Guest 1: Brian Sanders, president and COO, i9 Sports
Topic: Keeping youth sports safe.
Issues: Making youth sports fun and safe; reducing concussion risk.
Topic: Arming your child against bullying, peer pressure, addiction, self-harm, and out-of –control emotions.
Issues: Respond to your child’s internal experiences in healthy ways; acknowledge your child’s thoughts and feelings; help your child establish his or her own sense of identity; help your child develop essential self-validating skills.
Topic: How to raise joyful children when the headlines are full of fear.
Issues: Learning to be more aware of media messages; understanding how children process and react to news; helping children deal with their fears that what’s happening in the news will happen to them.
Topic: How the “troubled teen” industry cons parents and hurts kids.
Issues: Understanding what tough love programs are all about; proof that these programs do more harm than good; how lack of adequate staff training and no accountability has created a multi-billion dollar industry