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Dr. Adam Price Author Of He’s Not Lazy: Empowering Your Son To Believe In Himself Chats With Dr. Alvin

Adam Price “Clinical psychologist Price offers one of the most significant books of the year in this new look at an old problem—the underperforming teenage boy… Price’s book brings an important voice to a much needed conversation.” —Library Journal (Starred review) On the surface, capable teenage boys may look lazy. But dig a little deeper, writes child psychologist Adam Price in He’s Not Lazy, and you’ll often find conflicted boys who want to do well in middle and high school but are afraid to fail, and so do not try. This book can help you become an ally with your son, as he discovers greater self-confidence and accepts responsibility for his future.

Dr. Michael J. Bradley Crazy-Stressed: Saving Today’s Overwhelmed Teens With Love, Laughter, And The Science of Resilience Chats With Dr. Alvin

Michael Bradley A little resilience goes a long way.... Peel back the cheerful facade that parents present, and you'll find that many are worried about their teens. Mood swings, impulsiveness, poor judgment, and other problems peak in these years. Add stressors such as screen addiction, cyberbullying, increasing academic demands, and time-consuming athletic commitments . . . and it's no surprise that today's teenagers rank as the most anxious in 50 years. Parents long to help, but how? Based on a career counseling kids and their parents, psychologist Michael Bradley locates the most powerful protective trait: resilience. Teens with this crucial quality know how to handle difficulty, overcome obstacles, and bounce back from setbacks. Packed with [...]

Little Mercies By Heather Gudenkauf chats with Dr. Alvin

Heather Gudenkauf Click Here To Listen In her latest ripped-from-the-headlines tour de force, New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf shows how one small mistake can have life-altering consequences… Veteran social worker Ellen Moore has seen the worst side of humanity—the vilest acts one person can commit against another. She is a fiercely dedicated children's advocate and a devoted mother and wife. But one blistering summer day, a simple moment of distraction will have repercussions that Ellen could never have imagined, threatening to shatter everything she holds dear, and trapping her between the gears of the system she works for. Meanwhile, ten-year-old Jenny Briard has been living with her well-meaning but irresponsible father since her [...]

My Very First I Can Read: Learn To Read With Tug The Pup And Friends By Dr. Julie M. Wood chats with Dr. Alvin

Julie M Wood Click Here To Listen Enter into the world of reading with My Very First I Can Read! This comprehensive emergent reading program addresses all the components of reading mastery based on the latest early literacy research. Written by educator and reading specialist Dr. Julie M. Wood, with lively illustrations by Sebastien Braun, this Common Core–aligned program stars Tug the Pup and an endearing group of characters who will lead beginners through the proven steps for successful reading.

I Am Rosa Parks By Brad Meltzer chats with Dr. Alvin

Brad Meltzer-I Am Rosa Parks Click Here To Listen   “Kids always search for heroes, so we might as well have a say in it,” Brad Meltzer realized, and so he envisioned this friendly, fun approach to biography – for his own kids, and for yours. Each book tells the story of one of America’s icons in a vivacious, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers, those who aren’t quite ready for the Who Was biography series. Each book focuses on a particular character trait that made that role model heroic. For example, Rosa Parks dared to stand up for herself and other African Americans by staying seated, and as a result [...]

Love Is All You Need By Kim Rocco Shields chats with Dr. Alvin

Kim Rocco Shields Click Here To Listen Kim is a talented and controversial filmmaker, Kim Rocco Shields of Genius Pictures, has a multiple-award-winning viral short Love Is All You Need which has garnered over 30 million hits on YouTube and is about to become a full-length feature film. The concept of the film follows the life of an ordinary heterosexual girl who is bullied in a world where everyone is gay. Imagine a world where gay is straight and straight is gay. Challenging our current conception of the terms "gay" and "straight," this controversial film, written and directed by Shields, not only reverses the meaning of the terms but addresses the social and cultural prejudices [...]

Make Me A Mother By Susanne Antonetta chats with Dr. Alvin

Susanne Antonetta Click Here To Listen In Make Me a Mother, acclaimed memoirist Susanne Antonetta adopts an infant from Seoul, South Korea. After meeting their six-month-old son, Jin, at the airport—an incident made memorable when Susanne, so eager to meet her son, is chased down by security—Susanne and her husband learn lessons common to all parents, such as the lack of sleep and the worry and joy of loving a child. They also learn lessons particular to their own family: not just how another being can take over your life but how to let an entire culture in, how to discuss birth parents who gave up a child, and the tricky steps required to navigate [...]

Seven Wonders By PeterLerangis chats with Dr. Alvin

Peter Lerangis Click Here To Listen Three friends left Jack McKinley and his friends defeated the Colossus of Rhodes, unearthed the treasures of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and recovered two of the seven lost Loculi—only to find they'd been betrayed. Two sides split With Babylon in ruins, Marco on the Massa side, and ancient secrets coming unraveled, the Select don't know who to trust or where to turn. Their G7W powers are growing at a furious pace, their worlds have been turned upside down, and the Massa are hot on their heels. But Jack, Aly, and Cass have no choice but to fight on. One life lost With the fate of the world in [...]

1,107 Baby Names That Stand The Test Of Time By Jennifer Griffin chats with Dr. Alvin

Jennifer Griffin Click Here To Listen There are tens of thousands of baby names out there—and books that dutifully list them. And then there is 1,107 Baby Names That Stand the Test of Time—a curated, considered, opinionated, and richly informative guide that winnows down the world of baby names to help moms and dads make smart choices, sidestep the trendiness trap, and avoid the ranks of parents (more than 54%) who later regret the name they chose.