Something You Should Know about Parenting


Changes In Parenting - Part 2

August 27, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Shami Kang, author of the book The Self-Motivated Kid: How to Raise Happy, Healthy Children Who Know What They Want and Go After It (Without Being Told)

 

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Mike Carruthers:

Over-parenting is a real problem today. What is it?

 

Dr. Shimi Kang:

Overscheduling, over-instructing, over-protecting and its wreaking havoc on children’s motivation and also their mental health in terms of anxiety, depression, rising rates of addiction.
 


Dr. Shimi Kang

Changes In Parenting

August 26, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Shami Kang, author of the book The Self-Motivated Kid: How to Raise Happy, Healthy Children Who Know What They Want and Go After It (Without Being Told)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Never before have parents been so involved in their children’s day-to-day lives.

 

Dr. Shimi Kang:
Yet children have never been so ill with things like obesity, diabetes, anxiety, depression, addiction, plus - entitlement, narcissistic traits and all these things we’re seeing in our society.
 


Dr. Shimi Kang

What It Takes To Be A Good Dad

August 14, 2015

 

Interview with John Badalament, author of the book The Modern Dad's Dilemma: How to Stay Connected with Your Kids in a Rapidly Changing World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The definition of being a good dad is different than it used to be.

 

John Badalament:
The expectations for being a good dad were completely different just a generation ago. Dads were not expected to emotionally connect with their kids, being a good dad was about being a provider, a breadwinner – today it’s about being a breadwinner and a caretaker.
 


John Badalament

Why Getting Sick Is Good For Your Health

August 13, 2015

 

Interview with Marlene Zuk, author of the book Riddled with Life: Friendly Worms, Ladybug Sex, and the Parasites That Make Us Who We Are

 

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Mike Carruthers:
No one wants to get sick. However, in one respect illness can be a good thing.

 

Marlene Zuk:
I'm not arguing that disease is good for you or that people should be happy to get sick.
 


Marlene Zuk

Your Child's Happiness

July 20, 2015

 

Interview with Christine Carter, M.D., author of the book Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Parents have a lot to do with whether or not their children are happy.

 

Christine Carter, M.D.:
Often parents think they have one cheerful kid and one grumpy kid and that’s kind of the way it is. But actually we have a lot of great science now that shows that there are factors that parents can teach their kids that will lead to happiness in childhood and beyond.

 


Dr. Christine Carter

Performing Under Pressure - Part 2

July 7, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Hendrie Weisinger, author of the book Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most

 

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Mike Carruthers:
One way to perform better under pressure is the reframe the task as an opportunity rather than a pressure situation.

 

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger:
The key is to minimize the injurious affects that pressure has - it downgrades our thinking, our judgement it even bends our ethics.
 


Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Performing Under Pressure

July 6, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Hendrie Weisinger, author of the book Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Performing under pressure why is it so hard to do well when so much is at stake? It all has to do with the uncertainty of the outcome.

 

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger:
And that uncertainty translates into anxiety. And anxiety makes everybody do worse in a performance situation.
 


Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Disciplining Children

June 18, 2015

 

Interview with Kim John Payne, author of the book The

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Every parent knows that disciplining children is difficult.

 

Kim John Payne:
…and what makes it easier to do is to actually understand that they’re not being deliberately disobedient. Kids don’t wake up in the morning and think hmm I wonder how I can be disobedient today they do it because they need us.

 


Kim John Payne

Sibling Conflict

June 8, 2015

 

Interview with Po Bronson, author of the book NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Parents are often concerned about how their children get along with each other. So here’s a statistic you might find interesting…

 

Po Bronson:
From the ages of 3 to 10, on average, siblings will  - for every hour they spend together - they will get into arguments 3 and a half times per hour. It will add up to 10 minutes of every hour spent arguing.
 

 

 


Po Bronson

Teens Who Don't Grow Up

June 5, 2015

 

Interview with Joseph Allen, co-author of the book Escaping the Endless Adolescence: How We Can Help Our Teenagers Grow Up Before They Grow Old

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Many of our teenagers have a problem and here it is...

 

Joseph Allen:
We are seeing more and more parents who are running flat out trying to provide everything they can for their teens - from lessons to summer camps to electronic gadgets. And yet in spite of all of this nurturance they find that there teens are still just remarkably helpless and dependent even in the face of simple everyday tasks.

 

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