Were the "good old days" really so good? Was parenting easier back in the day or is that just an illusion? What about being a kid? Was it better then...or now? That's what I'm on a mission to find out in my new podcast, Parenting Then and Now. Join me on this strange trip, won't you?
PTAN #37 - When Life Comes At You Fast
When Marci Warhaft says she understands challenges, she's not kidding. The author of The Good Stripper tears off the mask of shame that she felt for so long and reveals the lessons she learned when life came at her fast.
How to Teach Your Kids to be Resilient
Dr. Deborah Gilboa - "Dr. G. - knows how to overcome challenges. In her practice as a family doctor, she treats physical ailments but also teaches both parents and children how to be resilient in the face of adversity. With COVID-19 on the minds of many, her practical advice and skills for families have made a world of difference.
PTAN #35 - To the Brink and Back
Growing up in an Italian-Canadian household, Maria Manna learned early how to be responsible and to persevere. Yet nothing could have prepared her for the painful parenting challenges that she experienced later on.
From the darkness to the light, Maria lived, loved and learned and now teaches others how to find the light in their own lives.
For more on Maria, visit her Wikipedia page.
Get Maria's music on Amazon here: Maria Manna - With Love
ESSAY: How the Internet Ruined Kids' Fun
Back in the day, anticipation was the name of the game. Kids had to wait - and that was a good thing.
Now, in the age of instant gratification, the waiting game is a distant memory.
ESSAY - I Wish it Were 1978 Just For One Day
There was a time when the day ended. Those times themselves ended with the advent of digital technology and 24/7 communication.
This essay recalls life before constant notifications and information overload were regular occurrences.
To read this essay online, go to I Wish it Were 1978 Just For One Day
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PTAN #34 - When Daughter Becomes Mother
Jann Arden had experienced much in her life, but nothing prepared her for the experience of becoming the primary caregiver for her elderly mother. As Alzheimer’s disease took hold, Arden did her best to deal with the changes to the mother-daughter relationship that she had cherished for so long. While her mom’s health declined, Jann realized that she had to shift gears: no longer was she the child; now she had become the parent.
In “Feeding My Mother,” her bestselling book, the award-winning singer, actor and broadcaster recounted her journey to acceptance of her role, and the inevitability that dementia presents to loved ones.
On this episode of the Parenting Then and Now Podcast, Jann reveals the lessons learned from her care-giving journey and how it changed her life forever.
Fantastic podcast! Great, kind host too!
Great topics. Fascinating guests.
I enjoy listening to the Parenting Then and Now podcast. The interviews are always insightful, humorous and thought provoking. Samantha asks intelligent questions and I always wind up having learned something new.
Parenting Then and Now
Listening to these podcasts, I always come away with a great feeling on connection as a parent, able to share in the experience with others. Samantha’s openness and warmth brings great chemistry to her discussions and I love her reflections on her childhood and how parenting has changed. Great discussions and advice!