Guest 1: Ruth Meyer Brown, author of A Grandmother’s Guide to Babysitting.
Topic: Times-have-changed practical advice and space for important information.
Issues: Schedules and getting organized; how rules make life run smoothly; making time for fun; the importance of grandparents in children’s lives; handling emergencies (all the forms and permissions every parent needs to leave with the grandparents).
Guest 2: Michael Osit, author of Generation Text.
Topic: Raising well-adjusted kids in an age of instant everything.
Issues: The ways in which children’s identities are shaped by the world around them; how—with an absence of meaningful barriers between impulses and ability to act on them—parents can help children learn to make intelligent choices and effectively manage overload.