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Time Management, Mothers with Self-Control, The Art of Complaining, Parental Favoritism

The Lisa Show
  • Sep 26, 2018
  • 01:39:41

Important conversations and encouraging words to help you make every day a great one. A Different Approach to Time Management (00:00) Time is often at a premium. But you don’t need to live at the mercy of your chronic busyness. Changing your approach to time can help you always find time for what’s important. Time management expert Laura Vanderkam joins us to share her insight into making the most of your free time. Laura is the author of several time management and productivity books, including the 2018 book Off the Clock. She is also a co-host of the podcast Best of Both Worlds. Mothers with Self-Control (16:48) Kids throw tantrums, and there are a thousand parenting strategies dedicated to helping kids behave—most focusing only on the kid. But a new study suggests that we might need to look somewhere else: how often mommy loses her cool. BYU professor Ali Crandall is the lead author of this study. Dr. Crandall holds a PhD in public health from Johns Hopkins University. She focuses her research on family health, executive functioning, and child well-being. The Importance of Fashion (35:20) Amanda and Lisa discuss fashion and why it matters. The Art of Complaining (51:32) Complaining can be therapeutic, or a drag. It can be frustrating if no one’s listening to you, or it can be annoying if you’re the one being complained to unnecessarily. But sometimes what we dub “complaining” is necessary, like when it comes to giving constructive criticism or righting a wrong. It’s important to know when complaining is necessary or not, and how you can master the art of complaining gracefully. Dr. Amy Cooper Hakim is an author, public speaker, and psychologist. She is the executive consultant and founder of The Cooper Strategic Group, where she works with organizations to help employees get along better and improve morale. She is also the co-author of Working with Difficult People. The Effects of Parental Favoritism (1:07:26) As parents, they say we’re not allowed to have a favorite child. We want each of our children to have the same opportunity for success, and to feel just as loved. But favoritism may come more naturally than we want to believe. And the question is: how does it affect our kids in the long run? Dr. Linda Weinberger and Dr. Shoba Sreenivasan join us from the University of Southern California to discuss this further. Movie Ratings (1:21:47) Many parents turn to movie ratings to get a quick insight into the appropriateness of a movie for their kids. But the movie rating system in the United States is often criticized for not providing an accurate reflection of a movie’s content for parents. Our producer, Rod Gustafson, has a long professional history of reviewing movies from a parent’s perspective, so we figured he would be a great resource to discuss some of the pros and cons of movie ratings. Show More...

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