Lone Wolves and ISIS,  Kids Bullying Parents, Hosting Adult Children

Lone Wolves and ISIS, Kids Bullying Parents, Hosting Adult Children

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 6, Episode 303

  • Dec 21, 2017 5:00 pm
  • 2:21:20 mins

What draws ‘lone wolves’ to the Islamic State? (21:39) Jim Gelvin, Ph.D., is a professor of modern Middle Eastern history at UCLA. The attack on a bike path in lower Manhattan once again causes us to ask: Why do people pledge allegiance to the Islamic State? Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in the attack, isn’t a devout Muslim, so why would he want to be a martyr?  Jim Gelvin has spent the majority of his professional life studying the region, its culture, society, and politics. In recent years, he has researched and written about IS and its terrorist activities and explains what is driving “lone wolves” to the Islamic State. 3 Reasons Why Parents Let Their Kids Bully Them (1:08:51) Sean Grover, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist and author of the book WHEN KIDS CALL THE SHOTS: How to Seize Control from Your Darling Bully – and Enjoy Parenting Again. Dr. Grover has worked with parents and children for over 20 years and maintains one of the largest group therapy practices in the United States. More and more parents these days don’t realize they are actually letting their own children bully them and fill their homes with screaming, kicking, and floods of tears. Dr. Grover teaches us how to reassert our roles as parents.  Hosting Adult Children for the Holidays (1:54:40) Heather Johnson, M.S., has been an adjunct faculty member at Brigham Young University for nearly 10 years. She is passionate about teaching students the principles behind successful families and the importance of families spending time together. She blogs at FamilyVolley.com. Heather and Dr. Matt talk about low maintenance mothers. Heather and Dr. Townsend talk about Hosting Adult Children for the Holidays.

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