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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As AARP's Home & Family Expert, Amy Goyer provides expertise on a variety of issues, including family caregiving and aging in place, livable communities, grandparenting, parenting and other family relationships, multigenerational living and family history.
Amy’s book Juggling Work and Caregiving was published by AARP in October 2013. For more information, visit aarp.org/caregivingbook. Read her blog at http://blog.aarp.org/author/amygoyer/
Amy Goyer is a primary caregiver for her father. In 2009 she began spending most of her time in Arizona as a primary caregiver, while frequently returning to Washington, DC for work.
She writes a column on AARP.org, acts as an AARP media spokesperson and is a regular guest on AARP radio. Amy is the author of "Things to do now you're a Grandparent." She is also a winner of 2012 ALTY Best Blog Award in Caregiving category and Finalist in Seniorhomes.com Social Media Rockstar Award.
Follow Amy on Twitter @amygoyer and Pinterest!
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?" Marin Luther King
Today I will talk with Dr.Linda Olson about the devastating effects growing up in a family of domestic violence has on children.
"More than 1 in 7 adults in the United States, or 40 million people, lived with domestic violence as children. Worldwide, the number of people who currently are living with it is 275 million."
(Martin, Brian F. (2014-09-30). Invincible: The 10 Lies You Learn Growing Up with Domestic Violence, and the Truths to Set You Free (Penguin Publishing Group).
Homosexuality as an identity is increasingly acceptable in our society. However, we have a long way to go in offering help to children and their families as a gay child struggles with his/her identity, and makes the decision to come out. We need to find ways to be supportive to families and the individual child. The dynamics of a family are invariably changed when a child comes out and the family needs to be considered as a system in order to begin to come to terms with their child's identity.
Parents often feel stigmatized, and believe that they have not succeeded in being a good parent. "What did I do wrong?" Kids may blame themselves for even feeling any sort of sexual attraction to a same sex person, and fear they could lose their family, if it was even hinted at. Although many parents suspect their child is gay, it is rarely a topic that is addressed openly before the child comes out.
Today's guest, Dr Michael LaSala, the author of "Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child," will help us understand the complexities of this concern and how we can navigate them.
Michael C. LaSala, PhD is a psychotherapist and associate professor at the School of Social Work at Rutgers University. He has been in practice for more than 30 years and he currently treats LGBT individuals and families at the Institute for Personal Growth in Highland Park, NJ.
Dr. LaSala’s book entitled “Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child” is available from Columbia University Press and describes the findings and practice implications of a National Institute of Mental Health funded qualitative study of 65 gay and lesbian youth and their families.
Leigh Goodmark’s book, “A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System” challenges traditional ways domestic violence is understood by our society and its institutions. She sees WAVA (Women Against Violence Act, 1994) as a significant step forward in empowering women. However, although disappointed that WAVA did not pass in 2013, Dr. Goodmark urges that we see it as an opportunity to rethink how we might improve it. For example, we need to recognize that there is no “cookie cutter” solution for domestic violence. Each abused woman’s circumstances are different and in order to truly understand and help her, it is essential that we help empower her to do what is best for her. “The justice system is simply one tool, and not always the best tool, among the many available to respond to domestic violence. Those who want to eradicate woman abuse must channel their energy, creativity, and passion into constructing multiple pathways for women to live autonomous lives free of abuse”. (Goodmark, Leigh (2011-12-01). A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System (p. 198). NYU Press short. Kindle Edition)
Leigh Goodmark joined the Maryland Carey Law faculty in 2014 and teaches the Gender Violence Clinic, which she launched while a visiting professor here at the law school during the 2013-2014 academic year.
Professor Goodmark is a member of the Editorial Board of Violence Against Women and serves on the Advisory Board for NVRDC, a victim service organization. Professor Goodmark is a member of the Maryland, District of Columbia and California bars.
Bullying may be defined as the activity of repeated, aggressive behavior intended to hurt another person, physically, mentally or emotionally. Bullying is characterized by an individual behaving in a certain way to gain power over another person. It can be classified into four types:
Physical, verbal, and relational bullying are most prevalent in primary school and could also begin in preschool. Cyber-bullying, arguably the most destructive and common form today, is more common in secondary school than in primary school. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullying#cite_note-:0-10
If you hit your kid, you give them a message that it’s okay to hit others. And a new study examining the case histories of almost 2,500 American children confirms that spanking breeds bullies. Lead author Dr. Catherine Taylor of Tulane University... factored out the influences such as maternal mental health and use of drugs, domestic violence, neglect, income, age, race and education. And spanking emerged as the most important factor in determining which three-year-old children developed into aggressive five-year-olds. ("Mothers' Spanking of 3-Year-Old Children and Subsequent Risk of Children's Aggressive Behavior", C. A. Taylor, J. A. Manganello, S. J. Lee, J. C. Rice, Pediatrics 2010; 125:5 e1057-e1065; published ahead of print April 12, 2010, doi:10.1542/peds.2009-2678)
Should we focus on early intervention with parents?
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