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Award winning, world renowned authors, psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, advocates and respected children's foundations join us to help you better understand a special needs child.... and yourself. You are your child's best advocate - if not you then who - become an informed educated parent here at The Coffee Klatch.

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Host Dr. Marla Deibler Being a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences in life, but every family faces challenges that can be frustrating and overwhelming. For more than twenty-five years, internationally renowned clinical psychologist Thomas W. Phelan's 1-2-3 Magic has helped millions of parents, teachers, and caregivers raise independent, emotionally intelligent children and build happier, healthier families?all through an easy-to-understand program that you'll swear "works like magic." 1-2-3 Magic helps you discipline and set limits for your children by breaking down the complex task of parenting into straightforward steps. The 1-2-3 Magic program offers parents, pediatricians, mental health professionals, grandparents, teachers and even babysitters a simple and gentle-but-firm approach to managing the behavior of 2 to 12-year-olds, whether they are average kids or special-needs children. 1-2-3 Magic books sales have crossed the 1,500,000 mark, the number of foreign translations has passed twenty, and the 1-2-3 Magic book has consistently been the #1 child-discipline book on Amazon. Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D. has worked with children, adults and families for over 35 years. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Illinois Psychological Association. In addition to writing and producing, Dr. Phelan maintains an active schedule of international lectures, and is a frequent guest on radio and television. His articles appear in numerous regional and national publications.
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Dr Papolos author of The Bipolar Child and Research Director of the Juvenile Bipolar Foundation and Alyssa Bronstein returns to discuss The Fear of Harm Phenotype. The Fear Of Harm phenotype is not a new definition of bipolar... more

Twice Exceptional, Who They are: Asperger ADHD GiftedTwice -Exceptional is a relatively new term, but sorting through the confusing mix of strengths and challenges these children possess is nothing new, especially for parents and... more

This episode Ask Stefanie interviews Dr. Eric Hollander about children who struggle with OCD. OCD can often be confused with symptoms of other mental illnesses, including AD/HD and anxiety disorders. It is important for parents to... more

?Not all teachers are parents, but all parents are teachers. When we teach kids to be good people who possess the social courage to do the right thing, we help to make the world a safer, saner, more accepting place for all of us.?... more

Bright Not Broken - The Together Teacher Author Maia Heyck-Merlin With all the pressures and demands placed on our teachers today is it any wonder they feel overwhelmed and are often full of stress and anxiety? Maia Heyck-Merlin is here... more

Bright Not Broken: NAGC- Finding Help, Support and Resources for Gifted / 2eMany parents and professionals can be easily overwhelmed when searching for accurate information and support regarding gifted/2e children. The National... more

Welcome to the premiere of Ask Stefanie with host Stefanie Weiss. Guest Dr. Sharone Gilbert , Neuropsychologist, provides consultative services to help each parent clarify their concerns and facilitate a better understanding of their child's... more

Parent and award winning author Elizabeth Verdick, Joins us to discuss her wonderful new book The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders This positive, straightforward book offers kids with autism spectrum disorders... more

Dr. Adelson is an adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist, Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Initiative for LGBT Health in the Division of Gender, Sexuality and Health, a new division of Columbia's Dept. of Psychiatry. He is the... more

This week we are talking about spatial abilities, 2e students and the educational system with Dr. Jonathan Wai, an expert on the development of intellectual and creative talent. Dr. Wai is a researcher and writer at the Duke Talent... more
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