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Answers for the Family - Radio Show

Answers for the Family - Radio Show brings answers and options to raising children today and in our constantly changing future. Our guests address issues such as: teens in crisis, family crisis intervention, runaways, self defense, education, building self-esteem, dealing with addictions and international parental abduction. Answers for the Family- is a platform dedicated to getting these important messages out and promoting those individuals, institutions and programs that are making a positive difference in the lives of families and teens around the world. If one teen headed down the wrong path, turns around and becomes a productive member of our society because of our show, we will feel - Answers for the Family - has been a great success

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Answers for the Family : Happily Married for a Lifetime : February 22, 2010

SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Larry Koenig, Author of - Happily Married for a Lifetime - and founder of Smart Discipline & Author of “Happily Married for a Lifetime”Allen and Dr. Koenig identify the four big mistakes couples make when trying to communicate–and how to correct them so both you and your partner feel wonderfully loved and understood. They will also discuss the positive effects of a happy marriage on the healthy development of children and teens.

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16 Mar 2010

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Answers for the Family : How Do Wilderness Program Compare : March 1, 2010

SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Joanna Bettman, Research Director, Open Sky WildernessThere is no typical teenager because adolescents express themselves in such a variety of behaviors. However, there is often one common theme that runs through the lives of teen students: difficulty coping with life’s challenges in a healthy and effective manner.Dr. Joanna Bettman joins Allen to discuss what kinds of teens are served by wilderness therapy and the studies that have been conducted that compare this method with other conventional therapies.

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16 Mar 2010

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Answers for the Family : Smart Discipline, Correcting Bad Behavior in Children : November 9, 2009

SPECIAL GUEST: Special Guest :: Larry J. Koenig, Ph.DAllen and Dr. Larry Koenig, creator of - Smart Discipline, discuss the 10 most powerful and easy strategies to stops bad behavior in its tracks and takes a minute or less to get real results and his -Up With Youth Program, a pioneering organization devoted to the enhancement of self-esteem in young people. Over one hundred thousand kids have benefited from this program over the last fifteen years.

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16 Mar 2010

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Answers for the Family : Dangerous Or Safe? : February 8, 2010

SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Cara Natterson, Pediatric Doctor and and Parenting ExpertThere is little doubt that children today face unprecedented dangers. Dr. Natterson joins Allen in a most enlightening discussion about what parents actually need to worry about. Dr. Natterson sets the records straight for parents regarding what is safe for their children to put in and on their bodies…Science-based and presented in an easy to understand manner. Her book “Dangerous and Safe?” focuses on educating parents about what foods and products might endanger their children.

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16 Mar 2010

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Answers for the Family : Reading is Forever : January 11, 2010

SPECIAL GUEST: Cathy Miller, The Literacy AmbassadorReading can be fun, powerful and practical according to our Guest, Cathy Miller, explores with Allen her most recent national program to promote parent involvement in their children’s education through “literacy”.In addition to the launch of her United School Preparedness Initiative (Fun Learning Moments™), she is authoring books for parents and educators on early literacy, and conducting a national research study on at-home reading.

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16 Mar 2010

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Answers for the Family : Teens, Changing Bodies, Raging Hormones & More : December 7, 2009

SPECIAL GUEST: Nurse Barb Dehn, RN, MS, NP, Nurse Practitioner, Award-winning Author and a nationally recognized health expert Nurse Barb, who is a frequent health expert on ABC TV’s View from the Bay in San Francisco. She has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America Now and NBC’s iVillageLive. She wrote and published a series of innovative and award-winning women’s health guides know as “Blue Orchid Guides” which have been used by millions of women across the country.

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16 Mar 2010

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Answers for the Family : Making the Grade with ADD : March 15, 2010

SPECIAL GUEST: Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD and Author of - 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD -“Making the Grade with ADD - ADD and Your MoneyDr. Stephanie Sarkis joins Allen to discuss the challenge students face making it through school with attention deficit disorder, or ADD. Keeping track of schedules and deadlines, concentrating on lessons, and completing tasks are all hard-learned skills for youth with this condition. Because of these difficulties, students with ADD are more likely to drop out of school or spend extra, costly years pursuing their college education as well. Dr. Sardis’ book offers families with youth with ADD a comprehensive guide to getting the most out of education.

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16 Mar 2010

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Answers for the Family : Keeping Your Relationship Vibrant While Raising Children : November 16, 2009

SPECIAL GUEST: Dana Bedford Hilmer, Author of - Blindsided by a Diaper, founder of Lifestyle Mom and future hostvof Lifestyle Mom Radio Café on LA Talk Radio.Dana Hilmer is with us today with suggestions on how to keep your relationship with your partner vibrant amidst the chaos of raising kids. Whatever their age! Dana is the author of Blindsided by a Diaper, an anthology revealing the inside scoop on how parenthood changes a relationship.

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16 Mar 2010

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Answers for the Family : Embrace the Struggle, Living on Life's Terms : March 8, 2010

SPECIAL GUEST: Julie Ziglar Norman, Co-Author with Zig Ziglar of“Embrace the Struggle, Living on Life’s Terms”Allen and his guest, Julie Zigar Norman, explore how to embrace your struggle, live and accept life on life’s terms. When life takes an unexpected turn we can either respond or react. Julie’s father has been known as the motivator’s motivator and his short term memory loss due to a serious brain injury changed everything for him and his family. His response to that accident has inspired thousands.

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16 Mar 2010

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Answers for the Family : There are no Perpect Parents : November 23, 2009

SPECIAL GUEST: Vanessa Van Petten, Author and YouthologistVanessa Van Petten is one of the nation’s youngest experts on parenting and youth. She wrote her parenting book from the teen’s perspective, called -You’re Grounded!, when she was just 17. After becoming a judge for the Mom’s Choice Awards and launching her popular parenting blog, she is now on a national speaking tour, reaching out to both parents and teenagers talking about what young people really wish adults knew about them.

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16 Mar 2010

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