Fear of the Unknown, BootUp, Posting Tantrums, Self-Care for Empaths, Pregnancy and Infant Loss, Finance for Young People
The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 281
- Oct 17, 2019 2:00 pm
- 1:41:39 mins
Fear of the Unknown (0:00:00) A dark hallway, an empty closet, an echoing abyss that seems to fall down through the earth itself. These all have one thing in common: the unknown. Many people are afraid of what they don’t know, including some of our team here at The Lisa Show. The fear of the unknown is something that many are familiar with, and some have even deemed “the fundamental fear”. So how do we deal with the unknown? Today we are joined by Chief Psychologist and Director of Psychology Training at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Simon Rego, as he helps us understand this phobia. BootUp PD (0:15:51) Every time our kids play their favorite phone or computer game they’re using code. It’s a huge part of our modern world, so you’d think thatevery kid would be learning coding in school. But what does ‘coding’ even mean? It sounds like some ambiguous skill that only geniuses use to navigate the depths of technology. But, in reality, most kids would be able to pick it up in no time, but the teachers don’t know how to teach it because they didn’t grow up with it. That’s why BootUp Professional Development is working to help teachers provide a high quality coding education for their students. Clark Merkley, BootUp’s Executive Director, joins us today to talk about the non-profit’s goals and how they are helping kids learn to code. Posting Tantrums (0:31:31) Instead of falling into a panic as your child throws a temper tantrum while, a common and often relaxing response to the highly stressful situation is to laugh or even film the meltdown. However, what are we teaching our kids as we ignore their emotions and mock their moodiness on our social media? Dr. Rebecca Hershberg, founder of Little House Calls Psychological Services, joins us today to discuss why posting about your child’s meltdown in a poor responseto the situation, and how we can help our toddlers learn empathy through our example. Self-Care for Empaths (0:51:02) Now I’m sure I won’t be alone when I say it can be exhausting to pay attention to the news. Especially in our political climate, it seemslike something new and terrible happens every day. It weighs on me—I’m sure it weighs on you too! So what can we do to make sure that we’re protecting our health from the effects of the turbulent news cycles? Here with a couple answers for us is Dr. Judith Orloff, psychiatrist & author of the upcoming book, "Thriving As An Empath: 365 Days of Self-Care for Sensitive People." Pregnancy and Infant Loss (1:04:42) We’ve all witnessed the tragedy of a still-birthor infant loss. Whether it was our own loss or the loss of a friend or loved one, this experience is devastating. This month is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and we wanted to take some time to talk about this incredible trial that so many of us go through. Lindsey J. Wimmer is the Executive Director of Star Legacy Foundation–a non-profit organization dedicated to prevention and care for stillbirth and neonatal death. We thought she would be the perfect person to have this conversation with. Finances for Young People (1:25:45) Unfortunately, personal finance isn’t a required subject in most high schools. This leaves young adults feeling uncertain and nervous about managing money on their own, applying for credit, and staying out of debt. As parents, teachers, or role models, we need to make sure that we can guide these adolescents to making good financial decisions. Rod Griffin is the Director of Consumer Education for Experian. He’s with us to tell us everything we need to know about teaching younger generations to be financially responsible.