Topic: A mother and daughter’s journey through autism.
Issues: A heartbreaking—and inspiring—story of how a child who couldn’t speak or control her body and who was diagnosed as mentally retarded and severely autistic, was able to communicate electronically at age 22; what it’s like to be trapped in your own body, and what it’s like to be the mother of a child you know is smart but who is continually misdiagnosed and abused.
Topic: How to guide your child to a happy, successful life.
Issues: The pros and cons of being an only child; different types of only children; how parents can combat oversensitivity in their only child and familiarize them with normal conflicts that arise in daily life; ways parents can stop themselves from transferring their won worries to their only child.
Topic: Rescuing our children from the culture of hyper-parenting.
Issues: What happens when the impulse to give our children the best of everything runs rampant; why managing every detail of our children’s lives is backfiring; what the research shows about how overmanaged children are not learning basic life skills and are staying overdependent on their parents.