How to Help Your Kids Resolve Their Own Conflict
Guest: Emily DeSchweinitz Taylor, Mediator, Conflict Coach, Author, “Raising Mediators: How Smart Parents Use Mediation to Transform Sibling Conflict and Empower Their Children”
When the kids are at each other again in the playroom or the backseat of the car or the aisle of the grocery store, a parent’s instinct is often to shut the conflict down either by stepping in to referee, separating the kids or banishing them to a room to work it out on their own.
But there’s another way. It’s more time consuming. But also more beneficial to the kids. And could, actually, lead to a long-term resolution for those conflicts that seem to come up over and over again between the same kids over the same things.
It’s mediation - an approach well-known in the political, legal and business world. But parents don’t get trained in it. And so, Emily de Schweinitz Taylor has written a book for them.
Learn more here.
Why We Sleep
Guest: Matthew Walker, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California Berkeley, Director of the UC Berkeley Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab, Author of “Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams”
How did you sleep last night? Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. “I’ll sleep when I’m dead,” some say. And guess what? The research is pretty conclusive that you’ll die sooner without sleep. Getting less than six or seven hours of sleep a night demolishes your immune system, more than doubles your risk of cancer, shortens your life span and makes it harder for you to learn new things.