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A weekly thought-provoking conversation about the top topics and thorny issues around children of all ages. From the cloth vs disposable diaper debate to how to afford your kid'ss college tuition, we talk to people, parents and experts, hoping to rediscover the meaning of family in the modern age.

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English

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"KPCC, Southern California Public Radio 474 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91108" (626) 583-5103


Episodes

Talking GIFTED kids with director Marc Webb

4/7/2017
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Director Marc Webb (THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN) talks about his new film GIFTED. It's about the battle over the future of a very bright young girl.

Duration: 00:18:24


Pregnancy in film: Alice Lowe's PREVENGE

3/22/2017
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A look at why pregnancy is such a common theme in horror with filmmaker Alice Lowe - who made the film "Prevenge" - while she was pregnant herself.

Duration: 00:18:29


Celebrating the Holidays at School without Headaches!

2/15/2017
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Happy Valentine's Day! Did you stay up all night crafting hand-made cards for 26 kids in your child's class? There has GOT to be a better way! Former Kindergarten teacher Sharon Lee joins us with helpful hints to save your sanity amid a Pinterest-fueled craze for craftiness!

Duration: 00:13:00


Why the modern concept of 'parenting' may be deeply flawed

1/25/2017
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What we call "parenting" is actually a surprisingly new invention. Developmental psychologist Alison Gopnik argues it's also profoundly wrong.

Duration: 00:11:18


When kids and smart home tech products mix

1/18/2017
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What happens when kids and voice-activated assistant technology (like Amazon Echo) mix? Some times it's bad. But some times it's good too.

Duration: 00:12:43


Why moms of middle schoolers have it the hardest

1/11/2017
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A recent study finds that the hardest time for mothers isn't when they're new moms, but later, when their kids are in middle school.

Duration: 00:11:19


Children's books from 2016 to read with your kids in 2017

1/4/2017
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If one of your New Year's resolutions is to read more with your kids, some of the books that came out in 2016 could be a great place to start.

Duration: 00:08:20


Why teenagers want their parents to be like potted plants

12/28/2016
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Trying to spend quality time with a teenager can sometimes feel like a futile exercise. But take heart, even if they don't show it, teens really do want you around.

Duration: 00:10:13


How stepfamilies can manage the stress of the holidays

12/21/2016
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For blended families, navigating the holidays can get particularly complicated. A stepparent coach offers some practical advice.

Duration: 00:09:44


'The Bad Kids' offers lessons in empathy and second chances

12/14/2016
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Many of the kids at Black Rock High School have been labeled "bad kids." Their principal and teachers are determined to help them succeed.

Duration: 00:12:05


Teaching kids the importance of giving during the holidays

12/7/2016
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During the holidays, with all the focus on Santa Claus, toy-making elves and presents, the importance of giving can get lost in the mix.

Duration: 00:10:07


A sociologist explains how parents and kids 'grow each other up'

11/30/2016
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Parents teach their kids and help them grow, but kids have a lot to teach their parents too. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot explains how in "Growing Each Other Up."

Duration: 00:12:35


What families can do to move forward after the election

11/16/2016
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Now that the election is over, many families are now asking "What next?" A psychologist offers suggestions for productive ways to move forward.

Duration: 00:11:26


Books that make elections fun and kid-friendly

11/9/2016
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These kids books help explain everything from the electoral college to an unhealthy thirst for power (with the help of a megalomaniac giant squid).

Duration: 00:08:41


'The Distance Between Us' introduces kids to the immigrant experience

11/2/2016
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Trying to adjust to her life in the U.S., Reyna Grande turned to books. Her memoir, adapted for young readers, gives kids a window into the immigrant experience.

Duration: 00:13:26


Should parents post about their kids online?

10/26/2016
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A law professor and a pediatrician caution that sharing information about your kids online (or "sharenting") can have unintended consequences.

Duration: 00:09:26


How fathers talk with their sons about sexism and 'boy talk'

10/19/2016
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This election has sparked all sorts of conversations between parents and kids-- about politics, about democracy, but also about sexism.

Duration: 00:11:53


How to get the best education for your kid with special needs

10/12/2016
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Ines Kuperschmit of the Learning Rights Law Center says parents need to learn to fight smart, and remember that they don't have to take no for an answer.

Duration: 00:11:18


What makes a good school for a child with a disability?

10/5/2016
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If your child has a disability, finding the right school can be a trying process. It's one that LA mom Sylvia Youngblood went through with her four children.

Duration: 00:11:32


A microbiologist's advice to parents: "Let Them Eat Dirt"

9/28/2016
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The new book "Let Them Eat Dirt" offers parents tips for improving their child's gut-health. Things like less frequent handwashing, and spending more time outside.

Duration: 00:10:26

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