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The Family Tight Rope: Finding Balance – Debbie Mann, LCSW and Rob Mann, LCSW
31 minutes | Apr 13, 2014
The Family Tight Rope: Finding Balance – Top Five Child and Adolescent Challenges of the Year
Today Rob and Debbie (http://www.turnthepagellc.com) count down the five hottest topics of the year. So many topics have been covered this year. From cyber protection to bullying to student testing. Today, Rob and Debbie focus on their shows "Lies, lies and more lies", "The ADHD (http://nami.org/)Controversy", "Self Injurious Behavior (http://www.selfinjury.bctr.cornell.edu/about-self-injury.html)", ,"Human Trafficking", and "Talking to Your Kids About Sex.". Tune in find out what they thought of their shows.
28 minutes | Apr 6, 2014
The Family Tight Rope: Finding Balance – The Prostitoddlers: Appropriate Dress For Kids and Teens
As the warm weather starts to arrive, we all get anxious to shed the parkers and don the T's and shorts. Yet how much shedding is appropriate? Today Rob and Debbie (http://www.turnthepagellc.com) talk about how little clothing and what type are really acceptable for toddler on up through adolescence and even adults. Too many, too young to sexy. No good.
30 minutes | Mar 30, 2014
The Family Tight Rope: Finding Balance – Off To Bed: Trials and Tribulations
Is bedtime easy for you with your children? Not for many! Rob and Debbie (http://www.turnthepagellc.com)had a little fight tonight. Time for you to decide. Have a structured, definitive plan/ritual/routine or have some flexibility, randomness and connection time. Both agree that bedtime (http://www.aota.org/About-Occupational-Therapy/Patients-Clients/ChildrenAndYouth/Bedtime-Routines.aspx) represents a critical transition (http://www.ahaparenting.com/ask-the-doctor-1/building-an-evening-routine-for-kids-of-different-ages) and closure to the day.
27 minutes | Mar 23, 2014
The Family Tight Rope: Finding Balance – Social Media Viglantes
Enough is enough. Grown-ups are rivalling the kids and teens with their use and abuse of the media highway. Today Rob and Debbie (http://www.turnthepagellc.com)rant about the media assassins who take it upon themselves to target other grown-ups and at times kids and spew venom from the sanctity of the cell phone or keyboard in their presumed isolation and what impact you ask? . . . . incredibly poor modelling for your kids and others and disregard of appropriate parental modelling.
32 minutes | Mar 16, 2014
The Family Tight Rope: Finding Balance – Sexual Abuse: Preventative Measures for Parents
Rob and Debbie (http://www.turnthepagellc.com) raise the stakes today as they reflect on a week's worth of child sexual abuse trainer training. While they continue their part in the New Jersey Child Welfare (http://www.state.nj.us/dcf/about/welfare/federal/settlement_agreement.html)Reform to help educate child protective staff improve their skills for sexual abuse cases, they realized that they have not yet shared this converesation on The Family Tightrope. Today Rob and Debbie elaborate on the ways any parent can talk to their children at any age to help prevent sexual abuse. (http://www.nctsn.org/)
30 minutes | Mar 9, 2014
The Family Tight Rope: Finding Balance – The Decisional Balance: Helping Kids With Choices
Difficult choices are inevitable for parents yet how do we navigate through the muddy waters of making decisions when the answers are not simple, easy and clear cut. Today Rob and Debbie (http://www.turnthepagellc.com) muttle through several scenarios that put them up against the decision wall and how they worked their way through. In it you might find some things you can do too!
31 minutes | Mar 2, 2014
The Family Tight Rope: Finding Balance – How Parents Can Help Kids With School: An Inside Perspective
Rob and Debbie (http://www.turnthepagellc.com) are joined today by a panel of experts who will provide you with some fresh insights and perspective on what kids see as important to hear from parents (http://www.parents.com/)in school (http://www.schools.nyc.gov). Our experts reflect on everything from indivduality, tolerance andf messaging about school itself.
33 minutes | Feb 23, 2014
The Family Tight Rope: Finding Balance – No More Backtalk! How To Get Respect From Kids
After a grueling month of being grounded and sequestered in their home, Rob and Debbie (http://www.turnthepagellc.com) discussed their now heightened awareness of growing confidence from the kids to speak disrespectfully, uppity and out of line. Rob and Debbie rehash the revealing education (http://www.ed.gov/)they received and how they managed to garner respect (http://www.parenting.com/)from their kids through purposeful and respectful parenting . . . and you can too.
31 minutes | Feb 16, 2014
The Family Tight Rope: Finding Balance – Time Management With Kids
Jim wrote in pleading for solutions to help the kids manage their time. We can almost hear the desperation in his vice as we know it as anchored to that feeling deep in every parents (http://www.parenting.com/) soul for the success of their children. Today Rob and Debbie (http://www.turnthepagellc.com) review the tasks, techniques, and ideas that help manage the abundance of tasks and obligations for and with our kids and help balance their lives with purposeful parenting. (https://w1.buysub.com/pubs/MR/PMM/pmm_bingsearch_default_I41G4SE18.jsp?cds_page_id=154186&cds_mag_code=PMM&id=1392301232040&lsid=40440820320028967&vid=1&cds_misc_5=bingsearch&cds_response_key=I41G4SE18&ordersrc=bingcm03magazine_default0114)
29 minutes | Feb 9, 2014
The Family Tight Rope: Finding Balance – Divorce, The Math After the Aftermath
It would be great to have a formula to manage the plan once a divorce has happened. Everyone has clear roles with no confusion about what to do . . . and when. So let's be real. There is no one formula. Balancing the family life post divorce can be not only daunting but downright exhausting. Rob and Debbie (http://www.turnthepagellc.com) highlight the key considerations and tasks for parents to keep in mind in the post divorce phase and how making the commitment to key principles will facilitate better transitions for the children and overall acceptance and wellbeing for all. A special bonus today includes a spot from one of the founders of yourteenmag.com (http://www.yourteenmag.com)who have a magazin and website with invaluable information.
29 minutes | Feb 2, 2014
The Family Tight Rope: Finding Balance – Divorce, What To Tell The Kids
More marriages (http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/divorce)end up in divorce (http://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/divorce)than ever before. The breakup of a marriage can be heart breaking and painful and completely decimating to a family. One of the greatest challenges for splitting parents is how to disclose to the kids. Today Rob and Debbie (http://www.turnthepagellc.com) demystify the key considerations for parents and how to craft the conversation.
26 minutes | Aug 4, 2013
The Family Tight Rope: Finding Balance – The ADHD Controversy
Today Rob and Debbie (http://www.turnthepagellc.com) throw out their plan to dig into the strategies to address ADHD and get caught up in discussing this most controversial topic. Is it misdiagnosed . . .over diagnosed . . .properly diagnosed . . .? Listen while Rob and Debbie (http://www.turnthepagellc.com)draw from over a decade of working with hundreds of families trying to decipher the ADHD (http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=By_Illness&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=9554) code.
33 minutes | Jul 28, 2013
The Family Tight Rope: Finding Balance – The ADHD Phenomenon . . . What’s the real deal?
Today we tackle the diagnostic phenomenon known as ADHD (http://www.apa.org/topics/adhd/). It has become as common as Kleenex is to tissue or Xerox is to copies for errant behaviors. So . . .what is the real deal? Is my kid ADHD? As the first of a two part series, Rob and Debbie (http://www.turnthepagellc.com)describe the disorder and offer some examples to clarify what the actual criterion are.
28 minutes | Jul 21, 2013
The Family Tight Rope: Finding Balance – Healthy Bodies and Homes Lead To Healthy Families
In the first of their planned shows dedicated to health and wellness for the family, Debbie and Rob (http://www.turnthepagellc.com) interview internationally renowned author, speaker, and consultant Dr. Susan Smith Jones (http://www.SusanSmithJones.com)who shares her expertise and tips on detoxing your home and body.
31 minutes | Jul 14, 2013
The Family Tight Rope: Finding Balance – Gaming: Pleasure or Poison
The world of gaming is upon us. Electronic interactions are part of almost all we do. So what's with all the hype? The topic is controversial and leads to many disputes on the merrits and pitfalls of gaming. Today, Rob and Debbie (http://www.turnthepagellc.com)will review current research and analyze the impact gaming has on children and adolescents. You will also learn some of the physiology of gaming (http://www.apa.org/research/action/games.aspx) and how dopamine changes effect behavior. Is gaming good . . .or bad . . .or both . . .Does it lead to greater learning or poor behavior?
32 minutes | Jul 7, 2013
The Family Tight Rope: Finding Balance – The Co-parent Team
Do you find yourself spending a majority of your time discussing, disparaging or disputing with your co-parent rather than parenting (https://www.activeparenting.com/)? If that is you, join Rob and Debbie (http:// www.turnthepagellc.com) as they highlight best strategies for effective co-parenting. On the show, they will review some of the greatest pitfalls in parenting as well as share some of the best tips and strategies applied in their personal and professional lives.
30 minutes | Jun 30, 2013
The Family Tight Rope: Finding Balance –“Mealtime. Mealtime. It’s a Family Thing”
"Everybody in for dinner . . ." Today on The Family Tight Rope, Rob and Debbie (http://www.turnthepagellc.com)review the key strategies to making family meals a shared and rewardingg experience. You will learn the vast benefits family meals have in your children's lives as supported through research. Som include healthier eating habits and decreased likeliness of detrimental eating problems.
39 minutes | Jun 23, 2013
The Family Tight Rope: Finding Balance – Being a Top Dad
Today Rob and Debbie (http://www.turnthepagellc.com)explore the special place Dads have in the lives of their children. They will review the key points and practices that have supported positive relationships with fathers (http://www.etropolis.com)and their chldren and families. What is the message to your kids? What do you want to earn from them and them from you? How do you discipline (http://www.positivediscipline.com)? What does quality time look like? . . . .and how do you plan your legacy?
28 minutes | Jun 16, 2013
The Family Tight Rope: Finding Balance – Teenagers: They are ODD!
As teens approach and then enter adolescence, many shifts begin and show up in behaviors, dispositions, and personality. On this show Rob and Debbie (http://www.turnthepagellc.com)review the common disputes between parents and adolescents and offer some practical and effective approaches to parenting your teens. Rob and Debbie (http://www.turnthepagellc.com)will help you stay out of the THE GAME called The Triangle. (http://www.attainmentcompany.com)
27 minutes | Jun 9, 2013
The Family Tight Rope: Finding Balance – School’s Out . . . Plug The Brain Drain!
At the end of each school year, how far does your child's academic prgress drain each year over the summer? You may be surprised. Debbie and Rob (http://www.turnthepagellc.com)will reveal the truth about summer brain drain. They will share ideas and cost effective resources (https://www.facebook.com/TurnThePageTalk)that can help you prevent summer brain drain as well as help your child and adolescent (http://www.rif.org/us/literacy-resources/articles/teenagers-and-reading.htm) to prepare for an easier transfer to the next school year.
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