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Attention Deficit Disorder, Peer Pressure, Bullying, Suicide, Violence ... Stress. We are ailing, and our children seem to be the worst afflicted. Strong adult/child attachments are key to raising healthy children. The adults in that equation have to be us - their parents. Not their teachers, daycare providers, social workers. Us. But, instead of keeping our children close, we push them into the unwitting arms of their peers. Think Lord of the Flies. Our peer-oriented children are more focused on social acceptance than on inquisitive, intellectual, independent living.
Our guest, Dr. Gabor Maté, is the internationally-renowned author of Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter; Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It; and When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection. He'll talk us through how to reconnect with our children and the importance of doing so.
Host, Allison R. Brown, is a civil rights attorney and owner of Allison Brown Consulting (ABC), www.allisonbrownconsulting.com.
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