[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.
In movies, books, and sometimes even real life, you often hear stories of men sleeping with their best friends’ wives. But in reality, that happens a lot less that you’d think. In fact, men may actually be biologically to stay away from the fruit of the forbidden tree (isn’t that poetic?). Researchers at the University [...]
Stress-proofing your teen + Getting your teen ready for college + Sex, love, and money + Navigating delicate relationships
[amazon asin=B005F0PZ4G&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Guest 1: Heath Dingwell, author of Stress-Proof Your Teen.
Topic: Helping your teen manage stress and build healthy habits.
Issues: Recognizing when your teen’s behaviors and eating habits signal a problem; helping a teen manage a psychological disorder; helping teens maintain healthy dating relationships and friendships.
Guest 2: Carol Jones, author of Toward College Success.
[amazon asin=1936782081&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Topic: Is your teenager ready, willing, and able?
Issues: Why you need to start college planning when your child is still in middle school; giving your child the tools he or she will need to handle stress, peer pressure, and the responsibility that go along with being a college student.
[amazon asin=0977655237&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Guest 3: Michael Gilbert, author of The Disposable Male.
Topic: Sex, love and money—the world through Darwin’s eyes.
Issues: Why is men’s work is so important to their identity? Why are women so concerned with men’s prospects and finances? Benefits of single-sex education for boys as well as girls; working with nature instead of fighting it.
[amazon asin=0767920856&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Guest 4: Jane Isay, author of Walking on Eggshells.
Topic: Navigating the delicate relationship between adult children and parents.
Issues: Parenthood doesn’t end when the kids move out of the house; how parents and adult children can set and respect each other’s boundaries; why parents need to learn to give advice only when it’s asked for; how children can learn to stay close to mom and dad but still be independent.
Guest 1: Vikki Stark, Author of My Sister, My Self.
Topic: Understanding the sibling relationship that shapes our lives, our loves, and ourselves.
Issues: Having grown up as an older, younger, middle, or twin sister influences a woman’s choice of occupation, your circle of friends, your love life—even how she feels about her own body.
Guest 2: Gregg Stebben, Editor of Best Life Magazine
Topic: Is it okay to spy on our kids?
Issues: Cell phones let you pinpoint your child’s exact location, car gadgets let you record everywhere your teens go and how fast they drive, software lets you log every keystroke your child makes on his computer, “Geo-Fencing” systems let you program his cell phone so that when your child enters or leaves a specified zone, you will be alerted … just because these products are available (and affordable) does that mean you should use them?