NEW PLANS for a NEW YEAR! Check out these shows as you begin to do your own organizing #488 Preparing Middle Schoolers for Life, #482 Down Time, #363 Managing Our Kids' Screen Time, #337 Multitasking Kids, #194 Helping Kids Get Organized and #191 Kids and Chores

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Hundreds of thousands of listeners across the U.S. and (via American Forces Radio) around the world tune in weekly to Parents' Perspective. Caring adults find help with topics as diverse as schools in a stressful time, parents as advocates, stepfamilies, playground safety, risk-taking behavior, toddlers and media, helping children learn to manage money, and what teens want their parents to know. Fifty per cent of listeners are male. Experts in such fields as child development, medicine, nutrition, psychiatry, education, sports, social work, child care, and law enforcement provide up to date information and resources.

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As all caring adults know, children are not only everyone's business; they are everyone's future.

Recent Shows

503. Parenting: A Growth Experience

Wade F. Horn, Ph.D., clinical child psychology; director in Deloitte Consulting LLP Public Sector Practice

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Find local parenting groups and visit/participate

Explore books in libraries and book stores, all with many options of parenting books

NFI — National Fatherhood Initiative

Boot Camp for New Dads (Greg Bishop)

Explore Web re: parenting and parenthood and specific issues

502. Our Legacy to Our Children (II)

Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt, Congregation B’nai Tzedek (Potomac,MD), author, G-d, Prayer, and Spirituality
Connie Krupin, author/artist, A Time to be Born: A Jewish Baby Journal

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Local religious and community institutions and organizations


501. The Future of the Family

Micah Salb, Attorney, Lippman, Semsker & Salb, LLC

John B. Mahaffie, Co-founder and Principal, Leading Futurists LLC

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500. Twins, Siblings, Family Relationships

Nancy Segal, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology; Director, Twin Studies Center, California State University; author, Someone Else’s Twin: The True Story of Babies Switched at Birth

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National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc.

Out of Print – “He Was Not My Son” by Madeline Joye (1954)


499. Our Children’s Environment

Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., visiting scholar, Ithaca College; author, Raising Elijah:Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis

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Annotated appendix at end of Raising Elijah offers list of helpful resources


498. Environmental Education

Vini Schoene, Director of the Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies, Cooper’s Cove Wildlife Sanctuary

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Regional Parks are wonderful resources everywhere – look for Web sites for local park systems.


497. Understanding Stressed Behavior

Claudia Gold, M.D., general and behavioral pediatrics; author, Keeping Your Child in Mind

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Zero to Three

Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics


496. Cooking for Life

Susan Reilly, DC City Program Manager, Common Threads

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Resources -Lots of information about Common Threads, as well as opportunity to order the

495. Cyberspace Advertising to Kids

Michael Brody, M.D., Adult and Child Psychiatrist; author, Messages: Self-Help Through Popular Culture

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Seductive Screens (in the works, not yet pub. by Michael Brody)

Explore Web sites of:
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Academy of Pediatrics


494. Plugged-In Teens

Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project

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For advice, parents network among themselves and their own contacts (teachers and other professionals)

Community of Helpers:

  • Cable companies
  • Wireless companies
  • Internet service providers

All have resources families can draw on.

Advocacy Groups
FOSI (Family Online Safety Institute) – provides updated resources

Common Sense Media – Research and resources for families