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How to Parent a Self Driven Child

Mar 15, 2018
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Parents often struggle with how much autonomy to give their kids. In recent decades, children have reported that they fell as if they have little control over their own lives. Though parents mean well, taking a step back and allowing their children to make decisions on their own might be a better strategy. Join us today as we discuss methods for parenting with a lighter touch.

The Yes Brain Approach to Child Discipline

Mar 2, 2018
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Time-outs and punishments are often seen as synonymous in the eyes of children and parents alike. Authors Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson have developed an alternative approach to discipline they have coined the "Yes Brain" approach.

Join us today as we discuss the benefits of utilizing the "Yes Brain" technique and how it can help children experience the world with greater curiosity and enthusiasm. 

The Yes Brain Approach to Child Discipline

Jan 22, 2018
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Time-outs and punishments are often seen as synonymous in the eyes of children and parents alike. Authors Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson have developed an alternative approach to discipline they have coined the "Yes Brain" approach.

Join us today as we discuss the benefits of utilizing the "Yes Brain" technique and how it can help children experience the world with greater curiosity and enthusiasm. 

When you're facing a major life change, it helps to talk to someone who has already been through it. All Things Considered is connecting people on either side of a shared experience, and they're letting us eavesdrop on their conversations in our series Been There.

For Crystal Joyce this school year is a series of lasts: her son's last picture day, his last marching band halftime show, their last Boy Scout troop meeting together

"It beeped in the envelope. That's how we knew."

Leslie Conrad is the director of Clemson Outdoor Lab in Pendleton, S.C., which runs several different camps during the summer. Clemson bans cellphones and other electronic devices for campers.

That makes sense. We traditionally think of summer camp as a place to swim in the lake and weave friendship bracelets, not text and play video games.

Wellness Wednesday: Facebook, Patient Advocates

May 24, 2017
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After a newborn arrives, a new parents’ Facebook feeds can to explode with adorable photos, well wishes and pithy observations on early childhood. It can be fun to share but research has shown that when new mothers become too focused on those posts, they are more likely to experience stress and unhappiness. According to Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan and her team from The Ohio State University, people post these photos to seek validation as parents.

Join us today as we talk about Facebook and parenting, parents looking toward untested treatments and patient advocates. 

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A new report shows that one of the biggest health concerns in Ohio is the smoking rate, and if Ohio could cut it down many lives and millions of dollars in healthcare costs could be saved.

The report found that 22 percent of Ohio residents are smokers, ranking Ohio at 43rd in the country, and 1 in 10 children live in a home with tobacco users, ranking Ohio 49th in the country. Today we'll discuss smoking in Ohio, wellbeing in the workplace, and diaper health and accessibility.

As a Seattle-based fiction writer and a part-time stay-at-home dad, Josh Mohr, 40, spends his days in the world of make-believe.

His routine begins at approximately 5:30 a.m. when his 3-year-old daughter, Ava, waves a magic wand to turn him into a children's storyteller.

Mohr cozies up to his toddler, who's dressed for the occasion in a purple princess dress and a sparkly crown with rainbow jewels. After they've finished a few readings of Curious George, Ava asks her dad to read the story again.

"Again, Daddy. Let's do it again," she says.

Even though studies show kids whose fathers take an active part in their lives are less disruptive and better adjusted socially, most programs that aim to up parenting skills are geared towards mothers.

Life is pretty busy for Mike Buchmann, a high school art teacher and football coach, and his wife Shannon, who works as an assistant controller at a small private college near their home in Mishawaka, Ind.

Everyone is out the door by 7:45 each morning: Mike shuttles their two older kids to before-school care, while Shannon drops off their 14-month-old at a church-based child care center before they head off to their full-time jobs.

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Today at 11am

Natural disasters and terror attacks seem to be a constant headline.  In these emergency situations, there are a few apps that could keep us connected if other, more traditional, methods fail.  Also, some tips on how to raise children with access to and understanding of the digital world. And, a look at some upcoming tech items, including a cellphone, virtual reality and a video chat app.

Science-Based Parenting Guide

Apr 4, 2016
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New parents often get a lot of advice from family, friends and co-workers, but all these tips and hints from others can be overwhelming, contradictory and confusing. Today's guests have written a new book for parents, with their suggestions backed by scientific research. Their advice ranges from controversial issues such as vaccines to bed sharing.  

Myths and Realities of Foster Parenting

Oct 8, 2015
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According to the annual report from the Department of Health and Human Services, there are currently 415,129 children in foster care. While many foster children are passed from one unstable home to the next, there do exist foster parents who deeply care for the kids in their care. This hour, a look at the myths and realities that surround foster parenting. 

10 am

Studies show a majority of Americans think spanking is an appropriate form of discipline. But what’s not clear is where discipline ends and child abuse begins. That debate was reinvigorated recently amid news that an NFL running back beat his son with a tree branch. We’ll look at the psychology and sociology of corporal punishment, and the complicated art of teaching a child right from wrong.

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