“Positive Parenting” Radio

Every week, host Armin Brott interviews expert guests about important and timely topics of interest to parents and families. Equipped with an inquisitive mind, quick wit (Time magazine said, “His wry sense of humor will be a relief to hassled parents”), and a commitment to help, Armin offers an upbeat, informative, and engaging program filled with advice you can use.

There are numerous issues to be considered before having children, even more during pregnancy or while waiting to adopt, and too many to count once the kids arrive.

Some of the guests who’ve appeared on “Positive Parenting”:

  • T. Berry Brazelton, TouchpointsThe Irreducible Needs of Children, and others
  • Mary Pipher, Reviving Opelia, The Shelter Of Each Otherand others
  • Michael Gurian, The Wonder of BoysThe Good SonBoys and Girls Learn Differentlyand others
  • Daniel Handler (AKA Lemony Snickett), A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • William Pollack, Real Boysand others
  • Don Campbell, The Mozart Effect For Children
  • Alfie Kohn, The Homework Myth
  • Jim Trelease, The Read-Aloud Handbook
  • Louis Sachar, Holes
  • Peter Benson, president and CEO, Search Institute
  • Deborah Tannen, You’re Wearing That?
  • Jane Nelson, Positive Discipline: A-Z
  • Jane Isay, Walking on Eggshells
  • David Elkind, The Power of Play
  • Lisa Druxman, Lean Mommy, and founder of StrollerStrides
  • Eric Tyson, Personal Finance For Dummies
  • Heidi Murkoff, What To Expect When You’re Expecting
  • Penelope Leach, Children First
  • Joel Haber, Bullyproof Your Child for Life
  • Al Roker, Don’t Make Me Stop This Car
  • W. Bruce Cameron, 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter
  • The Four Thirds Solution
  • Irene Dunlap, Co-creator of the Chicken Soup series. Chicken Soup For the Kid’s Soul
  • Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, Manifesta
  • Mark Bryan, Code Of Love: How to Rethink Your Family and Remake Your Life
  • Barbara Meltz, Boston Globe parenting columnist, Put Yourself in Their Shoes: Understanding How Your Children See The World
  • Sue Shellenbarger, Wall St. Journal Work and Family columnist, Work And Family
  • Lynda and Area Maderas, What’s Happening To My Body For Boys and What’s Happening To My Body For Girls
  • Elaine Aron, The Highly Sensitive Person
  • Judith Wallerstein,many books
  • Michele Borba,many books
  • Stephan Poulter, The Father Factor, The Mother Factor, and other
  • Susan Linn, Consuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover Of Childhood
  • Michael Thompson, The Pressured Child
  • Pat Williams, Coaching Your Kids to be Leaders
  • Brad Sachs, The Good Enough Teen
  • Keith Devlin, The Math Instinct
  • Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods
  • Katherine Ellison, author of The Mommy Brain
  • Deborah Prothrow-Stith, Sugar and Spice and No Longer Nice
  • Linda Acredolo, Baby Signs, Baby Hearts, and others
  • Barbara LeBey, Remarried with Children
  • Rosalind Wiseman, Queen Bees and Wannabes
  • Jean Twenge, Generation Me
  • Norman Wright, How to Speak Your Spouse’s Language
  • Lawrence Diller, The Last Normal Child
  • Frank Lawlis, The IQ Answer
  • Don and Jeanne Elium, Raising a Son and Raising a Daughter
  • Mary Sommerville, President of the American Library Association
  • Lois Jean White, President of the National PTA
  • Wade Horn, President of the National Fatherhood Initiative
  • Shawn O’Hara, President of Junior Achievement
  • Reg Green, father of Nicholas Green, whose organs were donated after he was killed in Italy
  • Angela Mason, Executive Director of World Vision
  • Jackie Needleman, Founder and President of ParentsPlace.com
  • David Liederman, Executive Director of the Child Welfare League of America

Some of the hundreds of topics we’ve covered on “Positive Parenting”:

  • Parent/teen communication
  • Helping men be better fathers
  • Learning to be a “good enough” parent
  • Evaluating youth sports programs
  • New treatments for dealing with autism, ADD ,and learning disabilities
  • Issues facing military families
  • Finding financial aid for college
  • Helping kids cope with divorce
  • Nature vs. nurture
  • Raising emotionally intelligent children
  • What’s wrong with our education system and how to fix it
  • Choosing children’s software
  • Options for infertile couples
  • Getting kids involved in mentoring
  • Talking to kids about sex
  • Internet resources for parents and kids
  • Balancing work and family
  • Stay-at-home dads
  • The power of humor
  • Special concerns of boys
  • Special concerns of girls
  • Nurturing new mothers
  • Adoption and surrogate parenting
  • Preventing violence and child abuse
  • Getting kids to listen
  • Help for overweight kids
  • Making the transition from couple to parents
  • The importance of reading
  • Exposing kids to music
  • Impact of the media on our children
  • Communicating with pre-verbal kids using sign language
  • Personal safety for families
  • Caring for aging parents
  • Fighting racism and intolerance
  • Dealing with violence on television and in other media
  • Why video and computer games might actually be good for kids
  • Parenting gifted kids
  • Becoming a step-family
  • Creating family rituals
  • New discoveries in brain development
  • How parents can cope with the stress of parenthood
  • Cooking healthy meals on a budget
  • Raising twins, triplets, and more
  • The special role of grandparents
  • Father-son and father-daughter relationships
  • Mother-daughter relationships
  • Raising spiritual kids in a material world
  • How to keep from spoiling kids
  • Overcoming asthma
  • The truth about autism
  • Organic living
  • Food additives and their impact on children’s behavior