Family & Lifestyle

Did You Know This is a Thing?, Combatting Health Misinformation, Getting Kids to Cooperate

The Lisa Show
  • Nov 7, 2018 4:00 pm
  • 1:39:09

Important conversations and encouraging words to help you make every day a great one. Fear of Love (00:00) No matter your relationship status, many people are afraid of love. Krystine Batcho, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at Le Moyne College in New York and wrote an article entitled “Are you afraid of being loved?” She is here with us today to talk about what that means. Did You Know This is a Thing? (15:55) Remember when you realized that if something was “bad,” it suddenly meant “good?” Or how something that’s “sick” means it’s suddenly “cool?” Well, that’s the tip of the iceberg. The wicked, sick iceberg. Here to determine if something’s new, cutting edge, or has jumped the shark and is now old and “basic” is Gina James. Combatting Health Misinformation (49:06) Scientists often seem to be on the periphery of the medical conversation, with center stage dominated by celebrities, politicians, and activists. Dr. Paul Offit takes on this paradox in his book Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren’t Your Best Source of Health Information. He focuses on the debate surrounding vaccines in order to reveal how misinformation put forth by highly vocal non-experts drowns out the scientific community—ultimately leading to grave consequences. Dr. Paul Offit, MD, is a prominent physician and co-inventor of rotavirus vaccine, a vaccine that saves hundreds of thousands of lives each year. He is also the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a professor of vaccinology and pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine. You can learn more about him at his website. Getting Kids to Cooperate (1:05:26) Any parent can recognize the signs of an oncoming tantrum from their child: the red face and screwed-up mouth, the tiny clenched fists, the huffs of frustration. Getting your child to cooperate without exploding can sometimes feel like working against a ticking time bomb. But every parent’s wish is for their children to cooperate with them, both for the children’s happiness and the parents’ sanity. We’re here with Dr. Erin Leyba to discuss some tips for getting your kids to cooperate, and some ways to better bond with them. Dr. Leyba is a licensed clinical social worker and a social work professor in Chicago's western suburbs. She is the author of the recent book Joy Fixes for Weary Parents and writes the Joyful Parenting Blog for Psychology Today. You can learn more about her at her website.