[amazon asin=B004Y6MXYW&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Guest 1: Michele Reiss, author of Lessons in Loss and Living .
Topic: Hope and guidance for confronting serious illness and grief.
Issues: Getting the most out of the time we have left with someone who is seriously ill; keeping the memory of loved ones alive; helping kids of all ages understand and learn from tragedy; aiding grieving adults who are having trouble moving on.

[amazon asin=B0057DC6AC&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Guest 2: Allison Gilbert, author of Parentless Parents.
Topic: How the loss of our mothers and fathers impacts the way we raise our children.
Issues: How the loss of our parents can teach important lessons to our children; how being a parentless parent can affect marriage; the many ways parentless parents have found to keep the memory of their parents alive for their children; can losing your parents make you a better parent yourself?.

[amazon asin=0764143360&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Guest 3: Carl Pickhardt, author of Keys to Successful Stepfathering.
Topic: How men can be effective stepfathers and maintain a healthy marriage at the same time.
Issues: Easing into the new role as stepparent; building relationships with the stepchildren; keeping expectations realistic; managing conflict and establishing authority.

[amazon asin=0143038680&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Guest 4: James Garbarino, author of See Jane Hit.
Topic: Why girls are growing more violent and what we can do about it.
Issues: New research shows girls are as aggressive as boys but that girls are socialized differently; how culture encourages girls to be violent, what parents, coaches, and others can do to work understand girls’ aggressiveness and channel it positively.