The Changing Child In The Changing World - January 27, 2011 - Thursday

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January 27, 2011
Thursday

The Changing Child In The Changing World - UPDATED!

Segment A:
A tired child is a cranky child.  It's nothing new to parents, but some scientists say they're finding children with chronic sleep problems have a raised risk of developing a mental illness later in life.  "The brains of children are far more plastic and amenable to change," says Dr. Candice Alfano, assistant professor of psychology and pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Alfano is also the director of the center's Child and Adolescent Anxiety Program and she will join us to talk about recent studies and programs at the center and the importance of a good night's sleep for your child.

Links:
Child Anxiety Disorders: A Guide to Research and Treatment, 2nd Edition -
http://www.routledgementalhealth.com/child-anxiety-disorders-9780415873734

http://childrensnational.org
Dr. Candice Alfanfo - Children's National Medical Center

The Child and Adolescent Anxiety Program (CAAP) at Children’s National Medical Center

Segment B:
In bestselling author Po Bronson's new book, "NurtureShock," the central premise is that many of modern society’s strategies for nurturing children are backfiring because key twists in the science of it have been overlooked.  The book covers a variety of counterintuitive topics, and relates to all stages of childhood, from toddlers to teens.  During this half-hour, we'll talk with Po Bronson about his new book and take your calls at 440-2665 or 1-800-940-2240.

Links:
www.pobronson.com
www.nurtureshock.com

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