11/13/14 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with the Kids in Distress program, guided by the Community Foundation of Broward. It operates in Broward and Palm Beach counties—the area’s largest foster care licensing agency.
08/18/14 - Monday’s Topical Currents focuses on back to school anxiety in children. Yes, some separation anxiety and fear are normal, but how can parents identify genuine anxiety that requires treatment as opposed to plain old back to the books blues and end of summer foot dragging? What should parents do? We’ll visit with Jill Ehrenrich May… she’s a University of Miami Psychology Professor and Director of the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment Program.
We have heard your complaints. And they are hilarious -- especially this one from a little girl from Toronto who had thoughts on spiders... and the city's mayor:
Over the weekend we installed a popup complaints booth at the Wolfsonian FIU to coincide with the Power of Design Festival (co-presented by WLRN) centered on the theme of complaints. The concept was simple: Step inside our sound-resistant kiosk, speak into the microphone and gripe.
09/18/13 - Wednesday's Topical Currents looks at parental influences on kids and their educational experience. There are frequent urgings to increase budgets and hire skilled teachers to motivate school-kids . . . but plans seldom mention the importance of parents. We’ll speak with University of Wisconsin professor-emeritus Dr.