Success in Elementary School, Destressing, Work Conflict Resolution, Informed Voting, Helping Friends with Trauma, Diversity in Media

Success in Elementary School, Destressing, Work Conflict Resolution, Informed Voting, Helping Friends with Trauma, Diversity in Media

The Lisa Show

  • Nov 29, 2019 3:00 pm
  • 1:39:46 mins

Success in Elementary School  (0:00:00) We all stress about our high school kids’ grades and our college kids graduation because we want them to do well in the ‘real world.’ But do we give much thought to elementary school? What if the impact of their future success starts much earlier than high school.  If that is the case, how can we make the elementary years meaningful for them? Darryl Webster is an award winning school social worker with 25-years of experience with District of Columbia Public Schools. He joins us to talk about the impact the elementary years will have on our children’s success.  Destressing  (0:15:02) Do you ever feel so bogged down with stress that you can’t seem to move forward? Finding ways to destress can seem difficult especially when it feels like we already have so much on our plate that we can’t even take the time to get organized. However, doing so will help us be more productive. Paula Rizzo is an Emmy award winning television producer and the author of Listful Thinking: Using Lists to be More Productive, Highly Successful and Less Stressed. She’s with us to share the organization secrets that will help us all destress.  Work Conflict Resolution  (0:30:06) What do you do when your kids are fighting? You separate them so they stop bugging each other—you stand in that corner and you stand in that one. But dealing with conflict as an adult can be a little more difficult, especially when it involves people you can’t get away from because you work with them every day. So what can you do when there’s a conflict causing tension at work? We have Emily Taylor back with us. Emily is a mediator and conflict resolution expert, and she’s here to share what we can do to deal with conflict in the workplace.  Informed Voting  (0:49:51) Can you remember the first time you ever voted? That first time—and any time—is exciting, but it can also be a little scary and overwhelming at the same time. And with so many outlets for information about candidates these days, choosing who to vote for can be daunting. But it’s still important to vote—everyone who can, should! So what can we do to make sure that we’re placing our votes for people that we agree with and feel good about? No matter your political stance, Walker McKusick, national director of Vote Smart, is here to give us some tips. Helping Friends with Trauma  (1:03:49) Friendships are a valuable part of our support system when dealing with a crisis or catastrophe, but what about after the tragedy has passed? When someone is dealing with trauma the things that they need from friendship changes. What can be done to help a friend recovering from a traumatic event? What might be needed from the relationship? Here to talk us through it is Dr. Joyce Mikal-Flynn, professor and researcher of trauma informed care and post-traumatic growth. Diversity in Media  (1:17:22) Remember the backlash that came when Disney announced they cast a black woman as Ariel in their live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid?” This isn’t the first or the last time the issue of diversity and race in the media has trended on social media. In 2015 and 2016, we had #OscarsSoWhite when all 20 nominees for lead and supporting role awards were white. Last August was #AsianAugust with the release of “Crazy Rich Asians.” So why is this question of diversity and inclusion in the media such a hot topic? Why is it so important to have equal representation in the media? Nancy Yuen, a sociologist and pop culture expert, joins us to explain how the lack of diversity in media affects us as viewers.