Season Four

September 1, 2011 Broadcast
Guests Annie Burnside speaks about conscious parenting and her book Soul to Soul Parenting; Muneeza Ahmed joins us in the studio to discuss HypnoBirthing.

Topics Covered Hurricane Recovery Coverage; “I am not a pioneer;” Power finally back on – 1st thing we did – made popcorn; Water and supplies for hurricane, we bought dark chocolate graham crackers; School is delayed 7 days – we are thrilled to be with the kids for a bonus summer vaca week; Conscious parenting, being your authentic self and allowing your kids to be who they are; Went to Mom’s house for showers and dinners; Mission Bright Spot on the Let’s Talk Mom website; Our 6-year-old had her own flashlight, we had tea lights and found our Bright Spot; The parent needs to go down the path of self-exploration and the parent begins to live true; Living true – self-illumination of your “shadow self;” Factor yourself in as a parent, where do YOU sparkle, show your kids this; “This is not a hotel,” “Fill the dishwasher!” Gratitude has an actual state of being; Soul, emotional ladies and the analytical, engineering hubbies; Living parallel lives, like talking to myself; 185,000 residents still have no power, coverage continues; We had no technology, played board games with the kids; Hello?? I am a Mom, Phillip buys tons of water, feeling so special; Generator, Phillip’s “cheap,” have words and a cup of tea; HypnoBirthing – deeply relaxed through mind relaxation; This type of birthing for natural or also C-Section birthing; Phillip’s major surgery – using the power of his subconscious mind; Birth companions – the person who supports the mother through birth; Caller – Tony teaches hypnosis and supports HypnoBirthing; Bianca couldn’t be hypnotized, Phillip wants to hypnotize me quiet – what! Caller – Jeanette – 3 kids born stressful; 4th baby born with an orgasm through HypnoBirthing

August 25, 2011 Broadcast
Guests Pat Montgomery, nurse, author, grandmother of 14 discusses all the tools you need to be a great parent; Dian Griesel, chronologically 50, metabolically 18 talks about losing weight without traditional dieting and exercise. She’s the co-author of TurboCharged.

Topics Covered Beach and kites; If your baby cries, pick him/her up; The greatest asset in your relationship is pure love & instincts; Pick up your baby, they’ll cry less; You can’t spoil a child with love; You only spoil them by letting them misbehave or buy everything; “Dream adjustment;” Fairy princess girls; Conscious parenting; Your love multiplies with more children; Try to make everything equal; I used to babysit the mother-to-be; Make a good memory every day – I make photosheet memory albums; Turning back the clock; Forget everything you’ve ever read about traditional dieting; Know the difference between being hungry and being thirsty; “I need to exercise, we need to start;” Eat high-water foods, lean meats, dairy; You can live up to 40+ days without food but only a few days without water; Water is the most important 1st meal of the day, not with juice; Bianca’s fervently trying to get back to cranberry juice; Frozen banana – no/yes; Run like a gangly turkey; 8 simple TurboCharge tips

“Who Sez That?!?” A listener forgets his wallet and calls a buddy

August 18, 2011 Broadcast
Guests Adrian Picheny from the Lice Treatment Center talks about how his staff will meet your children off the bus from sleep-away camp to prevent lice from invading your home; Rosalind Sedacca reveals misconceptions in fairytale dating.

Topics Covered Dating Your Spouse post; Sharing our mics; Trembling bugs – lice; Have your children checked right off the busses from sleep-away camp; Resembles dandruff but nits don’t move;Butterflies changing; Nit-picker; Wearing hair in braids or a bun; Parents hugging and snuggling their kids often get lice, too; 888-Lice-Away;; Many schools in Fairfield County don’t have a proactive lice policy; Parents need to be advocates in the school to get; Fairytale dating – believing someone will sweep you off your feet; This is often unfair and good people may be discounted as partners; “He/she completes me;” Fix “you” before you get into the next relationship; It is not your partner’s job to complete you or make you happy; This sets you up for deep pain if you do; Some people’s charm cover up their faults;

“Who Sez That?!?” The mother-in-law who brings her own dishes & bedding; You’re very well preserved,” what!

August 11, 2011 Broadcast
Guests – Jane Fendelman, teacher, author, counselor who can stop ADD & ADHD in 3 to 5 sessions without drugs; Christie Crowder, blogger and social media consultant talks about preparing daughters for college emotionally, academically and socially.

Topics Covered Dating Your Spouse; Divorce – lack “Marriage Time” & don’t communicate; Radio seasons on the “Let’s Talk Mom” site; Time zones; Attention Deficit Disorder & Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder; Jane is known to cure it permanently in 3 – 5 sessions – FOR FREE; Free questionnaire on; Childhood disorders, 50-60% can be cleared up with questionnaire; Spinal surgery; Imbalances in your life or in the family; Be present with your child – most kids are hungry for that; The “Yes, after you…” – the answers to most of your problems; How can your child focus on computer games when you think their ADD/ADHD; Conscious parenting and helicopter parents; Creating emotional maturity – letting your children go through adversity; How is college peer pressure different from high school; 12 years of private schools – all regimented; Had to learn time management very quickly; I can stay up late! Preparing your daughters emotionally and socially for college; College kids should share the good and the bad with their parents; Former party dads with daughters going to school; Safety in numbers, be responsible for your friends; Pack your brain, travel safely, everyone knows where she is; Be aware when walking; Facebook and jobs

“Who Sez That?!?” Photoshopped version of the site; “You’re such a Picture**bleep!”

August 4, 2011 Broadcast
Guests – Rafe Esquith, world-renown teacher and father of 4 talks about raising awesome kids; Reid Mihalko, our recurrent sexpert and relationship guru discusses difficult conversations in relationships.

Topics Covered Rafe’s successful book Lighting Their Fire; “Othello has no life!” Nutcracker ballet; Real T;alk for Real Teachers due out in 2012; Raising kids with integrity in a tough world; The family is an enormous factor for success in school; 1st rule in parenting – we have to be the people you want your kids to be; Kids don’t mind a tough teacher but despise an unfair teacher; Successful way to teach economics in class with real skills; Titanic and secrets of the heart; Talking through difficult conversations to bring you closer; The 3 things couples avoid discussing – money, intimacy & their relationship; Hearing fails; Wane in brain chemistry after years – 9 out of 10 couples; Strategies for difficult conversations; Write it down, practice saying it out loud; Script available at

“Who Sez That?!?” $26,000 dental bill & the police

July 28, 2011 Broadcast
Guests – Bianca & Phillip discuss sentimental memorabilia & attachment to significant family items; Karin Moyer, a young woman talks candidly about finding her teen sister who committed suicide.

Topics Covered Daunting child and teen suicide statistics; Attachment to personal items in your life; Proud to wear our children’s homemade jewelry; Listeners and readers lookup archived shows for certain topics; Studio temperature and pamper button; Baby booties and favorite tee-shirt; Photographs in the dump; “I like the ‘you’ now;” Daisy dress in the header & dancing with Dad; Suicide statistics, looking for the signs, giving help to others; Karin Moyer finds her sister after suicide; She wants to help others; Karin’s sister had just been diagnosed with bipolar disorder; Karin never takes her family for granted ever; The 1st incident of unusual behavior started around 5-years-old; The younger daughter took the older role; The parents put their daughter into rehab programs to help; “Kate’s being oppositional;” Mental illness is so stigmatized people avoid talking about it; “Kate was a ‘Given’” – Karin only knew life with her sister

“Who Sez That?!?” No apple pie for you. What!

July 21, 2011 Broadcast
Guests – Ilene Dillon, family therapist for 40 years, discusses criticism and how to teach children to handle it; Ashley Merryman talks about how constantly saying “You’re smart” can backfire!..

Topics CoveredThe Let’s Talk Mom site plans to launch something special for everyone; Berries & Cream Web and blog site design company; Space shuttle – family member; People criticize because they hold a belief someone else isn’t listening to them; Boy scouts and trip to Mexico; 3 Techniques to help people deal with criticism; Acceptance – the criticized person agrees a bit; You think – “You think these clothes don’t match;” Prompting – “What is it about my clothes that bothers you?” Criticism really stings children because they had no experience with it before; The studio turns into a classroom; Flames on baseball cap; Saying “You’re smart” can backfire and cause kids to lose confidence; Changing vocabulary from “smart” to “good effort” can change lives; Saying “smart” can make kids feel they need to live up to that label; Be honest; Give children the chance to make mistakes; Bubble-wrapped kids surrounded by praise and trophies; Companies handing out gift cards; Kids hear so much empty praise that by 7 they don’t believe you anymore; Overpraised kids going to college have a hard time choosing a major; My stolen bicycle radio while roller skating

“Who Sez That?!?” Sophisticated woman uses inappropriate language with a mom

July 14, 2011 Broadcast
Guests – Pat Montgomery, nurse, radio show host, author & grandmother of 13 discusses teaching children personal responsibility; Betsy Brown Braun, author of You’re Not the Boss of Me! gives tips on how to bratproof your kids..

Topics CoveredEnglish dialects, Summer Gala, beach umbrellas and minivans; Parents are entrusted to raise adults; Parents need to teach children how to make good decisions; Let your kids make mistakes so they can learn from them; Self-esteem comes from struggle; Popular e-mail about growing up years ago, we all drank from the hose; Failure is okay, that’s how we learn, that’s how we grow; Excited about the Winnie-the-Pooh opening; Bratproofing kids; Teaching children to be self-reliant and respectful; Listen to your children, communicate, connect; Children can be bratty just to vie for your attention; At moment of disrespect, don’t give it an ounce of attention; Cultivate “the look;” “I will not be with someone who speaks to me with disrespect;” The trick is the “revisit;” Then ask what’s going on and communicate with your child in calm; Eliminates conflict against conflict; Mirror neurons – you see it, you do it; How should parents handle lying; “I need to hear the whole real story”

“Who Sez That?!?” Woman having babies to look fertile to keep husband home

July 7, 2011 Broadcast
Guests– Dr. Cindy Bess teaches about child development and the role of parents; Bianca & Phillip discuss renewing their vows and their European vacation.

Topics Covered Our son helps around the house with zeal…hummm; European vacation; Ford in England and snoring; Human Development: social, physical, cognitive, emotional, personality; Working with the teeny people, hug them, squoosh them, love them; Help your children understand the world, guide them, support them; Be their first and best teacher; 3 Types of Parenting: Authoritarian, Permissive, Authoritative; United front as parents but we communicate with our children; Listen to your children; talk to them, not at them; Renew our vows; “Let me correct you,” “My little nest of vipers…” Scotland and London; “Please go to sleep!” Star, rain, Newcastle, Trade Centers; Car booked for tomorrow; Beer, pubs, fish & chips; Roundabout, Passing Out Parade; Gas $10.00 per gallon; Carriage ride and farm, grinding wheat for the baby lambs; Teaser for next week

“Who Sez That?!?” Crawling baby and the toilet doorway

June 30, 2011 Broadcast
Guests – Bianca & Phillip discuss fate, friends and love. Dr. Bryan Post, founder of the Post Institute, talks about why kids lie and how to stop it.

Topics Covered Sliding Doors; How we met; Overdue baby to the radio show; Same place, same time; Made in Heaven; Fate – job close to brother; Mother’s phone shuts down in hospital; You are where you are supposed to be at any given time; Aida; Like we knew each other forever, the hug; Technology, making true time for your family; Blackberry birthday dinner; Technology – antsy teens at dinner; Why kids lie – state of stress and fear; Automatic fear receptors in brain spike; Starts around 4 or 5 years old; Negative feedback loop; Block of ice, thanks for telling the truth; Test stresses, fear-based society

“Who Sez That?!?” “Shut-in” mom; Bravo to all S-A-H Moms!

June 23, 2011 Broadcast
Guests – Ellen Swan, Director of Parenting in Action, discusses Mixed Messages Parents Give Children; Jim Nalley, co-founder of EmFinders EmSeeQ, wristband devices to locate missing elderly, Autistic children, all kids, etc.

Topics Covered“Does ‘No’ Mean ‘No’ or ‘Maybe?’” Set expectations before going into the store; Temperament versus personality; Personalities for radio versus television; Give your children the tools to deal with disappointment; Offer options; Cereal over the head; Negotiable and non-negotiable behaviors; Make sure your child feels empowered; Set the stage for success; Recognize and point out the good things children do; EmFinders EmSeeQ wristband device; 800,000 kids missing per year in the US; 2,200 missing children per day in the US; Often children with Autism are runners; Works for wives, too?? Parents would contact 911, police are connected to EmSeeQ; Some people wear the wristband 24/7 and can’t remove it; Works with the cellular network

“Who Sez That?!?” 9 Things Women Say to Men

June 16, 2011 Broadcast
Guests – A local high school student, Dan, talks about how a bullying incident in the locker room affected him and how he turned it into a positive; Ashley Merryman, co-author of NurtureShock, discusses sleep deprivation and teen rebellion, teen moodiness

Topics Covered Mission of the show helped changed the life of a local family; 3 football players victimize a player; Silence breeds guilt; Turning shock to action; Names Day program, Professor Bill Foster, an amazing facilitator; Marji Lipshez-Shapiro, founder of Names Day; Dan wants to take a form of the program to the collegiate level; This local student feels empowered to help others now; Bianca Tyler Mom Radio; Taking one step closer – recess example; Cyberbullying versus face-to-face encounter; Facebook is indexing a huge database of comments and more; People are not alone, speak up if you’ve been bullied, seek an ally; Kids’ brains are growing and they need much more sleep; Human Growth Hormone – children grow when they sleep; Wilton changed start of school, better scores, happier kids; Bookend kids on the bus schedule; Teens need more sleep – they need 9 and a quarter hours per night; Less than that for teens can double the level of clinical depression; Just 15 – 30 minutes more sleep can be life-changing, hear why; Time change is a prime example, preschoolers – perpetual jetlag; Ford Raptor (after “Who Sez That?!?”)

“Who Sez That?!?” Put weight on, you’re making us feel better; swimsuit; chocolate

June 9, 2011 Broadcast
Guests – Professor Bill Foster speaks about “What kids are really saying about bullying;” Dr. Shefali Tsabary discusses Conscious Parenting, what it is & if it’s for you.

Topics CoveredDr. Michelle Anthony, Parenting magazine, June 2011; Bullying is now 24 hours a day with technology; Names Day program – Names Can Really Hurt Us; More than 100,000 teens have gone through the Names Day program; Perpetrator, Target, Bystander, Advocate; What can parents do to help their children; Parent and teacher advocacy groups in schools; Thinking like a mosquito & the 6th degree black belt; A father calls in about his child being bullied and how he can get the word out; Depression, weight loss, crying at home; Bullying affects not only the child but the entire family; We are proponents of Conscious Parenting; Children should be allowed to live their “authentic” lives; Encouragement and unconditional love; “You must learn it faster,” we disagree; As parents, know where your boundaries lie; The child’s true and authentic voice; Offering opportunities for enrichment and growth; The parent needs to respond to each child’s temperament individually; Parents must evolve and transform; The baby shower card I love.

“Who Sez That?!?” The color of the house; Foreclosing on the bank.