Guest 1: Brad Sachs, author of When No One Understands.
Topic: Letters to a teenager on life, loss, and the hard road to adulthood.
Issues: Why more and more teens are being diagnosed with depression and the suicide rate is rising; the difference between normal teenage sullenness and true depression; the importance of communicating with teenagers and some ways of doing so when face-to-face conversations aren’t possible.
Guest 2: Valerie Fausone, author of Life is Ridiculous.
Topic: Finding the humor in everyday moments.
Issues: Learning to take things a little less seriously; the “will this really matter in five years” test; how humor can change and improve parent-child relationships.