Representation in Kids' Books, Happiest States, Using Timeouts Better, Facetime vs Face Time, Prepping Your Car for Winter

Representation in Kids' Books, Happiest States, Using Timeouts Better, Facetime vs Face Time, Prepping Your Car for Winter

The Lisa Show

  • Oct 27, 2020 12:00 pm
  • 1:45:30 mins

Young, Black, and Lit (0:00:00) We’ve discussed many times on the show how there is a lack of black representation in movies and TV shows. But did you know that there is also a lack of representation in children’s literature? Black characters are rarely depicted in children’s books despite the fact that such representation could provide these kids with role models and validate their life experiences.  So, what is being done to increase black representation in kids' books? Here with us today is Derrick Ramsey to tell us all about his non-profit organization, Young, Black, and Lit, and how he is trying to help black youth. The Happiest States in 2020 (0:14:45) Sometimes I think I’d be happier if I could just run away and live in Hawaii. But then I think my problems would probably follow me there too. I mean, how much can my environment actually impact my happiness? Well, according to a new study, maybe more than we thought. By looking at several different aspects of our environment, a group of psychologists found and ranked the happiest states in the country. What are the secret ingredients to these states’ happiness? Here to tell us more about it is Professor of Psychology Dr. Susan Whitbourne. How to Better Use Timeouts (0:52:50) For the 4th time today, your child is spiraling into a full-out meltdown. Expect unlike of the other 3 times, this one shows no signs of stopping. It’s important to give your child the time and space to calm down and regain emotional control—enter the “timeout”. However, timeouts have been at the center of a debate—are they effective in teaching emotional regulation or are they too isolating? Here to discuss with us the pros and cons of timeouts and how to use them more effectively is Dr. Lucy McGoron, parenting-strategies researcher and Assistant Professor at the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute. Facetime vs. Face Time (1:15:07) Video chatting has been a useful tool for staying in touch with distant friends and family for a few years now. But because of certain circumstances, video chat has become the only way to stay in touch with friends and family.  We miss seeing people in person—but sometimes we wonder, what is the difference? Is FaceTime really that different from being in the room with someone? Here to share her thoughts with us is psychotherapist and virtual therapist Laura Federico. Prepping Your Car for Winter (1:32:22) Driving in the winter is scary. And keeping our car well maintained and ready for the snow, ice, hail, or whatever it may be in your state is vital. Hitting a slick patch of black ice with bald tires or getting stuck in the snow with no 4-wheel drive could be dangerous, maybe even fatal.  So, we invited Jamie Page Deaton, friend of the show and executive editor of U.S. News Best Cars, on the show with us today to share how we can prep our cars for the months ahead.