Do What Matters Most features Dr. A. Lynn Scoresby—experienced psychologist, executive coach, business and education consultant, father, and grandfather—talking about how to recognize and then do what matters most so you can improve and have more fulfilling relationships. Topics range from marriage and parenting to ethics and character, stopping violence, and more.
Current Trends That Are Modern Mistakes E5: The Gathering Storm, Part 3
Many institutions that influence our children are being pressured to provide content that satisfies modern-day ideologies rather than what solid research shows is beneficial to children. We are also being faced with the idea that our traditional forms of individualism often run wild without any connection to the needs we have for nurture and support. The resulting emotional problems for our children are evidence that this is increasing. In addition, the evolution of internet programs provides new and more insidious opportunities to exert harmful influence on children. Learn how to prevent these potential negative effects on your children.
21st-Century Children E16: Family Factors to Avoid
There is a lot of evidence showing that the most effective parents tend to be those who understand positive methods of promoting children's growth and also know how to avoid negative conditions that might harm their progress. In this episode, Dr. Scoresby identifies what research suggests are the most common parental and family behaviors that harm children so you can avoid them.
21st-Century Children E15: Using Your Culture and Your Family to Create Successful Children
In the modern world, there appears to be greater competition between the family and the environment as the places where children are best reared. 21st-century children need more help and more effective participation with their families. In this episode, learn how culture affects us and our children, and learn how to make your family have more influence.
Don't Let Your Career Hurt Your Kids E4: Making the Best Use of People Time, Part 2
It's important to help children be selective about who they trust. But children are actually more likely to make fewer mistakes in their judgements of others if they have a basic motivation to trust rather than mistrust. Teach your children to see the good things in the world, and then when you work with them, you can use the method that allows you as a parent to do the best thing for your children the first time—instead of adding to the problems when you don't use the correct tools.
Don't Let Your Career Hurt Your Kids E3: Making the Best Use of People Time, Part 1
While a certain amount of time is necessary for the task of rearing children, there are many things parents can do to make more effective use of their parent time. In this episode, learn about the warmth quotient, the solution orientation, and what it means to make contact with your children. Spend less time solving the problems that are created when you don't make the best use of your time.
21st-Century Children E14: Creating a Strong Identity
Our children are often faced with confusing messages about what kind of person to be. They can fail to establish a complete sense of identity, making them more vulnerable to external influence. Parents of 21st-century children need greater skill in helping children form a strong sense of identity. This episode introduces definitions of identity, characteristics of complete and incomplete identities, and steps parents can take to help children grow into a positive and healthy identity.
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I love hearing Dr. Scoresby’s experience and practical wisdom in this podcast. He knows what he’s talking about because he’s seen it all. It’s nice that there’s stuff for parents, educators, and individuals. We can all benefit. I can’t wait for more.