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What Do We Tell Our Children?

Screen Shot 2014-05-25 at 8.44.47 PMSadly and oh so predictably, yet another senseless attack on our right to civilization happened at Isla Vista, California, last Friday night. The televised statement from the father of Christopher Martinez the distraught parent of one of the victims is unbearable to watch, not only because of witnessing the agony this man is suffering, but also because of the unequivocal truth he speaks. Once again so many questions must be addressed. How can this happen? What should or could we have done t prevent it? The pundits and talking heads on TV will no doubt go on ad infinitum. Yet, most importantly, what do we tell our children about such a tragedy? How do we talk to the about such a wretched event? To help us, we have asked Dr. Dan Peters to join us once again at Life Elsewhere. Dr. Dan Peters is the author of “From Worrier to Worrier – A Guid To Conquering Your Fears” and also Make Your Worrier a Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Child’s Fears. We will ask Dr. Peters, What do we tell our children about tragedy’s like this? With easy  access to Youtube, kids are bombarded with images and “thoughts” like the alleged killer’s posts?” and “Are the professionals, the psychologists, psychiatrists and general practitioners now more subject to public scrutiny?”

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The Professor & The Doctor

Stephen ShoreThe latest edition of Life Elsewhere features two authors who have written books based on their personal experiences. First we talk with Professor Stephen Shore who was diagnosed with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. His book Beyond The Wall vividly documents his life from infancy to present day. Non-verbal till the age of four, Stephen was viewed as “too sick” to be treated on an outpatient basis. Ignoring the professionals’ call for separating their son from his home, Stephen’s parents did what they thought was “right”. In the interview with Norman B, he talks candidly about this and other aspects of “being different”.

Dr. Dan PetersIn the second half of the program Norman B talks with Dr. Dan Peters about the Worrier Monster and how to conquer him. Dan Peters like many people worried and decided to set about dealing with the problem to help himself and in turn, help others. He wrote two books, From Worrier to Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Fears and Make Your Worrier a Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Child’s Fears. In the interview, Norman B asks Dr. Dan, What is worry? Why do we worry? Is worrying hereditary? and Who worries more, women or men?

Also in the program, this week’s Hit That Never Was featuring Nova Scotia native Jenn Grant with DreamerSend your selection to: hithatneverwas@lifeelsewhere.co

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