parents Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children By Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary • Feb 18, 2014 02/18/14 - Tuesday's Topical Currents looks at child and adolescent anxiety, and how it can unravel families. Are kids more anxious today? Does their fear stem from parental fretfulness? We’ll speak with psychologist Dr. Advice For Parents Of Special Needs Kids By Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary • Oct 17, 2013 www.facebook.com/pages/I-Wish-I-Knew-Then-What-I-Know-Now/669530309739353 10/17/13 - Thursday’s Topical Currents begins with Mark and Sandy Horowitz. They’re the parents of 14 year old son Ian. They’ve authored the book, I WISH I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW: A Guide for Special Needs Parents. Young Ian suffers from a brain structure disorder. The Horowitz’s give advice for parents of special needs kids. New Yorkers Sound Off On New Common Core Tests A professor at Teacher’s College, Columbia University has set up a website to allow New York students, parents and educators to post comments about the new state English language arts test. The tests are now tied to Common Core education standards adopted by 45 states — including Florida. New York students have been taking the exams for the first over the last few weeks.