Transition to College, Inheriting Stress, Value from GarbageThe Lisa Show
- Sep 21, 2018
The Emotional Transition to College Dr. Debby Fogelman is a psychologist, based in Beverly Hills, CA. She runs a psycho-educational college preparedness program for strengthening the self-esteem of young adults: www.preparetoleavethenest.com. If you've just sent a first-time college student off to school, the focus has probably been on financing the education. Or on buying what's needed for the dorm room or the apartment. Or on figuring out a class schedule that makes progress toward an end goal while not being too overwhelming. With all of the important decisions that demand attention, it's easy to overlook one of the most important aspects of the young person's transition: their emotional well-being. It's not uncommon for young people to lose confidence in themselves. It even happens to students who were high-achievers in high school. Don't Let Pleasant Distractions Crowd Out Important Conversations Boyd Matheson is the opinion editor and Head of Strategic Reach for the Deseret News. He is the former president of Sutherland Institute. He also served as the chief of staff for Utah Senator Mike Lee in Washington, DC. Matheson says that if we choose pleasant distractions over the uncomfortable conversations that lead to truth, then we are putting the future of America at stake. A Stressful Inheritance Dr. Robert Enright is the author of 7 books centered on the psychology of forgiveness, including "Forgiveness is a Choice," "The Forgiving Life," and "8 Keys to Forgiveness." His National Conference on Forgiveness was the first of its kind on college campuses. He is the co-founder of the International Forgiveness Institute. When mom says you inherited traits from her grandfather who lived and fought during WWII, she might be referring to his courage, spunk and love of dancing. But you might have also inherited his stress. Dr. Robert Enright says that unrelieved stress is being passed down by our ancestors who experienced extreme stress during world wars and economic recessions, making us less resilient. He believes that forgiveness education can act as a buffer against stress. Parenting Advic You Wish You Would Have Known 20 Years Ago Kacy Faulconer drops in with some parenting advice, like not being a know-it-all with other parents and releasing yourself from the guilt of having naps. Lisa also weighs in on having a family band. Kacy has a masters degree in English. She's a writer, a professor, and she's been mothering for 21 years. Creating Value from Garbage DK Osseo-Asare wondered what would happen if people with practical know-how were brought together with people trained in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) professions. Learn how discarded cell phones and other electronics are turned into training, innovation and market potential in Africa. For more information, check DK Osseo-Asare's TED Talk on the subject: https://www.ted.com/talks/dk\\\_osseo\\\_asare\\\_what\\\_a\\\_scrapyard\\\_in\\\_ghana\\\_can\\\_teach\\\_us\\\_about\\\_innovation?utm\\\_campaign=tedspread&utm\\\_medium=referral&utm\\\_source=tedcomshare "Is This A Thing?" What Kids are Talking About These Days Lisa Valentine Clark's little sister Gina James provides (in Lisa's opionion) the perfect test as to what is cool and what isn't. Find out if you're riding the trendy wave or if you're about drown in yesterday's rhetoric. Show More...