Addiction to Multitasking and How It Has Changing Student Behaviors, Learning, and Teen Brains

Dr. Regina Lamourelle with Sherry Turkle and Kathryn Stamoulis

pic Our guests assert that our multitasking habit has gotten out of hand. Not only are students and parents doing too much of it, but contrary to popular beliefs we are less productive when we multitask, not more. In this segment we take a look at how multitasking is impacting teens and discuss practical strategies for getting control of the habit.
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Bad Behavior: Managing Kids Gone Wild

Rae Pica with Barbara Kaiser & Lisa McCabe


Someone once defined difficult parents like this:They don't do what you want them to do, they do what you don't want them to do and you don't know what to do about it. In this segment, Dr. Fiore explains why the number of difficult parents is skyrocketing and shares savvy insights and specific tips for dealing with them.

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Bad Behavior: When to Ignore, When to Intervene

Rae Pica with Mary Gersten, Kate Williams, Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed.


We could call this segment, "how to pick your battles." What is clear is that all undesirable behavior should not be addressed, every time, on the spot. Our guests offer insights and guidelines for determining when to intervene and when to ignore the behavior and allow it to take its course.

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Why Teens Do Dumb, Crazy, Risky Things

Dr. Regina Lamourelle with Barbara Strauch and Sue Blaney

pic Yes, teens are crazy, but according to our guests, they are crazy by design. Dumb, crazy, risky teen behavior is all part of the developmental process. Once we understand what is going on inside the teenage mind, we can spend less time being angry and frustrated with them and more time marveling at how their brains and personalities are developing.
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