Guest 1: Lorna Ann Knox, author of Scary News.
Topic: How to raise joyful children when the headlines are full of fear.
Issues: Learning to be more aware of media messages; understanding how children process and react to news; helping children deal with their fears that what’s happening in the news will happen to them.
Guest 2: Maja Szalavitz, author of Help at Any Cost.
Topic: How the “troubled teen” industry cons parents and hurts kids.
Issues: Understanding what tough love programs are all about; proof that these programs do more harm than good; how lack of adequate staff training and no accountability has created a multi-billion dollar industry.