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  • 00:43

    The Benefits of Music on Child Development

    in Family

    Today’s Brains in Toyland segment regards the wonderful benefits that music has in a child’s life.


    Our guest today is Maya Benettar, MA, MT-BC, LCAT who is a music therapist and expert in the impact of music on development.


    We’ll talk about how music can benefit physical development like the motor and sensory systems and intellectual development, like creativity, organization, language, and learning. We’ll also talk about how music can help foster social-emotional development an such as interpersonal skills and relationships.  


    Ms. Benattar will talk to us about what the best types of music are for children, dispel myths about music programs, and relay some of her favorite pieces of advice for families.


    For more information about Maya, her services, and how she fosters “ Health and Wellness for Children Through Music”  visit her website.


         - http://mayabenattar.com/


     


    Enjoy.


    The Kids AtoZ Team.  


     


     

  • 01:00

    What is Normal Child Development in Children with Complex Congenital Heart Defec

    in Health

    With more children with complex, congenital heart defects, or CHDs, living beyond their first of year of life than ever before, parents and the professionals working with those children need to know what normal development is for this group of survivors. What kind of behaviors are normal or common? Is it to be expected that the majority of these children will be labeled “Failure to Thrive”? Is it common for children with major heart defects to need feeding tubes? How does the use of feeding tubes affect speech and language development? What can parents and the professionals working with them do to help these smallest survivors have a good quality of life? Who should be part of children’s care team? When should parents seek outside help? These questions and more are answered in today’s episode: What is Normal Child Development for Children with Complex Congenital Heart Defects?

  • 01:03

    Positive Parenting and Effective Discipline

    in Parents

    Today’s “Brains in Toyland” segment is called “Positive Parenting and Effective Discipline” Our guest is Dr. Joshua Rosenthal a child psychologist in New York City. We’ll be talking talk about his workshop called, “Positive Parenting & Effective Discipline” that he offers to parents for children between the ages of 2 and 7 years.


    We’ll address the principals of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and his approaches and styles as a clinician including concepts of  “Earlier is Better” and “Input versus Output.” Would you tell us about these.


    As always we’ll talk about what he, as a professional, wished parents knew, address common questions parents often have, and end with our  “Five Fantastic Facts for Families”.


    We invite you to email with questions info@kidsAtoZ.com , follow us on BlogTalkRadio, Facebook, and Twitter.


    Have a great day.

  • 00:31

    FAWC (For Anyone Who Cares)

    in Lifestyle

    Life drama, children, blended families, culture issues, community concerns, creative people, social concerns, relationships, spirituality, cooking, traveling, dreaming out loud, entrepreneurship, baby mama drama, baby daddy drama, self-esteem, self-worth, teen drama, self-respect, character building, racism, sports, interactive, stinking thinking, mindsets, role models, mentors, bullying, peer pressure, neighborhoods, creative thinking, mental illness, impaired thinking, poor impulses, profiling, social conscience , sense of right and wrong, family dynamics, environments, social justice, moving forward, positive people, integrity, honor, home associations, economy, education, we the consumers, child development, stages of life, liberty, empowerment, embracing life challenges, keep life moving, self-evaluations, assessments, political red tape, it's who you know not what you know

  • 00:31

    FAWC (For Anyone Who Cares)

    in Lifestyle

    Life drama, children, blended families, culture issues, community concerns, creative people, social concerns, relationships, spirituality, cooking, traveling, dreaming out loud, entrepreneurship, baby mama drama, baby daddy drama, self-esteem, self-worth, teen drama, self-respect, character building, racism, sports, interactive, stinking thinking, mindsets, role models, mentors, bullying, peer pressure, neighborhoods, creative thinking, mental illness, impaired thinking, poor impulses, profiling, social conscience , sense of right and wrong, family dynamics, environments, social justice, moving forward, positive people, integrity, honor, home associations, economy, education, we the consumers, child development, stages of life, liberty, empowerment, embracing life challenges, keep life moving, self-evaluations, assessments, political red tape, it's who you know not what you know

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  • 01:06

    CHILD DEVELOPMENT part 10 with Midge Noble

    in Self Help

    Child and Family Therapist Midge Noble will join as again as she continues her series on Child Development specifically in the area of Bullying. She will talk about the Passive Bully and how this mentality affects the workplace and relationships and what can be done to shift this mindset to one of compassion and responsibility.   

  • 00:31

    FAWC (For Anyone Who Cares)

    in Lifestyle

    Life drama, children, blended families, culture issues, community concerns, creative people, social concerns, relationships, spirituality, cooking, traveling, dreaming out loud, entrepreneurship, baby mama drama, baby daddy drama, self-esteem, self-worth, teen drama, self-respect, character building, racism, sports, interactive, stinking thinking, mindsets, role models, mentors, bullying, peer pressure, neighborhoods, creative thinking, mental illness, impaired thinking, poor impulses, profiling, social conscience , sense of right and wrong, family dynamics, environments, social justice, moving forward, positive people, integrity, honor, home associations, economy, education, we the consumers, child development, stages of life, liberty, empowerment, embracing life challenges, keep life moving, self-evaluations, assessments, political red tape, it's who you know not what you know

  • 00:31

    A Queen with a platform stands on CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS part 2

    in Radio

    We are continuing our interview with Monica Johnston Mrs. Florida All World Beauties 2015.  Monica is on the front lines fighting for our children.  She steadily working hard to get the word out that NO CHILD SHOULD BE ABUSED.  She means business and it shows in which she takes to the streets for her platform.  Monica has had events such as walks, toy drives and she is even getting those that can help change the law involved.  Monica is about her business and we commend her for her fight and fight against child abuse.


    Monica says Forgiveness and love, cannot be earned, deserved, bought, sold, won, or forced. They are a gift and should never be taken for granted or expected. Only accepted!

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1080

    in Self Help

    Tonight's was originally planned to be a show dedicated to a special guest. But instead there was a robust discussion of a variety of topics, chiefly about the how media covers (and doesn't cover) the issues of child abuse and trauma. We also talked about the important role played by reliable government statistics. Criticism of how media and government presentations was directed at our ability as a group to impress upon the general public that the issues we cover, child abuse and trauma, are as important to them as almost anything else we consider a priority to address in America. Bill Murray, NAASCA founder, was joined by Carol Levine from New Jersey, our cio-host, and by Max "from Montana." Tonight's show featured NAASCA panelist's thoughts and ideas about how to engage the public and provide resources, services and programs to anyone with an interest in fighting against child abuse and trauma.