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September 17, 2016

Strategies to Help Kids Thrive
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How do kids learn to behave and how to succeed in life? It’s not by what their parents say, but by the examples their parents set. A leading psychologist joins us with the story. Then, are you prepared to live to age 100 and beyond? We’ll have advice on how you can plan for a long life and a long retirement.
Episode Segments:
What Great Parents Do
Children don’t come with an owner’s manual, but many parents wish they did. Erica Reischer, PhD, psychologist, parent educator, and author of What Great Parents Do: 75 Simple Strategies for Raising Kids Who Thrive offered simple, action-oriented steps anyone can take to improve their parenting skills. She discussed the importance of empathy, how to distinguish between goals and methods, and why it’s helpful for parents to view their kids as little explorers and scientists.
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Living in the Age of Longevity
Many Americans have been raised on the traditional notion of a three-stage approach to life: education, followed by work and then retirement. However, Professor Andrew Scott co-author of The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity said this well-established pathway is already beginning to collapse: life expectancy is rising, pensions are vanishing, and increasing numbers of people are juggling multiple careers. He offered suggestions for how to better plan for a productive, longer life and retirement in today’s rapidly-evolving economy.
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Protecting Your Kids from Hearing Loss
An estimated 2 million students in the US play in middle- and high-school marching bands. Brian Fligor, Chief Audiology Officer at Lantos Technologies, Inc., former Director of Diagnostic Audiology and Children’s Hospital in Boston believes that parents should be concerned protecting their kids’ hearing when they are exposed to loud sounds for long periods. He talked about the warning signs of hearing damage and explained the ways to prevent it.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Erica Reischer
Erica Reischer, Ph.D. is a psychologist, author, speaker, and parent educator. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in Psychology / Human Development, and is an honors graduate of Princeton University.

A former consultant with McKinsey & Company, Dr. Reischer sits on the advisory board for Happy Healthy Kids and leads popular parenting classes at schools and organizations such as UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Habitot Children's Museum, and University of California.

Her writing about children and families appears in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Psychology Today, and The Atlantic. She is also the author of "What Great Parents Do: 75 Simple Strategies for Raising Kids Who Thrive" (Penguin Random House, August 2016).

Dr. Reischer's Blog

Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott is Professor of Economics at London Business School and a Fellow of All Souls, Oxford University and the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He has previously held posts at Harvard University, London School of Economics and Oxford University.

His research and advisory work focuses on the short and long run forces that affect governments and business. He has been an advisor to HM Treasury, Bank of England, the House of Commons, a Non Executive Director at the Financial Services Authority and Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Mauritius.

He has published widely in leading international academic journals and was Managing Editor of the Royal Economic Society’s The Economic Journal and Scientific Chair of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network. He has received prizes and research grants for his published work and is a sought after public speaker on future trends.

The 100 Year Life