Season One

December 2, 2010 Broadcast

Guest Deb Pedrick, Founder of for children and TS Wiley, author of Lights Out!

Topics Covered Healthy sleep habits for children; Consistent sleeping place; Soothing bedtime routine; Timing of sleep; Biological sleep rhythms; Ages and stages of sleep; Evolution and birth; Day and night confusion; Why babies should go to sleep awake; 9-plus hours of sleep per night for adults; Best season for reproduction; Carbohydrates for girls; Proteins for boys; Ovulation

“Who Sez That?!?” Cutting doctor; and you’re too thin!

November 25, 2010 Broadcast

Guest The Thanksgiving Special with Scott R. Davis, a Fairfield County resident who has met and beaten the challenges of his disability, Arrested Hydrocephalus.

Topics Covered Children’s missions; Operation Christmas Child; Teaching children to be charitable, generous and giving; Packing 1,000 gift boxes by children for children; Turkey donations; Surprise thanks from Phillip; Thanksgiving in shelters; Reaching out to others; Operation Smile; Running donation’s box; “Welcome to Holland” letter; How a disability affects the family unit; Arrested Hydrocephalus; Transition to mainstream school; Open classroom challenges; Bullying a disabled child; Positive role model; 4-hour commute to work; Handicaps and Scripture; Parents advocating for their children; Scott is my Bright Spot

“Who Sez That?!?” Can’t lift the turkey…or the ladder! A gift for the maid.

November 18, 2010 Broadcast

Guest Becky & Dave, Fairfield County parents of 3 talk about their parenting style and what makes their family work.

Topics Covered Dog bite and sick from the emergency room; Traveling with little kids; Marriage time; Resting dulcet tones; Aggressive TV cartoons; 100 books in Kindergarten; Young children feeling overwhelmed with homework; Family activities; Thankful parents; Great table manners; Busy work and family time; Procrastinating homework; Positive reinforcement; Parental influences; Learning parenting skills; Children’s learning styles; Balance work, kids and home life; Choking; CPR; Babysitting course; Baby powder; Baby gifts, all gifts; Time with special people; Discipline (note: comes up after “Who Sez That?!?”)

“Who Sez That?!?” Farting cars!

November 11, 2010 Broadcast

Guest Christina, a mom from Texas, Dr. Michelle Anthony, co-author of Little Girls Can Be Mean – 4 Steps to Bully-proof Girls in the Early Years, Aileen and Anya Clay, mom and daughter adopted from orphanage

Topics Covered 1st grade girl being bullied; Isolation, rejection, exclusion; Expressions of upset and anger; Mother reaches out to the teacher; Mother uses positive reinforcement methods; Survey results on bullying – why kids don’t tell teachers; Dr. Anthony’s 4-step process: observe, connect, guide, support to act; Push-pull friendships; Adopted orphan through hosting; The pink little monkey; Is the shed the house; Orphan siblings adopted; A real family unit; Changing the life of a child; Loving America; Adoption process; Paying it forward

“Who Sez That?!?” Living with all the hicks and sky-crapper!

November 4, 2010 Broadcast

Guest Jean Donlon, Chief Operating Officer of The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function at Beth Abraham Family of Health Services in New York City. Brian Meredith, Project Manager for the World Vision Experience and Shawn Saleme, the Production Specialist for the Experience – which will be hosted this March in Greenwich, CT.

Topics Covered Childcare and elder care combined; Integrated Communities; Intergenerational care; Centuries-old mind thought; Wisdom and good exchange with younger generation; Happy Timers Senior Citizen’s Group; Preschool and Daycare children; Socialization helps minimize illnesses; Anything is possible in the USA; Proximity is key – 1 campus; Technology stifling communication; Teens and young adults losing the art form of communication; Teens and Facebook imagery; Muted verbalization and expression; Elderly and technology; World Vision helps 100 million people in 100 countries; The Experience Exhibit is coming to Fairfield County; Every 16 seconds, a person dies from AIDS; Raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic; 11 million children in Africa have lost 1 or both parents to AIDS; Child-headed households; AIDS Statistics; The Experience is a moving, interactive exhibit; A day in the life of a child affected by AIDS; 200 volunteers needed to staff the exhibit; The Exhibit is March 26 – April 3, 2011 at Christ Church in Greenwich, CT

“Who Sez That?!?” Dessert? You’re so fat!

October 28, 2010 Broadcast

Guest Jennifer S. Wilkov, book consultant and best-selling author of Dating Your Money and Boys Before Business tells us the key to relationships and a great life, and author of Sex, Lies and Menopause, TS Wiley, discusses sex hormones, ovulation and infertility.

Topics Covered
Crohn’s disease, Dating Your Money, Boys Before Business, Key to relationships, Dream-team couple, Investment debacle, Pheromones, Genetic fitness, Immune system study, Dark chocolate, Ovulation, IVF, Estrogen, Pregnancy, Inner age and procreation, Birth, Sleep deprivation

“Who Sez That?!?” Yoga guy’s pick-up line – life’s a gas!

Bullying Broadcast

Guest Marji Lipshez-Shapiro, Associate Director of the Anti-Defamation League in CT, and the founder of “Names Can Really Hurt Us,” reaching more than 100,000 Connecticut students to date. Marji teaches us what we can do as parents to protect our kids!!

Topics Covered
The 4 roles people play in every bullying scenario; Target, Bully, Bystander, Ally; Bystanders – emotionally impacted; The “One-Step-Closer” method; Role-modeled Ally behavior; Determine your role when you were younger; Sibling bullying; It’s never too late to apologize and be forgiven; Prevailing view of verbal and emotional bullying by students; Policy changes and accountability; School-wide initiatives; What can we do to protect our children; Prevention and intervention; Parental trust and communication – effective listening skills; Parents’ role – problem-solving coach; Role play with your child; Strategies and positive solutions; Learning assertiveness – interpersonal skills; Teaching communication skills – interpersonal skills; Teaching children what their resources are – who to turn to; Learning resilience; Bullying – power, intent, repetition to hurt or humiliate; What do you do if your child is the bully; Empathy and compassion; Parents – need to set clear expectations, limits and consequences; Identify rewards for good behavior; Reasons why children are teased; “Relational Bullying”; Digital Immigrants versus Digital Natives; Cyber Bullying; Formspring – popular and vicious, victimization is 24/7; The Honesty Box; Admission Offices and employers – referencing Facebook

“Who Sez That?!?” “You look homely…” and plunger kid!

Financial Advice for Families Broadcast

Guest Doug Skalka, a principal of the firm Neubert, Pepe & Monteith with offices in New Haven, Fairfield and Shelton covered questions about family finances, what to do if you can’t pay your mortgage, and whether bankruptcy can help or hurt you.

Topics Covered
Homeowners struggling financially; Assets and liabilities; Negative equity; Foreclosure freeze; Jingle mail; Short sale; Bankruptcy; Launching a new business; Credit risks; Debt-settlement companies; Credit counseling services; Taxes; S-Corp, C-Corp, LLCs; Delaware’s clear and business-friendly corporate laws; Credit scores

“Who Sez That?!?” To the bride – “Can’t you find something more flattering!”

October 7, 2010 Broadcast

Guest Emily Colson, daughter of Chuck Colson, and author of Dancing with Max, the story of her challenges and blessings raising her autistic son, and the hope she offers families struggling with a similar situation.

Topics Covered

Marriage talk, How we met, Fate and signs, Bringing one to a higher plane, The Learning Curve, Stupid Man Move – shaker, Super Dad Move – princess cookie cutters, Interview, with Emily Colson, Dancing with Max, The “window” of healing, Coping with the diagnosis of an autistic child, Autism statistics, Pressures on families, “Go for Life!”
The hope and beauty in our lives, The Bright Spot – positive attitudes, Muscular Dystrophy, Chuck Colson – what Max taught Grandad, Stepping out of one’s comfort zone, Sacrificial and unconditional love, “Picture Talks” – Innovative communication system, Artwork therapy, Max teaches his mother visual communication, The “Tour Guide” – life through your child’s eyes, Life Purpose Statement

“Who Sez That?!?” “You Sew!”

September 30, 2010 Broadcast

Guests Pastor Joan heads a Marriage Course as she shares with us her experiences as a happily-married wife in a long-term marriage and what she believes is so important in a healthy, strong and loving marriage. Aileen Clay, the Volunteer Coordinator for the New England Division of New Horizons for Children hosting program.

Topics The Marriage Course, Taking stock in your marriage, Commitment, Resolving conflict, Power of forgiveness, INS, Marriage Time, Hosting & Adoption, New Horizons for Children

September 23, 2010 Broadcast

Guests Emily, a Fairfield County mom, and her teenage daughter, Hannah, in Virginia discuss their personal experience with severe personality changes after using the oral contraceptive Yaz.
Dr. Chris Renna, a celebrity doctor from Los Angeles, who specializes in brain function and hormones, and Dr. Julie Taguchi, a Santa Barbara oncologist and co-author of Sex, Lies and Menopause give us medical insight into why some women are so adversely affected by this prescription drug and others have little to no side effects.

Topics Birth control Yaz, prescription drugs, PMDD, PMS, anger, depression and severe teenage mood swings and personality changes.

Who Sez That?!?” The $80,000.00 couch and the disgusting fondue.


September 16, 2010 Broadcast

 Guests  Fairfield County-resident, Linda, and her mother, Ceil, from North Carolina just met 5 days ago for the 1st time after 44 years!!

 Topics  Mother and daughter reunite, adoption, birth mother search, adoption agencies, society in the ‘60s, the mother never had any more children, see more about the story and a video on the Home page of this blog site.

 “Who Sez That?!?” “I’ve invested a lot of time and money in you”

September 11, 2010 Broadcast

Guest  Lynn Blank, owner and instructor of Stroller Strides of Fairfield County, a Gold-Coast winning business owner and exercise expert discussing prenatal and postpartum fitness, neonatal intensive care unit, umbilical vein blot clots, the Borg Scale and much more.

Topics Covered  Remembering 9-11, School evacuation protocol, Stroller Strides, 1,200 class locations, Mom Network, Postpartum exercise for mothers, Fitness role models for your children, Childhood Obesity, Playgroups and socialization, Moms’ Lectures, Miscarriages, Maternal-fetal specialists, Preterm Labor, 12 days of contractions, 1.14 pound baby, Neonatal intensive care unit, Bradycardia symptoms, Umbilical vein blood clot, Clot testing, Recurrent miscarriage testing, Lovenox injections, Major surgery, Prenatal exercise myths, Borg RPE Scale, Chocolate – antioxidants and aphrodisiacs, Balancing work and baby

 Who Sez That?!? Fat ‘70s mom; Vaginal deliveries and school.


September 9th, 2010 Broadcast

Guests   Melissa LaPietra, an educator with a CDA – Child Development Associate Degree – and Certification in Pre-K and Kindergarten Special Education.  Mary Cashman –co-author of newly released children’s book Merrilee Mannerly and Her Magnificient Manners for girls 4 – 8, teaching core values: kindness, empathy, generosity and caring for other’s feelings.

Topics Covered   How we met story,  Sensory & Tactile learning,  Teen pregnancy, Premature baby, Domestic violence shelter – seeking one and eventually working at one, Seeking help and getting out, Daughter’s diary / sexually active 15-year-old, Using protection, Parental honesty, Happy marriages, Positive emotional attachments for students, Verbalizing children’s emotions, Teaching manners and core values to children, Flowers for your spouse and children, The Bright Spot – making the best out of difficult situations, The Brighter Spot – always being there for our children

“Who Sez That?!?”  Last season’s heel; Dumpster love!