Family & Lifestyle

Promoting Equity, Weight Regain, Holiday Overspending

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Dec 13, 2016 5:00 pm
  • 2:24:13

Promoting Equity for Children, Families, and Communities (17:17) Dr. Laura Bronstein is dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs, professor of social work, and executive director of the Institute for Multigenerational Studies at Binghamton University, State University of New York. The most important lessons for children to learn is best taught in the home, from family members who love and care for them.  Schools should be a child’s second resource for learning.  But what if parents are not able to provide their children with the educational, health, physical resources for schools to supplement?  Dr. Bronstein shares her book, School-Linked Services: Promoting Equity for Children, Families, and Communities and how to make a difference in the lives of all kids and families. Coaches Corner - Families and Success (42:44) Dr. Matt Townsend discusses the need to pay attention to those around you who may be struggling to make ends meet or deal with all the stresses and requirement so of life. Why so Many People Regain Weight after Dieting (1:02:46) Dr. Kenneth McLeod, Director of the Clinical Science and Engineering Research Laboratory at Binghamton University. His research interest are primarily in physiologic adaption, or how the body tissues adapt to the mechanical and electromagnetic forces to which they are exposed.  The new year is just around the corner, and a common New Years Resolution is to work off those couple of extra pounds gained from Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. The strategy seems simple: Just exercise to burn more calories and reduce your calorie intake. Many studies, though, now shown that simple strategy doesn’t work very well for the majority of people. Dr. Kenneth McLeod explains the reasons why keeping weight off is so tough. Caitlin Thomas - Tip for Finals Week (1:29:25) This time of year is incredibly busy for most families for a lot of different reasons. Moms and dads are shopping, while the kids are being drowned in homework and final exams. So, with all this stress and busyness, what can parents really do to help their student, both young and old, survive the stressful school time and feel the holiday spirit? Producer Caitlin Thomas with some ideas 12 Tips for not Overspending for the Holidays (1:50:31) 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 has written two books about parenting including Keep it Real and Grab a Plunger. Julie with some ideas on how to avoid overspending for the holidays.