Parent Talk Shows April 2012 onwards
Saturday November 24: Mirror Mirror: We bid adieu to Parent Talk's year-long run with this episode on body image issues. Guest: Family therapsit intern Geetha Narayanan. Listen here.
Saturday November 17: Getting High: Talking to Marriage and Family Therapist Sushma Trivedi about the various forms of addiction and how to prepare for and deal with addiction issues in children. Listen here.
Saturday November 10: Dating Dilemma: Talking to relationship expert Jasbina Ahluwalia about trends in dating these days, what parents can expect, and how they can talk to and deal with their kids who are dating. Listen here.
Saturday November 3: Career vs Parenting: Talking about ICC's career clinic with personal interview and career coach Amol Dharmadhikari. Some parenting questions we'll tackle are: How do you return to a career after a pregnancy break? How do you convey to your company your need to spend some quality time with the family if you're the dad? Listen here.
Saturday October 27: Pet Peeves:Have your kids been pestering you for a dog? Does the thought of an animal in the house freak you out? How expensive is it to have a pet? I talked to Laurel Stark of the SPCA to find out! Listen here.
Saturday October 20: Young Authors:Sanjana Ravi and Sabina Anand are both 7th graders. But both are also published authors, with wonderfully entertaining books for kids. I talked to them about their motivations and challenges. Listen here.
Saturday October 13: Conversations with Kids: How do we broach tough topics with our kids, like the illness of a fmaily memeber, loss of a job and the birds and the bees? Marriage and family therapist Dolat Bolandi helps out. Listen here.
Saturday October 6: Sibling Rivalry: Talking to marriage and family therapist Sushma Trivedi and parent Arun Kumar about competition among siblings and how parents can mitigate it. Listen here.
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Saturday September 23: The Stigma of Mental Health: Why is it so much harder for us to deal with our children's behavioral health issues than it is to cope with physical ailments? Talking about the stigma of mental health in the South Asian community. Guest: Dr. Raman Kular of the Hume Center. Listen here.
Saturday September 15: Working Moms: How do moms working outside the home keep it all together? What are the compromises and sacrifices they make? What are the best ways of getting your spouse to pitch in? Guests: MFT Sushma Trivedi and working moms Ranju Ganesan and Sushma Srivastava.
Saturday September 8: The Politics of Praise. Are there better and worse ways of praising and criticizing our kids? Are there more effective ways? Guests: Dr. Leena Atul Khanzode and speech and language pathologist Namita Maunder. Listen here.
Saturday September 1: Back to School. Just like the kids, we're back from a month long vacation. And learning to cope with sleep schedules and learning losses. Guests: Teacher Seema Ramanathan and sleep specialist Dr. Nitun Verma. Listen here.
Saturday July 28: Empty Nesters. Our life is so wrapped up in our kids. How do we cope after they've left for college? What is our relationship with our spouse once we don't have to talk about the kids? Guests: Dr. Leena Atul Khanzode and Malini Patel. Listen here.
Saturday July 21: Other Tongue: Why is learning a second language important? What are the challenges in teaching our children our mother tongue without having the media or social structure to support that process. Guests: Madhu Aggarwal of the Madhu Bhasha Kendra and Manoj Empranthiri of the Kerala Club Listen here.
Saturday July 14: Repeat of exclusive interviews with the three talented students of the ICC Table tennis Program who have made it to the Olympics in July 2012. Also, talking to super coach Rajul Sheth. Listen here.
Saturday July 7: Parents and Partners: How to navigate the roads of parenting our children while remaining a couple with different opinions, sensitivities and way of parenting. What children need from the parental couple, and what the couple needs while keeping the each individual in mind. Guest: Dolat Bolandi. Listen here.
Saturday June 30: Letting Go: This the last week of College Month on Parent Talk. This week we talked about about teaching our kids to be independent and financially responsible before they go to college. Guests: Neepa Shah; Ravi Dev, Sushma Trivedi. Listen here.
Saturday June 23: Freshman year can be a very stressful time for college students. What are the sources of stress? What coping strategies can we teach? Guests: Therapist Sushma Trivedi and college student Nisha Marathe. Listen here.
Saturday June 16: Talking to nutritionist Vijaya Parameswaran Deo and college students Saad Jafri and Arvind Srinivasan about eating healthy at college. Listen here.
Saturday June 9: I talked to Sandhya Balakrishnan and Tiffany Lu of flex Prep about college admissions. Listen here.
Saturday June 2: Career Coaching: Talking to career coach Louise Goeckel and aptitude consultant Kishma Patnaik about helping kids choose the right paths for their futures. Beginning College Month on Parent Talk. Listen here.
Saturday May 26: Post Partum Depression: Babies are supposed to make us happy. So why are so many new moms depressed? Can dads have post-partum depression too? How prevalent is it in the Indian community? I talked to Dr. Nirmaljit Dhami and therapist Geetha Narayanan about the phenomenon. Listen here.
Saturday May 19: Mindful Parenting: Can we parent without using the carrot and stick approach? Mindful parenting is all about respecting the views, emotions, and thoughts of your child. Guests: Gayathri Narayanan and Bob Niederman. Listen here.
Saturday May 12: Exclusive interviews with the three talented students of the ICC Table tennis Program who have made it to the Olympics this summer. Also, talking to super coach Rajul Sheth. Listen here.
Saturday, May 5: Talk, Talk: May is better speech and hearing month. Speech and language issues can be addressed really early to give your child the best advantage going forward. What are the typical speech and language issues? How and where do we get help? What can parents do to help their child? Guest: Speech and language therapist Namita Maunder. Listen here.
Saturday, April 28: Money Matters II: How do we get our kids to understand the value of money and be responsible about managing money? Talking to Sudhir Kulkarni, advisor to guluck.com and Neepa Shah, financial consultant. Listen here.
Saturday, April 21: The Science of Sleep: How much sleep is the right amount? How can we help kids with sleep issues? Is napping during the day good? These questions and more answered by sleep expert Nitun Verma. Listen here.
Saturday, April 14: Parenting Kids With Special Needs: Parenting is never easy, but being the parent of a child with special needs presents unique and tough challenges. We talked to two such parents about their experiences. Guests: Shriya Shah and Nandini Minocha. Listen here.
Saturday April 7: Fast Food: Quick, easy, and nutritious dinner ideas for the busy mom or dad on the go. Guests: Sanjog Sikand of Sukhi's Foods and nutritionist Vijaya Parmeswaran.