Family Centered Parenting (Guest: Dr. Richard Horowitz)

RHorowitzphotoParenting can be a difficult, tough and demanding job. After all, our children don’t arrive with instructions. The task of being a parent often is through trial and error, with successes and mistakes being part of the process.

There’s little doubt that the structure of the family has changed in recent years, putting more challenges on parents than ever before. The good news is that most parents want to do their best in raising and instructing their children and in managing the challenges that crop up along the way.

Our guest on this program, Dr. Richard Horowitz, is the founder of Family Centered Parenting. He has experience and insights on managing critical issues affecting parents today. He will also share how our overall philosophy of behavior and how we communicate with our children can make a tremendous difference in the quality and success of parenting outcomes.

RHorowitzbookphotoDr. Horowitz has been working with children, schools and families for over 35 years. As a professional educator and agency provider, he has filled a variety of roles including teacher, school administrator and CEO of a case management organization. He and his wife, Jane, founded Growing Great Relationships, a coaching/training practice to help families, educators and family support providers who work with young people to face the challenges of parenting, schooling and creating a stable family life.

Dr. Horowitz, a highly evaluated presenter and trainer, is the author of Family Centered Parenting: Your Guide for Growing Great Families. (25:56)

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Peaceful Parenting (Guest: Dr. Nancy Buck)

Dr. Nancy Buck, a developmental psychologist, suggests parents can’t control their children, and they shouldn’t even try. Author of Peaceful Parenting and the more recent Why Do Kids Act That Way?, Nancy shares simple and effective strategies for eliminating battles at home and improving relationships in the family.

Nancy is the founder and president of Peaceful Parenting Inc. and a parent herself. She is a Senior Faculty Member of the William Glasser Institute, and contributes regularly to the Psychology Today blog. Nancy has dedicated her career to helping adults better understand children, what drives them, and how to guide them effectively.

Listen in as Dr. Nancy Buck shows us how power struggles and parental attempts to control and overcontrol their children often bring precisely the problems and issues they don’t want. She will share a better way. In this interview she’ll even suggest a “cure” for ODD.

Dr. Buck’s website is www.peacefulparenting.com. Her books, training programs and additional resources and information are available through the website (20:20).

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Helping and Empowering the Self-defeating Youngster (Guest: Leslie Rogers)

LRogersphotoIt seems that some kids have a way of hurting their own outcomes with self-defeating gestures and behaviors. What they’re doing doesn’t make much sense sometimes, yet it goes on and on.

What’s happening with youngsters that makes them so hard on themselves? Is there a way to help these young people climb out of the hole they’ve dug for themselves? Can we help them and point them in a more positive and more productive direction? Fortunately, the answer is “Yes.”

Our guest on this program, Leslie Rogers, will help us understand how a child or teen’s negative thoughts, beliefs and feelings can limit their potential and rob them of hope. Leslie will also offer insights into how we can empower these young people to move beyond their self-defeating ways. And, when that happens, EVERYONE wins.

38e7b4fecb5d2b7d3dbeb6ae248076e5Leslie, a mother of four, has long had a passion for the well-being of young people. She knows, first-hand, the sort of self-defeating thoughts and feelings that come at youngsters today from all directions. As a result of what she has gained through her own journey, Leslie shares through her writing, her speaking and her mentoring that young people do have the ability and the power to discover who they are and where they are going.

Leslie is the author of two children’s books, Created to Soar and It is ME. (27:50)

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Change Without Coercion (Guest: Dr. Marvin Marshall)

Coercion as a means of gaining compliance from a child or teen has several drawbacks. For one, pleading, threatening, and similar gestures will only work as long as the pressure is applied. It’s NOT the way to build a close and lasting relationship.

Our guest on this program, Dr. Marvin Marshall, suggests that teaching responsibility brings better and more lasting results than stressing obedience. In this program, he’ll introduce a proactive and totally noncoercive (but not permissive) approach.

Dr. Marshall is the author of the landmark book, Discipline without Stress, Punishments, or Rewards: How Teachers and Parents Promote Responsibility and Learning. His strategies for promoting responsibility and learning are being used in schools and homes around the world.

Dr. Marshall’s informative website is www.MarvinMarshall.com. His many resources for educators and parents can be found at www.PiperPress.com. He has also established the nonprofit foundation located at www.DisciplinewithoutStress.org.

Note: We will be interviewing Dr. Marshall again in the future. In that radio show, he will share more deeply about his work and how it functions. (25:47)

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Compassion Fatigue: Healing the Healer (Guest: Loren Gelberg-Goff)

LorenGphoto Compassion is a good quality for any person to have. But too much compassion for too long can cause one to become dejected and weary. It can even make folks sick as it takes a toll on persons of high purpose and intent.

In being a caregiver of others, either as a family member or as a profession, there will always be a risk for compassion fatigue. How do we recognize it, and how is compassion fatigue managed and treated, or, if possible, avoided? Our guest on this program, psychotherapist Loren Gelberg-Goff, will help us with answers to these very important questions and concerns.

LGGbookAs a licensed clinical socialworker, Loren operates a thriving private practice in which she supports and encourages individuals to live their lives authentically empowered and fulfilled. She also provides training and keynotes on related topics of work and family balance, managing anger, dealing with stress, and expressing forgiveness, just to list a few. Loren is the co-author of the book, Being Well Within: From Distressed to De-Stressed. (The other co-author is Carmel-Ann Mania, also a health service professional.) (26:31)

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What if it’s Not ADHD? (Guest: Frank Barnhill, MD)

There are over 60 medical, psychological, and environmental conditions and circumstances that can mimic the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

What does this mean? It means that almost 2.5 million young people are being misdiagnosed, mismedicated, and wrongly labeled as ADHD. The implications of this are far-reaching and harmful to our children.

In this fast-paced and fact-filled interview, ADHD expert and family practice physican, Dr. Frank Barnhill, describes the problems and concerns associated with a “quick fix,” a hasty diagnosis of ADHD and use of stimulant drugs without benefit of a thorough evaluation. He shares how a wrongful diagnosis in children and teens can lead to employment, legal, and emotional problems in adulthood. He then draws on his 27 years of family medicine to cover important questions parents should ask their doctor to be sure their children are being effectively evaluated and treated for ADHD (29:04).

Dr. Barnhill is the author of the aclaimed book, Mistaken for ADHD. The book, an ADHD blog, and his newsletter, “Living with ADHD,” are all available through his excellent and informative website, www.mistakenforadhd.com.

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A Mission of Empowerment: Addressing Teen Insecurities in Girls (Guest: Debra Beck)

Beck photoMost of us can remember parts of our teen years that we would rather forget. Stuggles and insecurities in growing up are often part of that picture.

The world today is even tougher and more difficult for our young people, be it struggles to achieve, fit in, or pass the tests of always being compared to others. And, according to our guest on this program, Debra Beck, issues and concerns faced by teenage girls are especially difficult ones.

In this program Debra will draw from her work and experience to point out to us the problems these teens face, what we can do to help them become more empowered, and, of course, what parents and other caring adults can do to help.

BeckbookWith over 20 years of experience in self-development and first-hand awareness of how difficult the teenage years can be, Debra took her passion for making a difference and made it her life’s work: helping teens, especially girls, learn to truly love themselves from the inside out. And, as a mother of two daughters, she is especially devoted to helping parents create harmonious connections with their teenage children.

Today, Debra  creates and facilitates workshops, retreats, training and mentoring through her organization, Empowered Teens and Parents. Debra is the author of the award-winning book, My Feet Aren’t Ugly: A Girl’s Guide to Loving Herself from the Inside Out.  (27:22)

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Bully-proofing Made Easy, Part 2 (Guest: Israel Kalman)

Note: This is the second and concluding part of a two-part interview with Izzy Kalman on the subject of bullying and how best to deal with it.

It would be wonderful, wouldn’t it, if we could spare every child and teen the discomfort of being teased, intimidated, picked-on, put-down and rumored about by simply setting a policy against it? But policies don’t stop bullying any more than making a law guarantees it will not be broken. And enforcement can become difficult, time-consuming and expensive.

Is there a better way to deal with bullying, a way that is empowering and not so complicated and resource-intensive? Our guest on this program, Israel (Izzy) Kalman believes there is a MUCH better way, a way that eliminates bullying by teaching people how not to be victims. His ideas and interventions make sense, and they teach a life-long skill for handling difficult people. When Izzy teaches his approach to young people, they “get it” immediately. (Shouldn’t that be a clue?) This two-part radio program outlines Izzy’s empowering and proven “Bullies to Buddies” approach.

Izzy is a psychotherapist and a nationally credentialed school psychologist. He the Director of Bullies to Buddies, Inc., and is the author of the ground-breaking book, Bullies to Buddies, How to Turn Your Enemies into Friends. His website is a go-to resource on bullying: (26:58)

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Bully-proofing Made Easy, Part 1 (Guest: Israel Kalman)

It would be wonderful, wouldn’t it, if we could spare every child and teen the discomfort of being teased, intimidated, picked-on, put-down and rumored about by simply setting a policy against it? But policies don’t stop bullying any more than making a law guarantees it will not be broken. And enforcement can become difficult, time-consuming and expensive.

Is there a better way to deal with bullying, a way that is empowering and not so complicated and resource-intensive? Our guest on this program, Israel (Izzy) Kalman believes there is a MUCH better way, a way that eliminates bullying by teaching people how not to be victims. His ideas and interventions make sense, and they teach a life-long skill for handling difficult people. When Izzy teaches his approach to young people, they “get it” immediately. (Shouldn’t that be a clue?) This two-part radio program outlines Izzy’s empowering and proven “Bullies to Buddies” approach.

Izzy is a psychotherapist and a nationally credentialed school psychologist. He the Director of Bullies to Buddies, Inc., and is the author of the ground-breaking book, Bullies to Buddies, How to Turn Your Enemies into Friends. His website is a go-to resource on bullying: (24:39)

www.bullies2buddies.com

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Working with Difficult Kids Doesn’t Have to be So Difficult (Guest: Ruth Herman Wells)

RuthWellsphotoInappropriate behavior in young people, especially when it happens at school, can range from withdrawal to academic shutdown, to anger and aggression, and even to bullying. The price of these behaviors in terms of school failure, fear, frustration and off-task distraction can be quite high. Teachers can’t teach, and students can’t learn.

Our guest on this program, Ruth Herman Wells, is an experienced expert on difficult behaviors in young people and how to deal with them effectively. She will share how the skills we learned way back when often fall short of solving today’s problems. Ruth will share her perspective on intervention, and she’ll direct listeners to many more complimentary resources she has made available to them. In short, we all can learn better ways of dealing with difficult behavior.

booksRuth is the director and founder of Youth Change Professional Development Workshops out of Oregon. She’s the creator of the Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Workshop and book series, and she’s the author of All the Best Answers for the Worst Kid Problems, The Quickest Kid Fixer-Uppers and the Behavior Change Handouts. In addition to the training she does throughout North America, Ruth offers many ideas and resources through her free, monthly newsletter, “Behavior Change Problem-Solver Magazine.” (28:31)

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COMING SOON: Bully-proofing Made Easy, Part 1 (Guest: Israel Kalman)