Family & Lifestyle

Woodpeckers and Football, Child Apologies, Mothers Voice

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Aug 31, 2016 4:00 pm
  • 2:23:20

How Woodpeckers Will Save Football (16:31) Dr. David Smith has been practicing medicine for 27 years and has spent the last 9 years studying Traumatic Brain injuries. He is a Visiting Research Scientist at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center. He is the President and CEO of Traumatic Brain Injury Innovations LLC, overseeing all their operations. Traumatic Brain injuries (TBI) also known as concussions, are a major cause of death and disability in the United States and contribute to about 30% of all injury deaths.  With Will Smiths starring role as a Nigerian Forensic Pathologist, the movie Concussion has brought nationwide attention to the negative effects of TBIs.  What can we do to prevent these types of injuries and how can Woodpeckers help?  Dr. David Smith with some ideas. Should Parents Ask Their Children to Apologize (1:03:31) Dr. Craig Smith is currently the director of the Living Lab project at the University of Michigan. The Living Lab is a research/education model that brings developmental research into community settings such as museums and libraries.  Your child is playing with another child while you watch from across the playground. Suddenly your child lashes out and hits their friend. What do you do? Do you demand an “I’m Sorry”? Do you apologize to the other parents? What’s the best thing to do to teach your child? Dr. Craig Smith explains his research. Coaches Corner - Self-Worth and Your Children (1:31:08) Dr. Matt Townsend talks about not attaching your self worth to the behavior of your kids. Power of Mothers Voice (1:51:53) Dr. Daniel Arthur Abrams is an Instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. he earned his  PhD at Northwestern University, in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience. He authored the study Neural circuits underlying mother’s voice perception predict social communication abilities in children. Dr Abrams shares his research into what happens when children hear their mother's voice.