[amazon asin=1118127218&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Elizabeth Laugeson, author of The Science of Making Friends.
Topic: Helping socially challenged teens and young adults.
Issues: Rules and steps for social skills; ideas for parents to assist in improving conversations; how to expand social opportunities; handling peer rejection and bullying; developing and enhancing friendships.
Rick Yount, Executive Director, Warrior Canine Connection, warriorcanineconnection.org/
George Lamb, Outreach Chief, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), www.dcoe.mil/
Larry Gill, Veterans Liaison, Homes for Our Troops, www.hfotusa.org/
[amazon asin=0307884848&template=thumbleft&chan=default]John Elder Robison, author of Raising Cubby.
Topic: A father and son’s adventure with Asperger’s, trains, tractors, and high explosives.
Issues:How an unapologetically eccentric dad raised his equally eccentric son. A tender, suspenseful, and laugh-out-loud funny story of a father and son who grow up together.
[amazon asin=0062208969&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Andrea Buchanan, author of The Double Daring Book for Girls.
Topic: A guide to everything a girl needs to know
Issue: Camping to schoolyard games, great women in history, shooting pool; how to throw and catch; making sand castles, the Greek alphabet, how to spin a hula hoop, and much more
[amazon asin=0520258444&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Allison Pugh, author of Longing and Belonging.
Topic: Parents, children, and consumer culture
Issues: How parents decrease their own power in the home by putting their children’s needs first; how to handle kids’ consumer desires in a down economy; what really drives consumer desires.
[amazon asin=1616081716&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Guest 1: Michael Goldberg, author of The Myth of Autism.
Topic: How a misunderstood epidemic is destroying our children.
Issues: The epidemic of autism—we’ve gone from 1 in 5,000 to 1 in 110 in just 30 years; autism is not a psychological or developmental condition—it’s actually a medical disease that attacks the brain’s immune system, and can be cured.
[amazon asin=B000W5MHY0&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Guest 2: Frank Lawlis, author of Mending the Broken Bond.
Topic: Developing a loving relationship with your child in 90 days.
Issues: Being the role model your child needs you to be; using empathy to resolve problems; learning when and how to forgive; channeling your child’s energy through diet, breathing exercises, and calming activities.
[amazon asin=0965110508&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Guest 3: Jane Hersey, author of Why Can’t My Child Behave?
Topic: How foods and additives affect children’s behavior
Issues: Understanding the effects of additives, including asthma, depression, developmental delays, and autism; easy ways to eliminate additives.