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Dr. Annie Abram will talk about toddlers: their separation anxiety, sleeping habits, toilet training, temper tantrums and more. If you are a parent of a toddler, or just want more information about child development during the first 2 years please feel free to call as during show time at (646) 716-5232 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join parenting expert Dr. Annie Abram, Ph.D. on March 29th, 2010. She will talk about how parenthood presents opportunities for self-transformation throughout our lifetime. The parenting experience provides on-going opportunities to think about our life stories and understand how this narrative informs our daily life. We become mindful by making the connection between today and yesterday allowing ourselves to live in the present.
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Call (646) 716 52 32 at 12:30pm EST, 11:30am CT, 9:30am PT with your questions and to learn more about healthy parenting styles.
Our show is an open conversation about mindful parenting, finding your voice as a parent and feeling competent in this role. Parenting is a relationship not a set of rules and it gives us the opportunity of a lifetime: to re-write our own life narrative. On our show we talk about developing a deeper understanding of ourselves in order to better understand our children.
Dr. Annie Abram and Armin Brott, a fathering expert and the author of many books about fathers will discuss the importance of fathers in their children's lives. Although, there continues to be a stigma associated with "care-giving" dads, through out last two decades the role of the father has been increasingly recognized as just as important as that of the mother in determining the well being of children in every aspect of their development. For example, the involvement of a father in a girl's life is instrumental in how she thinks about herself as a woman, a worker,
and increases her confidence on every level. Of course, this is true for boys as well, largely through gender identification.
A former Marine, Armin Brott has devoted the last 20 years to providing men with the tools, support, and knowledge to help them become the fathers they want to be——and their families need them to be. His eight critically acclaimed books for fathers have sold well over a million copies. Titles include The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be and The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year. He has written on fatherhood for hundreds of newspapers and magazines and is a frequent guest on such television programs as the Today Show. He also writes a nationally syndicated newspaper column (Ask Mr. Dad), and hosts a syndicated radio show (Positive Parenting). He lives with his family in Oakland, California.
In observance of Mother's Day we will talk about what it means to be a mother, including how this meaning is changing over time, or is it really?
Dr. Annie Abram will be interviewed by Rondi Charleston.
Dr. Abram is a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, and holds a PhD in clinical social work. Her practice is in Norwalk, CT.
Rondi Charleston, a Juilliard graduate, is an award winning jazz singer/lyricist/composer whose work has appeared in film, TV and on stage throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Her most recent album, Signs of Life, climbed the Jazz Week charts for ten consecutive weeks and has critics raving; Jazz Times proclaims: “she is a songwriter whose poetic, narrative, and compositional skills are comparable to such modern masters as Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon.”
Touring in support of Signs of Life, Rondi and her all-star band have given sold out performances from coast to coast – from Yoshi’s in San Francisco, to Mayne Stage in Chicago, to Joe’s Pub in New York. Along the way, Rondi has appeared as a featured guest on such prestigious television – PBS Chicago Tonight, Entertainment Tonight, and ABC Windy City Live.
Prior to her jazz career Rondi worked at ABC News as a journalist. She received an Emmy and Peabody Award as a television journalist and investigative reporter for Primetime Live.
Today's guest is Bonnie Harris, MS Ed, parenting specialist and director of Connective Parenting. We will discuss what we as parents can do to help our children develop healthy relationships with their peers. We generally think first and foremost of parents and their impact on a child's development. More recently, we are beginning to recognize the importance of early peer relations, and how they affect our children's overall development including, feelings of self-worth, and academic success.
Bonnie Harris, MS Ed, is the director of Connective Parenting and has been a parenting specialist for twenty-five years. Parent educator, professional trainer, counselor, author, and international speaker, Harris is known for her pioneering mindset shift out of the reward and punishment model to a connected relationship. She received her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College in New York City. In 1990, she founded The Parent Guidance Center in New Hampshire. Based on her book, When Your Kids Push Your Buttons (2003), Bonnie teaches Buttons parent workshops and professional trainings internationally. Her second book Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids: 8 Principles for Raising Kids You’ll Love to Live With (2008) distills her groundbreaking work into 8 key principles and practical strategies. She has appeared on The Today Show, Asia News, ABC Australia broadcast among others and has been featured in Parenting, Parents, Good Housekeeping, Essence, and Working Mother magazines. Bonnie is the mother of two grown children and lives with her husband in New Hampshire. To learn more — www.bonnieharris.com
Today's guest is Caroline Gibbs, founder and director of The Transgender Institute, located in Kansas City, Missouri, whose mission is to help adults and young families to address their gender concerns through individual, group and family therapy.
Today's discussion will focus on what does it mean to be transgender, and how we can help this movement to progress.
Caroline Gibbs is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor, nationally and internationally recognized as an educator, advocate and provider for this population.
Caroline brings a deep respect for, and sensitivity to, the needs of families of origin, partners, children and friends, a familiarity with the diversity of gender expression and the transgender liberation movement, and an in-depth knowledge of mental health concerns.
Caroline uses a holistic approach that includes psychological counseling, hormone treatment, psychiatric referrals, and surgery guidance among numerous other services.
Today Annie Abram and her guest, David Trotter, will discuss sex trafficking in the US. There are "100,000 children in the sex trade in the United States each year. In the US, sex trafficking commonly occurs in online escort services, residential brothels, brothels disguised as massage businesses or spas, and in street prostitution. Victims are frequently lured by false promises of a lucrative job, stability, education, or a loving relationship. In the U.S., victims can be men or women, adults or children, foreign nationals or U.S. citizens. While they share the trait of vulnerability, victims have diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, varied levels of education, and may be documented or undocumented." (http://www.polarisproject.org/human-trafficking/overview)
David Trotter is filmmaker, author, and speaker with a passion to help people take action on important social justice issues in our world. He is the Co-executive Producer and Co-director on two documentaries - MOTHER INDIA: Life Through the Eyes of the Orphan (www.motherindiafilm.com) as well as IN PLAIN SIGHT: Stories of Hope and Freedom (www.inplainsightfilm.com). He is the author of multiple books including the recently released Start Something to End Trafficking. He has been married to Laura for over 20 years, and they live with their two children in Newport Beach, California.
Are you outraged by custody battles frequently resulting in decisions that are not in the best interest of the child? We must find ways to change the justice system that discriminates against the "good enough" mother, and awards custody to fathers, who have proven themselves to be unfit, disinterested in the role, and often neglectful/abusive. Join Dr. Annie Abram and Dr. Phyllis Chesler, author of "Mothers on Trial: The Battle for Children and Custody" for the live discussion.
Call in to ask your questions during show time at (646) 716-5232 or email us at email@example.com.
In continuing observance of April, Autism Awareness Month, today our guest will be Alina Rodescu-Pitchon, mother of 28 old Ben. Alina will talk about the challenges and rewards of raising a child with ASD.
We will also address what do parents do when they first feel their child is not developing typically, and what are the resources they can find helpful.
Alina Rodescu-Pitchon was born in Bucharest, Romania and emigrated to the US with her family as a child in 1964. She graduated from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and Planning to go on to work in NYC. After working at I.M.Pei & Partners, Costas Kondylis, and Gal Nauer Architects, she now heads her own design practice, Pitchon Design Group. Alina also holds a Real Estate license.
She is the proud mom of Ben, 28, and lives in Wilton, CT.
Today, our guest will be Ivonne Zucco, Executive Director at The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education in Stamford, CT. We will discuss sexual violence, and what we as a community can do to prevent it, where the victim can turn for help and what kind of help is available at The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education.
Ivonne Zucco has served in a number of roles at The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education since 2009. In 2011 she became the Executive Director of the agency.
Ms. Zucco has a particular interest in prevention and believes education is of the utmost importance. The agency spreads awareness through community involvement starting as early as the pre-school years. Ms. Zucco has also played an active role in legislation re: sexual assault.
The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education provides free, 24-hour confidential help to men, women and children who have experienced sexual assault, serving the eight towns of lower Fairfield County, CT since 1979. They can be there from the time the victim enters the emergency room, throughout their making a police statement, and remain involved in preliminary court proceedings to the date of trial. They can also be with the victims as the healing takes place, delivering goal-oriented counseling. All of their services are available in English and Spanish.
Our show is an open conversation about mindful parenting, finding your voice as a parent, and feeling competent in this role. Parenting is a relationship not a set of rules. It gives us the opportunity of a lifetime: to re-write our own life narrative. On our show we talk about developing a deeper understanding of ourselves in order to better understand our children.
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