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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Recent Shows

293. Helping Kids Become Responsible Adults

Mel Levine, M.D., professor of pediatrics, University of North Carolina Medical School, Director of Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning, author, A Mind at a Time and Ready or Not, Here Life Comes.

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292. Teens and Alcohol: Talking with Experts

Beth Kane Davidson, Director, Suburban Hospital Addiction Treatment Center
Mimi Fleury, parent, President, Community of Concern

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291. Summer Jobs and Opportunities for Teens

Sandra R. Shmookler, Special Assistant to the Superintendent, Montgomery County, MD, and staff liaison for the Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation

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290. Taking Care of Children in a Community Crisis

Dudley Warner, LCSW-C, Senior Administrator, Behavioral Health and Crisis Services, Montgomery County – Department of Health and Human Services

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289. Eating Right for Kids

Elizabeth Blumberg, RD, LN, CPT, Registered Dietitian, Licensed Nutritionist

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288. Personal Responsibility

Edward Farber, Ph.D., clinical child psychologist

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287. Teaching Tolerance

Nonie Darwish, mother of three; daughter of Lt. Col. Mustafa Hafaz, who headed the first Arab terrorist organization, the fedayeen (which became the model for modern terrorist organizations)
Miri Eisin, mother of three; retired colonel, Israel Defense Forces

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286. Schools Doing Double Duty (Part 2)

Noel Epstein, journalist, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal; editor, Who’s in Charge Here? The Tangled Web of School Government and Policy

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Related Websites:
(National Childcare Information Center) (Education Commission of the States)

285. Schools Doing Double Duty (Part 1)

Noel Epstein, journalist, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal; editor, Who’s in Charge Here? The Tangled Web of School Government and Policy

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Related Websites: (National Childcare Information Center) (Education Commission of the States)

284. Diversity

Anthony King, author, The Little Cupcakes; screenwriter and contributor to National Public Radio

Caitlin King, Anthony’s 15-year-old daughter, about whom the book was written

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