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“Families with Special Needs Kids” Sunday October 17, 1:30PM PST– LATalkLive

This week’s Guest: Tamar Colen, LCSW 

Being a parent under the best of circumstances is challenging. Parenting is filled with highs and lows and brings challenges to the relationship between parents. When you have a child or children with special needs, the challenges multiply. Please join me and my guest, Tamar Colen, LCSW as we discuss the journey that families travel from the time of diagnosis to acceptance. We will be exploring the different ways individuals, couples, siblings and extended family members react, adapt, manage, and celebrate life as they know it. You will learn what gifts are available to those that travel these waters and what can help you stay afloat during the difficult times.

If you or someone you know have any family members with special needs, tune in and join the conversation! 

About Tamar: Tamar Colen is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults who are struggling to overcome a difficult crisis.  As a therapist and a parent she understands the underlying dynamics that affect a family when a child is diagnosed with ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression or any other special need.  Parents can feel overwhelmed, sad, angry, and often have a hard time knowing how to help their children.  Tamar Colen has worked with parents, siblings and the child to help them cope with the realties, learn how to manage the challenges, find strength in their relationships, and have hope and awareness of the gifts in the process. 

Tamar Colen has been treating clients in private practice for over fifteen years.  She has been married for 22 years and is the parent of three children.  Her youngest daughter was diagnosed with Autism over 10 years ago.

To learn more about Tamar and her services, please visit www.TamarColen.com or call 310-643-7331.

If you want more information on resources available to support you and your family, please visit:

Lafeat.org - Los Angeles families for effective autism treatment

Tacanow.org. -  Talk about curing autism


“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


"Divorce - Creating a Collaborative Process" Sunday July 21, 1:30PM PST - LATalkLive

This week’s guests: Michelle Daneshrad, Certified Family Law Specialist & Founder of San Fernando Valley Collaborative Professionals, Steven Garelick, Certified Public Accountant- SFVCP, James Walton, Mental Health Specialist- SFVCP

Ending a marriage is a very painful process. There are many feelings to process, decisions to be made, and lives to separate. While divorce is never fun, it does not have to turn into a "War of the Roses." Join me and a team of collaborative divorce professionals as we explore how to divorce with dignity, cooperation, and integrity. There really is a way to get through the process without excess amounts of anxiety, fear, rage, and injury. You deserve it, your kids deserve it, and the people you love deserve it.

About Michelle: Michelle Daneshrad, Esq. is the founder of San Fernando Valley Collaborative Professionals, an association of 19 highly qualified collaborative professionals consisting of attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial experts.  As a collaborative attorney, mediator, consultant, and a trainer, Michelle is dedicated to a new and profound understanding among attorneys, Judges, mental health professionals, financial experts and the public of the benefits of the Collaborative process.  She supports and pioneers training programs offering different tools and practices for an ever-increasing effectiveness of the Collaborative process.

About Steven:  STEVEN B. GARELICK, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA Mediation and Collaboration -  Steven has an ongoing commitment to the legal community serving as a pro bono court mediator at downtown Los Angeles Central District for the Los Angeles Superior Court Family Law CPA Mediation Program, and has been a guest speaker for the Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section, several study groups on family law matters, the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. 

For over 25 years he has worked collectively and cooperatively with fellow mediators, collaborators and litigation attorneys in areas of dissolution of marriage proceedings and calculation of economic damages relating to civil actions. He has been called to testify many times as an expert witness in the Superior Court of the State of California, offering expert testimony regarding income available for support, business valuation, marital standard of living analysis, tracing, reimbursements and other financial matters including investigating accounting, employee dishonesty/embezzlement calculations and inventory loss analysis. 

About James: James E. Walton, Ph.D. is a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been in private practice since 1994. Dr. Walton specializes in helping divorcing couples process their break up in a constructive and empowering way saving them money, heartache and time as a dispute coach with SFVCP.

James works closely with all team members and provides support for divorcing individuals and couples with the tools and techniques to better manage the emotional agenda that often results during the trauma of divorce. He helps to guide the parties in helping their children cope with and heal the pain they experience during a divorce. He guides couples in how to speak to their children about the divorce, when to tell them, and what they should be told.

For more information on the San Fernando Valley Collaborative Professionals, please visit www.SFVPC.com


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.