Respect is like money. It takes time and effort to earn but can be squandered very easily. This week we talk about what respect is, why it is important not only in our youth but all through life. We’ll explore the various ways in which we show each other respect and how to build a model of respect for society. Finally we’ll explore ways that parents can help build a culture of respect for our children and set the right example, encouraging our children to be respectful not only of others but most importantly respectful of themselves.
This week we take a look at screen violence in the form of video games, television and movies. We look at the different types of violence and the effect it has on today’s youth. We’ll look at some interesting statistics and several studies that offer insights into both sides of the argument of whether screen violence leads to violence in today’s youth. Then we’ll take a look at what parents can do to help teens cope with the violence that is so prevalent in our current media and entertainment.
We hit another ten episode milestone so it’s time for another Q&A sessions. This time around Madison wanted to get to know mommy a bit more. Asking over thirty questions we take a look at some of the things mommy remembers most fondly about Madison growing up. We take a look at what is still the funniest memory in the form a short home movie, we’ll look at what her favorite song was and some of her “firsts”. We’ll also get a chance to look at our aspiring artists early hand at visual arts.
This week we’re talking about teens and leadership. We’ll look at what leadership is, the traits of a good leader and why leadership skills are so important to teens as the grow up. We’ll also take a look at how parents can help teach their kids leadership skills and learn how to cope with the challenges of life both in their youth and as the progress into adulthood.
This week we talk about how to cope with grief and loss. Whether it’s the death of a friend or family member, a beloved pet or the loss of a relationship everyone experiences various stages of grief. We discuss these stages of grief, how they manifest themselves and how teens specifically are affected by grief and loss. We’ll also discuss ways to help those going through such a painful process to handle what can be an overwhelming amount of emotions.
We celebrate what makes us different in our diversity and how the melding of cultures, religions, ethnicity and preferences makes us stronger. We also look at fear, close minded and an unwillingness to learn are the basis of discrimination. Hatred and intolerance is the root of discrimination and all of the negative effects it has on us and how it holds society back. We’ll also look at what we as individuals can to do overcome discrimination, stand strong and celebrate the unity of our diversity.