Hollander, author of Helping Teens Who Cut.
Topic: Understanding and ending self-injury.
Issues: Dispelling the myths about teenage “cutting”; what motivates cutting; what parents can do to make the cutting stop; effective treatments that can help troubled teens cope with extreme emotions in a healthier way.
Guest 2: Lawrence Kutner, coauthor of Grand Theft Childhood.
Topic: The surprising truth about violent video games and what parents can do.
Issues: Do video games really make children more violent? How violent video games may actually prevent fights by helping kids work through their anger; why girls like Grand Theft Auto almost as much as boys do; the myth that kids lose social skills by playing video games