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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 [...]

First Team Dad: Your Playbook For A Winning Family By J. Drew Pittman chats with Dr. Alvin

J Drew Pittman Click Here To Listen Competitive sports are filled with lessons about motivation, perseverance, hard work, and collaboration—and these lessons are surprisingly transferable to everyday life. Yet few men apply these principles to the most important arena they'll ever play in: the home. A man doesn't need to be a professional athlete to learn and use these lessons. The "game changers" Drew Pittman shares can improve family life and help every man create a winning team. Simple and practical insights including: Constructing a solid game plane Building a culture of accountability Encouraging creativity Harnessing the power of encouragement And many more

This Is Ridiculous This Is Amazing: Parenthood In 71 Lists By Jason Good chats with Dr. Alvin

Jason Good Click Here To Listen Blogging sensation and family man Jason Good delivers a laugh-out-loud reminder that everything is easier and more fun when approached with a sense of humor—especially parenting. Each list captures a perfect (or perfectly terrible) aspect of parenthood while wholeheartedly embracing every moment: "You Deserve a Break" offers ideas for downtime, such as giving blood and untangling cords, while "Self-Help from a Three-Year-Old" collects such wisdom as "If you fall down, stay down. Someone will pick you up eventually." Sweet, sincere, and oh-so-true, this is the ideal gift for parents who could use a laugh. And isn't that every single one of them?

Confessions Of The World’s Best Father By Dave Engledow chats with Dr. Alvin

Dave Engledow Click Here To Listen In an attempt to create an image that his new daughter would one day appreciate, Dave Engledow took a photo in which he’s cradling eight-week-old Alice Bee like a football and doctored it to look like he’s squirting breast milk into a "World’s Best Father" mug. Friends and family clamored for more. After Dave’s humorous attempts to capture the sleep-deprived obliviousness of being a first-time dad went viral, he and Alice Bee found themselves bona fide Internet and television celebrities. Merging a Norman Rockwell aesthetic with a darkly comic sensibility, Dave pairs each side-splittingly funny image with a log entry describing the awkward situation that the World’s Best Father [...]

Kosher Lust: Love Is Not The Answer By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach chats with Dr. Alvin

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Click Here To Listen Live From Germany Boy meets girl. Boy marries girl. Boy and girl enjoy the sparks in the early years, but eventually settle into a comfortable friendship, and all passion disappears from their marriage. That s just the way it goes, right? As many as one in three long-term marriages in America are sexless, and most people accept this as the inevitable course of a romantic relationship. In this groundbreaking book, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach explains why the prioritizing of love and companionship in marriage is all wrong, and why we should not go quietly into that dark night of celibate marriage. It is not love, Rabbi Shmuley shows, but [...]

Dude To Dad By Chris Pegula chats with Dr. Alvin

Chris Pegula Click Here To Listen Dude, relax; you’re going to be fine. But it wouldn’t hurt to get a few pointers—a road map of what lies ahead. That’s what this book is for. From Dude to Dad gives you the need-to-know essentials on pregnancy, birthing, and parenthood, and how it’s okay to be scared out of your mind. You’ll learn what the expecting mom is going through during each trimester, how you can be the best partner and dad-to-be, and how to immediately start bonding with baby. Be prepared for the arrival that will ultimately change your life in the best way possible.