Media

My appearances and expert contributions as a parenting consultant on radio and TV.

Stepparenting: The good, the bad, and the ugly.

This article I wrote was carried by 4 news agencies. Here are the links.

Why You Should Lower Your Expectations

Do you feel like you had to kiss a frog to find your prince?

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This article I wrote was published in Family Share. It addresses marital expectations, but parenting is just a relevant. Click on the link below to access it.

“Why you should lower your expectations”

Why you shouldn’t be best friends with your kids

This is a great article I contributed to. It was on Deseret Newspaper’s online version on March 27, 2015. It also went to print. There’s a lot for parents to think about. What kind of parent are you? http://national.deseretnews.com/…/why-you-shouldnt-be-best-…

'A great article I contributed to. There's a lot for parents to think about. What kind of parent are you? http://national.deseretnews.com/article/3876/why-you-shouldnt-be-best-friends-with-your-kids.html'

5 Ways to Destroy Your Child’s Self Confidence

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Here is an article I wrote that was published on Family Share March 8, 2014. It was viewed over 6,500 times in 4 days and shared over 1,000 times. Wow! Click here.

http://familyshare.com/5-ways-to-destroy-your-childs-confidence

How Technology Has Changed Our Parenting Lives

This is the podcast of the live interview I did for the Matt Townsend BYU radio show on March 4, 2015. The topic was how social media has changed parenting. I am the 3rd guest.

I review an excellent Matt Townsend Showarticle by the Washington Post called, “How Technology Has Changed Our Parenting Lives.”

http://www.byuradio.org/episode/3003bfc7-9fc8-43fc-b020-2276b26493ae/the-matt-townsend-show-middle-east-art-of-social-media-parents-and-social-media

BYU radio show: Communicating with Children in Distress

I contributed on the Matt Townsend show on BYU radio on Jan 21, 2015.

The topic was communication and I came on after the first guests to discuss how to communicate with a child in distress.

http://www.byuradio.org/episode/9cb0ae24-b2c6-489e-8d4a-b5205946490a/the-matt-townsend-show-relationship-communication

Media Matters

Here is a link to stream the Matt Townsend BYU radio show where I spoke on Jan. 7, 2015. The topic was media perceptions and I was interviewed the last hour about role model influences in the media on children.
http://www.byuradio.org/episode/3d0b49f2-26c1-4936-962b-256a1402b218/the-matt-townsend-show-media-perception

The main talking points were:

Tips for parents of young kids

Limit screen time.

Find age-appropriate content.

Tips for parents of elementary-aged kids

Avoid stereotypes and antisocial role models.

Search out good programming together.

Avoid role model consumerism. 

Tips for parents of older kids

Embrace what they like to hold influence with them.

Educate them with unrealistic ideals, including reality TV, soaps and unnatural body figures.

BYU Radio Guest: Preparing a child emotionally for college

Here’s the latest episode I contributed to on the Matt Townsend show. It was about extracurricular and social aspects of a teen’s life boosting them into college and (my part that followed) emotional readiness.

http://www.byuradio.org/episode/a2d42d67-51b6-43eb-96cf-ca66d066a3d2/the-matt-townsend-show-extrasocial-activities