Julie K. Nelson interview

The Importance of Fathers


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An expert on the issue of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was interviewed on BYU Radio’s Matt Townsend show on May 26th. Here are some teasers:

Do you think our country does enough for mothers (and what about new fathers?) to leave work to spend time with their newborn and then return if they choose?

Are they penalized if they leave and come back after 6 weeks-3 months?

Does the employer suffer economic consequences for extending paid maternal leave?

Did you know that the US is the only industrialized nation that does not have paid leave for mothers?

Does paid leave have long-term negative or positive ramifications for our economy, the family, and the couple?

This expert covers some of these issues in this program.

If follow at the end of the program in a segment called “The Role of Fathers in the Development of Children.” I bring research and reason to the topic of dads bonding with their young, and how their style of play helps children develop socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively. Here is the link:


Why We Love People Who Hurt Us

If you are in an unhealthy relationship (manipulator, narcissist, co-dependent, etc.) this is a good radio program.


What do you do with a child who is acting out in anger? Here is the BYU radio program on how to parent an explosive child. I come on after the first guest who talks about difficult relationships in general, or in marriage, but I take the parenting angle, as always. I am a guest expert after the 1 hr. 15 min. mark.

Parenting Styles and Procrastination

Are you so bugged by kids who never seem to get things done on time? Do they drag their feet or “forget” their homework? Your parenting style may be teaching or pushing them in that bad direction. Learn how to stop nagging and why your parenting style matters.

I follow the first interview that lasts 1 hr. on Procrastination on the Matt Townsend show on June 9, 2014. After that topic, I discuss with Matt the research behind parenting styles that predict child procrastination. It’s a great show!

Listen now.