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Today's children, growing up with the Internet, are connected instantly to local and global events and very often the all too real acts of violence from terrorists, assassins, and killers of all kinds. They lose their childhood innocence way to early. Instead of playing games of "house" or "school" they reinact scenes of war and killing. The slaughter of nine worshippers at a South Carolina church was an act of domestic terrorism, and many wonder if it's safe to attend church anymore. In too many countries abroad, acts of violence have become acceptable. How do we teach our children, tomorrow's leaders, to change the world as it is, full,of race, religious and nationality based hatred? How do we teach them to eradicate the evils,of violence on their lifetime? Today's guests, Salma Mahmood of Pakistan, Fatima Traore of Mali, Boyede Sobitan of the Nigerian Professional Association and Gerald Hankerson, Outreach Coordinator of the Council on American Islamic Relation discuss this crucial topic.
Join speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com for this week's podcast.
Today's guest is Monae Mayurama, SLP from Las Vegas. She's developed her own interactive books that she uses in small group sessions with preschoolers. I learned about Monae from an SLP I met several years ago while teaching one of my courses in Georgia. She sent me this glowing email about Monae's work:
"I started to work in the schools this year and work with an amazing speech therapist Monae. She has taught me so much about working with autistic children, especially in a small group setting. This has always been a challenge for me, but she has a true gift.
She has authored and designed an entire series of interactive books and uses them so beautifully in small group lessons to target so many language goals. She has an amazing way of including imitation and receptive targets in her group sessions.
I told her about the work that you do... I also thought she would be an AMAZING guest on your podcast to explain how she is able to target language goals in a group setting and how she is able to work with children on so many levels at once since this is an area of difficulty for many of us."
I'm excited to hear Monae's strategies and I know you will be too!
Here's the post at teachmetotalk.com with more information about her books and favorite songs:
Join us this week as we have another great show planned for you. This week we welcome to the show for the very first time Mr. Scott Stewart. He has taught at Chicago State University and Gwendolyn Brooks High School for a few years. He teaches a course on entrepreneurship. So our question we will ask this week is "Why Don't We Teach Our Children 2 Be Entrepreneur's?" This will be a show you don't want to miss. I would love for all of the adults to listen to this show with their children. So be sure to tell a friend and relative. We go on at 6pm est and our call in number is 619-393-2813
We seem to look at children as the young people we teach. We teach them everything from how to listen to how to do just about anything they do. We try to teach them at times without them participating and slowing things down. If you allowed a child to talk more, you would see how much they see and how they look at our world in such a matter a fact way. What are we learning from the children that we know and why it is in our best interest to give them time to participate? Tune in and Join in on the Conversation tomorrow morning at 5:30 AM, PST.
Do Your Kids Respect You? 9 Ways to Change Their Attitude
By Janet Lehman, MSW
We often forget that children aren’t born with a built-in sense of respect for others. While each child has a different personality, all children need to be taught to be respectful. From birth, kids learn to manipulate their world to get their needs met—this is natural. But it’s our job as parents to teach them respectful ways of doing this.
People wonder why kids have gotten so much more disrespectful these days—we see children and teens arguing with adults (or ignoring them outright), using foul language, copping an attitude, and not using manners or respecting those in authority. Sadly, this has become the norm for many children and teens. In my opinion, it really is a different world right now than the one we grew up in. Movies, music, video games and television all seem to glorify a disrespectful, angry, rude way of dealing with others. This means that in some ways we have to work harder as parents to teach our kids to be respectful. Added to this is the fact that parents are also busier than ever before, which makes it much harder to respond immediately to our kids. Let’s face it, it’s easier to let things slide when you’re worn out and stressed from working so hard.
How to talk to children about anxiety?
How can we support kids who have a anxiety? In this podcast I will talk with Jake Hedges, a Mental Health Counselor at Integrative Counseling Services, who is currently pursuing a certification for Child Centered Play Therapy. He has experience counseling adults, children, and adolescents. He earned his Masters in Mental Health Counseling in 2015, and has focused his studies on psychological trauma. He is a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, and is interested in how individuals can find resilience in response to trauma and anxiety. He will help us understand how we can help children be Freakishly Well-Behaved. There might even be some things we can learn and use too. BONUS!
Author, Professor, Mental Health Counselor, Play Therapist, International Speaker, & Mom-- Dr. Mullen has learned from the thousands of children she has worked with insights and actions necessary for parenting that will lead to the behavior and attitude changes you are looking for with your children.
If you are willing to learn, listen, grow, and work hard at this, your results will be nothing short of miraculous! You can have Freakishly Well Behaved Kids too! Remember to check out NAUGHTY NO MORE an activity book to help kids make better decisions. When kids feel good, they behave that way!
Fatherlessness in the U.S. remains a prevalent issue as the number of children living apart from their biological fathers is estimated to be nearly 30 percent (or roughly one in three), according to 2011 Pew Research data.
The number of children living apart from their biological fathers has more than doubled over the last four decades amid a growing decline in nuclear families.
In 1960, 11 percent of children lived apart from their biological fathers as compared to 27 percent in 2010.
One Christian artist says he hopes his music will spark conversations about the growing problem and bring healing to families across the nation.
In August, acclaimed singer/songwriter Brian Nhira released his new single "Back Where You Belong" from his debut album Hope's Stand. The powerful track is described as an "anthem for the fatherless," and Nhira told The Christian Post about how a shopping trip to a local Walmart inspired the song.
"The song was inspired by an experience I had as a college student," Nhira, a graduate of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, told CP. "I went to this Walmart (across the street from campus) and one of the things the Lord was highlighting in my mind was these mothers who were there shopping with their kids and struggling to look after their kids and shop at the same time. And so the question arose in my mind 'Where is the father?'"
Come join us the first Tuesdday of each month as we explore together the many different gifts and abilities of these special children and adults. Have a better understanding of their importance in the world today and learn how we can help guide and support them throughout their lives.
Have we done what we need to do to Save Our Children,or have we done nothing to reduce Gun Violence in our communities?
If you are a parent who has just found out your son or daughter is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender or walked this path years ago we want to hear from you. Remember the the feelings of shock, uncertainty, isolation or many of the other emotions parents feel when we first discover our childs sexual orientation or gender identity? Then this is the show for you. Join the conversation on September 14th @ 7:30 pm when mothers of gay children share their journeys. The call-in number is 713-955-0734.
Today's show will focus on praying for our children. We want to pray for their protection, their well being in and out of school, and their health. Our children are our future and we want to cover them in prayer in all things that they do, wherever they go and whomever they encounter. Let God be their shield. Amen!