National Geographic Almanac, Grandfamilies, How You Say It, Mini Book Club, SharentingThe Lisa Show
- Sep 24, 2020
National Geographic 2021 Almanac (0:00:00) We all could use a breath of fresh air at this point. National Geographic is providing us with just that. Their 2021 Almanac is full of beautiful pictures and information that will refresh all of our adventuring hearts. Susan Tyler Hitchcock is a nonfiction writer specializing in science, nature, and history. She wrote the 2021 almanac. She joins us today. Increasing Attachment in Grandfamilies (0:16:42) Contemporary society has come a long way from the picket-fences and nuclear family composed of mom, dad, and their 2.8 children of the 1950’s. Family households are structured in myriad ways that were rare, if found at all, in the early to mid 20thcentury. In fact, the fastest growing household structure in the US are grandparent headed families, or grandfamilies. However, grandfamilies come with their own circumstances and challenges that are unique to this family unit. Here to discuss what grandfamilies are, how grandfamilies can increase and strengthen bonds within their family unit, and ways in which those outside a grandfamily unit can help to support grandfamilies is Beth Tyson, therapist, trauma-responsive coach, and children’s book author. How You Say It (0:52:46) We've all heard that first impressions are important. And when we think about the very first moment we interact with someone, how we dress or what we say are usually our greatest concerns. But new studies suggest that it doesn’t always matter what we say but how we say it. Tone of voice, dialect and accent among other things all contribute to how people perceive us. Here to tell us a little bit more about the science behind how we say things and how that impacts first impressions and perceptions is Katherine Kinzler, professor of psychology and author of How You Say It. Mini Book Club: Political Dystopian Fiction (1:12:15) Rachel Wadham, of BYU Radio’s Worlds Awaiting, talks with Lisa and Richie about the best political dystopian fiction books that are actually worth reading. To find a list of her recommendations, find The Lisa Show on Instagram and Facebook. Sharenting (1:28:50) As parents, we feel so proud of our kids and their accomplishments that we often can’t wait to post about them. Ranging from our toddler taking their first step to our baby going off to college, and everything in between, we flood the internet with the details of our kids’ lives. But do you ever stop to think about the affect it has on our kids’ safety? Harvard lawyer and author of the book Sharenthood, Leah Plunkett, joins us to talk about how our tendency to over-share about our kids can actually undermine them in more ways than one. Show More...