The recording of yesterday's interview with experts, Dr. Marlene Caroselli, Dr. Andrew Adesman and Annie Fox. Click the play button below to listen from start to finish or download the individual 15 minutes interviews using the links below.
Dr. Marlene Caroselli, a former English teacher, who left the east-coast classroom to continue west-coast teaching at the university level with UCLA and National University as well as working with corporations like Lockheed-Martin, Northrop-Grumman and Magnavox.
Dr. Caroselli answers the following questions in her interview. Download the 15-minute interview in MP3 format.
- What can parents do to facilitate the back-to-school transition?
- How can students themselves get ready?
- Do you have any study tips for students?
- Can parents form teams with other parents to facilitate this transition?
- What are some life-long learning tips you would like to share, no matter what the age of the student?
Dr. Andrew Adesman is Chief of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics at Schneider Children’s Hospital in New Hyde Park, New York. Dr. Adesman is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Most recently, Dr. Adesman published his second book, BabyFacts: The Truth about Your Child’s Health from Newborn, which debunks more than 160 parenting myths; interested listeners can go to the book's website -- www.babyfacts.com -- and take one of several fun and informative "Myth or Fact?" quizzes.
Dr. Adesman answers the following questions in h interview. Download the 15-minute interview in MP3 format.
- What if anything should kids do over the summer from an academic standpoint to prepare for school?
- If a child with ADHD takes medication, what should be done to insure success when going back to school?
- Apart from the medication readiness, the academic endeavors, and the educational issues, what else do you recommend to help increase the chances of success?
- What about for children with ADHD going from grade school to middle school. Are there specific challenges?
- You mention the increased workload and organizational demands. Are there some advantages associated with the transition from grade school to middle school?
- If a child receives special education services or accommodations, what should they do before or with the start of school?
Author Annie Fox who is currently writing a series of books for middle schoolers called "Middle School Confidential". Past titles include "Too Stressed to Think?” and “The Teen Survival Guide to Dating and Relating" Through her public events for kids, tweens, teens, parents, and educators, Annie continues working toward her goal of empowering young people through increased self-awareness, emotional intelligence skills and stress-reduction strategies.
Annie answers the following questions in her interview. Download the 15-minute interview in MP3 format.
- Every school year is different, in what ways can kids and parents work together to access what worked about last year and how to make this year better?
- How will parents know if kids are having trouble socially when they may not be all that communicative?
- What are some ways parents can support shyer kids or kids who are at a new school this year?
- How can parents resist getting caught up in the pressure of packing their kids afterschool schedules even if their friends’ kids are schedule to the hilt?
- What role does home and family play in helping kids in school success?
The complete show recording for all three guests is available by clicking the play button below