Creating Co-operative Kids - Is Self Defense Training Right for Kids

ON THIS SHOW: The topic of this episode is bullying, victims, and self-defense. In the first half of the show, Bill interviews two self-defense experts to determine if self-defense training is right for kids. He interviews Jonathan Metcalf of Integrity Martial Arts and Larry Bumpus, a CT judo instructor and parent educator. In the second half of the show Bill interviews two bully experts, Jim Bouchard, author of the book THINK LIKE A BLACK BELT, and parenting expert Tina Rae Kelly. They all tackle 3 questions: ARE YOU RAISING A BULLY, ARE YOU RAISING A VICTIM, and WHAT TO DO ABOUT BULLIES IN THE WORKPLACE.

Creating Cooperative Kids is a one-hour television show that helps parents "retool" their discipline toolbox for today's challenging child. The executive producer and host, Bill Corbett, interviews featured guests as well as parents who are working with Bill in making discipline changes at home. The show is taped at a Connecticut public access studio and aired on many public access stations around New England.

Bill Corbett is the author of the book LOVE, LIMITS, & LESSONS: A PARENT'S GUIDE TO RAISING COOPERATIVE KIDS and the executive producer and host of the television show CREATING COOPERATIVE KIDS. His book recently received the PARENT TESTED/PARENT APPROVED seal of approval for outstanding products in 2010 and a volume 2 will be released this year. As a member of the American Psychological Association and the North American Society for Adlerian Psychology, Bill has provided parent coaching and has spoken to parent and professional audiences across the country. He sits on the board of the Network Against Domestic Abuse and the Resource Advisory Committee for Attachment Parenting International. Bill has 3 grown children, 2 grandchildren, and 3 step children, and resides with his wife Elizabeth and 13 year old step daughter Olivia near Hartford, CT.

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