Something You Should Know about Parenting


Better Parenting

July 29, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Laurence Steinberg, author of the book The Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Can you love your child too much?

 

Dr. Laurence Steinberg:
I think a lot of parents believe that they can spoil a child by being too loving. Research studies indicate that you can't be too loving to a child. You can spoil a child with material possessions but you can't spoil a child with genuine affection.
 


Dr. Laurence Steinberg

Why Kids Get Fat

June 12, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Patricia Ronald Riba, author of the book Fit Kids Revolution: The Parent's Diet-Free Guide to Raising Healthy & Fit Children

 

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Mike Carruthers:
One reason so many kids are overweight is because their parents let them eat whatever they want.

 

Dr. Patricia Ronald Riba:
I get so many parents and they’re like he’ll eat too much, he eats too much.  And I say, “Yeah if it’s cheese puffs and pizza of course but I’ve never had a kid come in with a stomach ache from eating too many brussels sprouts or carrots or apples.”
 


Dr. Patricia Ronald Riba

Coping With Allergies

May 14, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Keri Peterson, Spokesperson for Clorox

 

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Mike Carruthers:
More and more people are suffering from allergies we’re up to 36 million Americans.

 

Dr. Keri Peterson:
If you have a parent with allergies, 1 parent gives you a 33% chance of having allergies. And if you have 2 parents that have allergies you have a 67% chance and they can develop at any age.
 


Dr. Keri Peterson

Mothers & Sons

May 12, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Meg Meeker, author of the book Strong Mothers, Strong Sons: Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Men

 

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Mike Carruthers:
For mothers raising a son is different than raising a daughter.

 

Dr. Meg Meeker:
During the first 10 years boys need a lot of security to come from their mothers - they need a lot of time, they need affection, they need bonding.
 


Dr. Meg Meeker

Are Today's Kids Spoiled?

May 5, 2014

 

Interview with Alfie Kohn, author of the book The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom about Children and Parenting

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Parents today are often accused of being too permissive and over-protective.

 

Alfie Kohn:
That’s what they were saying in 1911, it’s what they were saying in 1952, it always seems to be getting worse. And worse is almost always defined in terms of kids getting away with too much and parents letting them.
 


Alfie Kohn

Improving Parent/Adult Children Relationships

April 14, 2014

 

Interview with Jane Isay, author of the book Walking on Eggshells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Many adult children have some difficulty in their relationship with their parents and that difficulty can grow into real conflict, however…

 

Jane Isay:
Tiny changes in the parents' behavior can make very large changes in the relationship - a loving email that doesn't need a response or a phone call without an agenda.
 


Jane Isay

Our Anti-Male Culture

April 2, 2014

 

Interview with Kathleen Parker, author of the book Save the Males: Why Men Matter Why Women Should Care

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Have you noticed in our society that…

 

Kathleen Parker:
The culture at large is extremely anti-male these days. This has been building for twenty or thirty years. And it's finally reached a point where guys can't do anything right.
 


Kathleen Parker

Overindulging Our Kids - Part 2

March 19, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. David Bredehoft, author of the book How Much Is Too Much? 

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How do you know if you’re overindulging your child? Well ask yourself some questions.

 

Dr. David Bredehoft:
Is what I am doing, does that get in the way of my child learning what he or she needs to be learning at that time. You’re in such a hurry you tie the kids shoes because you can do it quicker.

 


Dr. David Bredehoft

Overindulging Our Kids

March 18, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. David Bredehoft, author of the book How Much Is Too Much? 

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You likely agree that kids today are overindulged by their parents more than in previous generations. So why is that?

 

Dr. David Bredehoft:
We found out from our research that overindulgence really comes from good heart they want the best for their kids.
 


Dr. David Bredehoft

Ways To Improve Family Communication

February 17, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Carl Alasko, author of the book Say

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to improve your communication skills particularly within your own family…

 

Dr. Carl Alasko:
Don’t ask questions that don’t have an actual answer. And I put the main culprit the why question. Why didn’t you do your homework?
 


Dr. Carl Alasko

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