coming up on the show
past shows - july 2008
Does Your Child's School Make the Grade?
When it comes to understanding your child's school system, it can sometimes seem like parents have more questions than a standardized test. From kindergarten through high school, we'll help you figure out if your child is attending a really good school and the best ways you can help your child succeed with Judy Molland, author of Straight Talk About Schools.
Pain-Free Ways to Save on Your Grocery Bill
How'd you like to have a smaller grocery bill? We're going to give you some shortcuts to save you time and money. We talk to Sonya Schweitzer, program director for Shortcuts.com, AOL's free online paperless coupon solution.
Legacy of Divorce
Gossip columnists are wondering if Christie Brinkley revenge-seeking divorce methods will ultimately cause harm to their children. How does divorce really effect a child? Surprisingly, the greatest impact of divorce does not occur until people are in their twenties and thirties and it can be long-lasting and profound. Caroline and Jacquie talk about the real legacy of divorce and what, if anything, you can do to protect your child with relationship coach Kathy Dawson.
Is Your Child Unhappy?
There are millions of children in this country who spend most of their days feeling more unhappy than happy. But as a parent or concerned friend or relative, how can you tell if it's more than a case of the blues? We'll find out how you can help before it leads to a lifetime of depression when we talk with Dr. Kenneth Condrell, author of The Unhappy Child: What Every Parent Needs to Know.
Top Germiest Places That Can Make You Sick
Could your purse be making you sick? We keep hearing about outbreaks of illnesses caused by viruses, but many of the germiest places are in spots you'd never expect. We find where you're likely to encounter these germs during an average day and ways for you and your family to keep clean and healthy with bacterologist, Dr. Harold Katz.
Is Your Child Safe Online?
Are you worried about what your children are doing on the Internet? Feel like you can't control what your children do and see once they got online? Caroline and Jacquie will get important tips you how you can protect your kids from online predators and cyberspace bullies with Steve Cross from Guardian Software.
It seems to be the new celebrity trend - Twins. Angie and Brad welcomed their new pair and Jennifer Lopez's adorable infants appeared on the cover of People Magazine with the caption "Twin Bliss". But then there is those less than blissfull moments when both babies were crying at the same time, not sleeping at the same time, and eating all the time. We'll find out what it takes to raise emotionally healthy twins with twin, mother of twins and psycholgist Joan Friedman.
Does your teen turn on the sarcasm when she's kicked off the computer? Is your grade-schooler asking for more quality time with the TV? It could be your kids are overprogrammed and overstimulated in these hectic, wired times, and your family could stand to be unplugged. We'll talk with psychologist Susan Linn, author of The Case for Make Believe about how crucial child's play is - and what parents and educators can do to protect it.
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