What is the Religious Left, ADHD Myths, Responding to Criticism

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1282

  • Aug 30, 2017 4:00 pm
  • 2:21:46 mins

What is the Religious Left (18:45) Christopher Evans is Professor of the History of Christianity at Boston University. His work specializes in the history of American Protestantism, emphasizing the relationship between Christianity and social reform in U.S. history. He is the author of several books including The Social Gospel in American Religion. Religion has always played a huge role in shaping the America we know today and in shaping and promoting social and political reform.  From the founding of our country to the abolitionist movement and the civil rights movement… religious leaders have taken the lead in progressive causes. Christopher Evans explains the "religious left" and its role in political and religious culture. Myth of the ADHD Child (1:08:23) Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development and an award-winning author and speaker who has been an educator for over forty years. He is also the author of the book “The Myth of the ADHD Child”. School has started and it can bring many problems. One of the biggest concerns for teachers can be the students in their class that struggle with ADHD. Very commonly during the summer breaks, parents take their children off their medication. This can cause problems with attention and productivity when they start taking it again for school. So the question is, are we utilizing ADHD medications as a correction of behavior or as a school performance pill? Psychologist and learning specialist Dr. Thomas Armstrong provides a thought-provoking argument against this hidden agenda of underlying values behind the ADD/ADHD diagnosis”. After addressing the many inconsistencies, faulty logic, and unsupported conclusions of the ADHD paradigm, he proposes a far broader range of practical, positive, and organic strategies that parents and educators should consider to help kids diagnosed with ADHD.  Allison Abrams - How to Respond Gracefully to Destructive Criticism (1:53:07) Allison Abrams, LCSW-R, is a licensed psychotherapist in New York City, where she specializes in depression, self-worth, women’s health, relationships, and career. She is also an executive mindfulness coach helping employees in corporations across business sectors manage stress and improve communication and leadership skills. When we open ourselves up to criticism some can be constructive and help us to improve, on the other hand, some critiques can be harsh and damaging. How can we protect ourselves from the naysayers and backbiters without compromising our self-worth?Allison Abrams shares some tips on how to not let negative comments affect our self worth.