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Entries in Family (4)

Wednesday
Oct092013

“The Early Years: Building Relationship Skills in Early Childhood” - Sunday October 13, 1:30PM PST - LATalkLive

Today's Guest: Anita de la Puente, MA, Early Childhood Development Expert, Director of The Growing Place Child Development Center

Building relationships begins at birth. We come into this world as social beings and start learning how to navigate the world of relationships the minute we come out of the womb.  The world of relationships begins to expand exponentially once a child reaches the age of 3 or 4. This is the time that children learn how to build connections, resolve conflict, get their needs met, and become members of a larger social group. Join me and my guest Anita de la Puente as we explore how young children naturally build relationships and how you can help your young ones develop the skills needed to create successful relationships throughout their lifetime.  This topic is so important and one you won't want to miss. Remember, there is always something new to learn about yourself and others around you.

See you Sunday! 

About Anita:  Anita de la Puente is a Director at The Growing Place Child Development Center in Santa Monica where she has worked for almost 18 years.  Anita has her M. A. in Early Childhood Education and B.A. in Child & Adolescent Development. She is a member of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) as well as (ACEI) Association for Childhood Education International. Anita has visited many early childhood centers and attended study group tours of high quality early childhood programs in California, New Mexico, Oregon, Illinois and Italy. Prior to her work at The Growing Place, Anita owned and operated her own childcare program in her home for 6 years while raising her two children.

Anita believes that all children are competent and capable in their own right and should be respected as any other human is respected. The role of adults in children’s lives is to introduce them to the world by exposing them to age appropriate learning environments where they can make meaning out of different experiences and become strong and thoughtful individuals in the process. Anita wishes for all children to have the opportunity to become deep thinkers by experiencing these thought provoking environments rather than by practicing skills to the test. For example, instead of teaching preschoolers to recite the ABC’s,  Anita would support children in learning the alphabet by beginning with something more personal and familiar to them such as the letters in their  own names and then those names in their families. Every young child is motivated to learn through what she knows about her relationships around her because they are meaningful. 

With regard to discipline and young children, Anita follows the idea that when adults treat children with the expectation that children have a role in the home or school, children are happy to be in that role even as early as 2-1/2!   At this age, children naturally want to be independent and they want to contribute. The other part of that idea is that they need to know that there is a plan. That is, when things are broken down into simple steps, they can comprehend, anticipate and know that something is coming. When this happens, they are much more likely to comply to an adult request. They will also learn to become great problem solvers and creative thinkers!

Together with these ideas and her experience, Anita is currently working on raising awareness for parents about the stages of early childhood and how to maximize their relationship with their child as well as maximize their child’s significant early childhood development for a becoming a lifelong learner and a passionate, caring and successful human being. 

To contact Anita, please go to Email:  Anita@growingplace.com   Website:  www.growingplace.com

Wednesday
Sep252013

“Parenting Teens: Challenges, Trials and Triumphs” - Sunday September 29, 1:30PM PST - LATalkLive

This week's guest: John Webber, MA

Adolescence is all about individuation and separation from parents. It's a tricky time. It's important to balance all the needs that your teens has—you need to set limits and reinforce boundaries while allowing your teen to make choices and learn from his mistakes. You need to keep your teen safe while supporting her independence and mastery of life skills. And, you need to do all this while dealing with a child that rolls her eyes when you say something wise, pushes the boundaries on a regular basis, does stupid things from time to time, and rejects you every time you suggest you go out and see a movie together on a Saturday night.

Join me and my guest John Webber, MA as we discuss the challenges, trials and triumphs that come with the unique relationship that exist between parents and adolescents. We both bring professional and personal experience and would love to have you join the conversation.  Whether you are a parent of a teen, a teen yourself, or remember your own rite of passage, we want to hear from you! 

All perspectives count. There are wonderful things about parenting teens and there are many challenges. This is an exciting, scary, and difficult time for children as they make the transition from child to adult. We can learn all learn from each other. So let's get started.

See you Sunday!

About John: John Webber is a Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Intern, who has worked a psychotherapist, television producer, news editor and college professor.

Although he had an early interest in medicine and psychology, he started his career in television news and documentaries as a cameraman and editor. He went on to hold several positions in film and television production, including management of news and studio operations, and as a lecturer on media, film and television production, and advertising. In 2006, his documentary, focused on therapy for autistic children, was nominated for an Emmy Award.

In 2008 John realized he still had a desire to work as a therapist and entered a graduate program in counseling psychology. As a post graduate he continued a nearly 4-year training internship at The Jewish Family and Children’s Service in Long Beach In 20012 he began working in a private practice in Hermosa Beach, CA under the supervision of Dr. Ron Glick.

Currently John is building his private practice and counsels individual adults, adolescents, children, couples and families. His integrative approach uses aspects of psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and existential therapies. He enjoys counseling adolescents and their parents through the challenges that these relationships endure. He finds it rewarding to help families and individuals grow through life transitions in a positive way.

John and his wife of 21 years are raising three teens of their own. He shares that he finds this as challenging as any parent; but is able to use his experiences to better understand and help parents and teen-agers improve their relationships.

John holds a master’s of science degree in marital and family therapy, a bachelor’s degree in communications and is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. In the community he has served as an assistant scoutmaster, baseball and softball coach, a PTA legislative chairman and as a member of the citizen’s advisory board for The Pediatric Therapy Network.

For more information:  www.therapywirks.weebly.com

Wednesday
Jun122013

A Day to Celebrate Fathers! Sunday, June 16 - 1:30PM PST - LATalkLive

 

This week's guest: Surprise Dads!

Join me as we celebrate Father's Day and explore just how important fathers are in the development of our children and the stability of our society.  It's your turn Dads!  Call in LIVE at 323-247-7443 or write your comments and questions on www.facebook.com/JulieOrlov and share all your experiences that go with being a father, having a father, or missing a father.  My guests will be some surprise dads and those that love them.

Wednesday
May082013

“Celebrating Mother’s Day – Family Style!” Sunday May 12 1:30PM PST – LATalkLive

This week’s guests: Carole Franklin, Mother, Nicole Orlov, Daughter, and Tanya Orlov, Daughter

Come celebrate Mother’s Day with me and my family as we talk openly about how motherhood has changed (or not) over the generations and how daughters anticipate their own future roles as mothers. We’ll also dive into to world of Mother-Daughter relationships as I so bravely open up the topic with my own mom and daughters. It should be an interesting hour of conversation and I welcome you to join me in celebrating and honoring all mothers on this special Sunday edition of Pathways to Love.

As always, please join in the conversation by calling in LIVE at 323-247-7443 or Skype LATalkLive or send me your comments and questions via Facebook at www.facebook.com/JulieOrlov.

For more information on how you can create strong and intimate relationships in every area of your life, visit www.JulieOrlov.com.