Baby Steps: How New Parents Can Ask for Help

Available for Interviews: Colleen Cira, Psy.D.

Dr. Colleen Cira is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma, and has worked with hundreds of people struggling with mental health issues.

What Dr. Cira Can Say in an Interview on
Getting Help for New Parents:

1) Before you can tell anyone what you need, you need to KNOW what you need. A new baby can come with lots of stress for lots of reasons, so every time you notice that you’ve overwhelmed, sad or anxious, stop for a moment and consider the origin of your overwhelm. Do you feel like you could pull out all of your hair when you look at your overflowing laundry basket? Do you become overwhelmed with dread when you think about needing to find something to cook and eat? Do you want to cry every time your baby cries? Is feeding your baby a daunting task?? Only by figuring out what specifically is feeling overwhelming can you start to address it so just start to notice.
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5 Things a Child Custody Mediator Wishes Parents Knew

Available for Interviews: Carol Barkes

Carol Barkes is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator, and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

What Carol Barkes can say in an interview on
the Benefits of Mediation
:

 1. Leave your people at home (this includes friends, your mom or dad, new girlfriend, boyfriend, wife or husband). Of course, these people are on your side but they are often blinded by their bias for you. They are not living your stress or paying your bills so their recommendations are often short-sighted and can leave parents dealing with ramifications they had not intended. They also tend to fire up the other side. Mediators do not need character references. Save that for court if all else fails.

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Child Custody: How To Move Forward After Estrangement

Available for Interviews: Carol Barkes

Carol Barkes, CPM, MBA, is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

What Carol Barkes could say in an interview
about Estrangement:

As a certified professional mediator specializing in child custody and bestselling author, Carol Barkes deals with topics like this daily and also lives this reality with her 18-year-old son.
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5 Ways Social Emotional Learning Skills Can Help Your Family During Covid

Available for Interviews:  Julie DeLucca-Collins

Julie DeLucca-Collins shows people how to create simple habits and go from overwhelm to self-doubt to having more peace, purpose, power,  passion, and prosperity. She is the author of Confident You: Simple Habits to Live the Life You Have Imagined.

What Julie DeLucca-Collins can say in an interview on
Social Emotional Learning and Your Family:

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.

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How My Daughter Became an 11-Time Bestseller

Available for Interviews:  Trevor Crane,
Publisher, Epic Author Publishing

Trevor Crane is an entrepreneur, author and speaker dedicated to helping you take your life and your business to the next level. For over a decade, he has worked relentlessly to help people from  around the world turn their passions into books, and be able to actually turn them into a business.  His latest passion is helping kids to realize they have something to contribute and can become published authors. He and his daughter are on a mission to help 1000 kids become authors. Continue reading “How My Daughter Became an 11-Time Bestseller”

Delicate Topics: How to Explain Protests to Kids

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Colleen Cira

Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma, and has worked with hundreds of people struggling with mental health issues.

 

Talking Points on What Dr. Cira Can Say in an Interview
About Explaining Protests to kids:

  1. Parents, especially White Parents, should be having conversations with children about race anyway, protests or not. Institutionalized racism is as old as America, so parents need to be talking to their children about power and privilege early on. Reading books that discuss racism and have different characters with different races, ethnicities, and cultures is recommended. Only by starting this conversation early can we ever expect to have a more loving, less hateful world.

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Kids, School—and Brain Burnout

Available for Interviews: Carol Barkes

Carol Barkes, MBA, CPM, is a trend-setting mediator, business executive and educator specializing in the use of neuroscience to improve business performance, interpersonal communications, negotiation and conflict resolution processes for optimally successful results. Here are a few things that Carol Barkes could say in an interview on the subject of brain burnout:

Does your kid have burnout? Anxiety? As the school year starts to both wind-down—and ramp-up (as far as finals, SATs, and other individualized assessments are administered), here’s what you should know about our brains. A good understanding can lead to not only better school success, but a happier, healthier students.

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Hidden Danger: Kids & Backpacks

Interview on of our Media Doctors on This Topic

Here are a few things that one of our health experts would say in an interview about your kids and their backpacks: 

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics says the average weight of a 6th graders backpack is 18.4 pounds.

  • A backpack should only be 10% of a child’s body weight.

  • Your Kids’ backpacks are not only hurting them, it could be causing asthma! When the neck is stressed forward, those nerves are attached to the lungs.  There is a connection here. Continue reading “Hidden Danger: Kids & Backpacks”

Surviving School Lunches – 5 Key Strategies for Families

It’s back-to-school time again, and that means kids will be eating whatever schools serve up.  Sometimes there aren’t the healthiest choices there. How can kids survive?  …

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Surviving School Lunches: 5 Key Strategies For Families

The problem is … lunch is an important part of the day for children. They need to keep their attention and participation during the day. Unfortunately, school lunches are neither healthy or balanced. School lunches are contributing to obesity and chronic illness.
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