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Technology in Family, Kids and TV, Overcoming Self-Pity

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Jun 26, 2015
  • 02:13:40

Matt's Coaching Corner (12:42) Dr. Matt Townsend shares his thoughts on Enabling technology without disabling the family. Dr. Townsend offers tips on how to use technology with your family and not let the electronics take over or take away from family time. Good In the World: Hunter Gandee (40:06) Hunter Gandee is 15 years old and has an 8 year old brother Braden who has cerebral palsy. To generate awareness for cerebral palsy Hunter carried his 60 pound brother 40 miles in 2014 and walked 57 miles this summer. The brothers bonded through the struggle to complete the walk. Kathy Aiken interviews Hunter and discovers more about his story Is TV Helpful to Children? (54:18) Julie Nelson (the child whisperer) has a master's degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development. She teaches classes such as Applied Parenting and Marriage and Relationship Skills at Utah Valley University. Julie talk is the author of "Keep It Real and Grab a Plunger" providing parenting tips and ideas. Today she shares research on how watching children's television like Sesame Street can be helpful for a child's education Parent Previews (1:17:41) Rod Gustafson from Parent Previews joins the show to look at what is new in theaters this week. Dr Matt and Rod talk about the movies Max and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Getting Past Self-Pity (1:41:09) Amy Morin, licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, college psychology instructor and internationally recognized expert on mental strength, says that, “Mentally strong people refuse to allow self-pity to sabotage their goals. Instead, they use life’s inevitable hardships as a way to grow stronger and become better.” She is here today to share with us 9 ways to avoid the trap of self-pity. Show More...

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