Join Sean Sanders as he interviews top researchers whose work helps us understand how we can best support children and adolescents so that they can thrive and reach their full potential.
Dante Cicchetti on overcoming adversity
Why are some children able to thrive following adversity, while others are not? What interventions could help children build resilience? How vital is the formation of secure attachments with primary caregivers?
Listen in as Sean finds out the answers to these questions and more with today’s guest, Dante Cicchetti.
What makes us human? With Michael Tomasello
When do young children begin to cooperate and show signs of fairness? How does a shared experience influence a child’s behaviour towards an adult? Why has our tendency towards cooperation not kept up with the development of our social society?
Listen in as Sean finds out the answers to these questions and more with today’s guest, Michael Tomasello.
Could studying children teach us about ageing?
What can studying children and adolescents teach us about ageing? Is there a connection between mental health in young people and physical health in later life? What changes could we encourage in our children’s lives to reduce the chance of future mental and physical illness, as well as improve their wellbeing?
Listen in as Sean talks to husband-and-wife research team, Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi about these questions and more.
Laurence Steinberg on risk-taking in adolescents
How do the brains of adolescents differ from those of younger children and adults? Does risk-taking behaviour in adolescents differ between boys and girls? How can parents and educators help adolescents understand their brains, the changes they are going through and how they can make better decisions? Sean Sanders finds out the answers to these questions and more with today’s guest, Laurence Steinberg.
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