In The Studio - Davis Parent University

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Alex Silva-Sadder hosts Christy Freese, Chair, and Jodi Liederman, Founding Chair and Outreach Co-ordinator, of Davis Parent University.

topics discussed include: history of DPU, process of selecting topics and speaker, past topics and where you can see them, as well as community partnerships and volunteerism.


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Parent University 2013-14 - Mike Riera

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Davis Parent University presents 'An Evening with Mike Riera, PhD.'

Moderated by Pamela Wu, recorded on December 6th, Brunelle Theatre, Davis High School.

Mike's latest book "Staying Connected To Your Teen" is a follow up to "Uncommon Sense For Parents With Teenagers." Mike's philosophy is, "parents need to shift from being managers, to being consultants with their teens."

Parent University 2012 - Parenting In the Information Age

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Featuring excerpts from the award winning "PBS Frontline" documentary Digital Nation followed by a panel discussion on the developmental, behavioral, social and legal implications of kids on technology.

Facilitated by Pamela Wu, former anchor for KCRA.

Panelists include: 

Mary Kay Hoal- President of Yoursphere Media Inc., ABC 20/20 Contributor, Family internet and social networking safety expert.

Stephen Nowicki, MD, PhD, FAAP - Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician

Creating Co-operative Kids - Ten Discipline Tools for the Home and Classroom

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IN THIS SHOW: Bill Corbett presents 10 tools for creating cooperative kids in the home and the classroom. He is joined on the set by 2 early childhood professionals representing over 25 years of experience in the preschool classroom; LeiLa Luksic of New England Childcare and Laura Eldredge, co-founder of the SEEDS NETWORK. Some preschool teachers claim that Bill's tools work fine at home but cannot be used at home. Bill challenges his expert guests by asking them if and how each of his 10 tools can be used in the classroom.

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

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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.

Creating Co-operative Kids - Creating Agreements with Children

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- how to create agreements with children
- Bill Fiore and the Springfield Parent Academy
- a parent needing help with her kids out of control
- adoption and CT DCF director Ken Mysogland
- answering a parent's question on what to do when kids throw a fit

Creating Co-operative Kids - A Major Contributor to Misbehavior

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- The 1# reason many children misbehave and what to do about it
- what it's like to be an adoptive parent
- childrens book author Lisa Lavoie
- reps from the NETWORK AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE discuss teen dating violence
- the problem of sexting

Creating Co-operative Kids - Top Discipline Mistakes Parents Make

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- demonstration of the discipline tool box many parents mistakenly use
- Katie Churchill from CT's DCF discusses the adoption process
- demonstration of the visual timer
- parents sharing successes
- answering a parent's question on a child's behavior creating discouragement for adults