Guest 1: David Elkind, author of The Power of Play.
Topic: How spontaneous, imaginative activities lead to happier, healthier children.
Issues: why play is more than just fun—it’s a crucial piece of development; the importance of unstructured downtime; how to restore play’s role in our children’s lives at home, school, and our communities.
Guest 2: Kenneth Condrell, author of The Unhappy Child.
Topic: What every parent needs to know about their children’s mental health.
Issues: the 10 most common—and undetected—causes of childhood unhappiness; the differences between unhappiness and depression; how to be an effective parent even if you suffer from depression; strategies for parenting children who feel like failures; characteristics a family must have in order to parent a happy child.