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Thursday, October 21, 2010It Starts At Home Host(s): Char Binkley

Over the past several years church leaders have seen one report after another stating that over 50% of evangelical kids walk away from Christianity as adults. Believing the best strategy for turning the tide is to strengthen families, Steve Stroope, co-author of "It Starts At Home" (Moody, ISBN# 978-0-8024-5325-9) joins Char during Thursday's encore "Mid-Morning" to challenge us to restore our homes as the proving ground of meaningful success. Whether you are parents, grandparents, or church leaders, Steve Stroope offers a clear purpose and effective strategy for moving toward intentionality in the home for nurturing a lifelong faith in your children. Originally aired August 5, 2010.
 
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Monday, October 11, 2010A+ School Work Advice Host(s): Lynne Ford
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A new school year is underway. How is your child doing? If homework struggles, test anxiety, reading issues, or other problems have already surfaced, Sharon Lockett, author of "Home Sweet Homework" (Adams Media, IBN # 978-1598692310) and behavioral optometrist Dr. Carl Myers offer advice and practical steps for remedying your child's school work issue.
 
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Friday, September 03, 2010Connecting with Difficult and Resistant Children Host(s): Char Binkley
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Heather Forbes is coming to Fort Wayne on September 11th, but before she comes; Char wants to introduce her to you. Heather comes to help biological parents, foster parents and adoptive parents learn how to connect with difficult and resistant children - to understand fears that children have - to see why children with trauma histories are sensitive to stress. Don't miss Friday's "Mid-Morning" with Char and Heather Forbes to gain an understanding of your child and your responses to your child.
 
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Thursday, August 05, 2010It Starts at Home Host(s): Char Binkley

Over the past several years church leaders have seen one report after another stating that over 50% of evangelical kids walk away from Christianity as adults. Believing the best strategy for turning the tide is to strengthen families, Steve Stroope, co-author of "It Starts At Home" (Moody, ISBN# 978-0-8024-5325-9) joins Char during Thursday's "Mid-Morning" to challenge us to restore our homes as the proving ground of meaningful success. Whether you are parents, grandparents, or church leaders, Steve Stroope offers a clear purpose and effective strategy for moving toward intentionality in the home for nurturing a lifelong faith in your children.
 
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Friday, June 11, 2010Driving While Texting Host(s): Char Binkley
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Distractions are plentiful when you're behind the wheel, but few are proving to be more deadly than texting while driving. Studies have shown that texting takes a driver's focus away from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds - enough time to travel the length of a football field at 55 mph. A panel of guests, who have seen many tragedies first hand as a result of driving while texting, join Char during Friday's "Mid-Morning" to help us understand the severe consequences of picking up our phones when we're behind the wheel.
 
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Tuesday, May 04, 2010Raising Healthy Kids Host(s): Lynne Ford
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The news is dismal and discouraging. Today's kids are increasingly becoming afflicted with diseases that were previously confined mostly to adults. But a change in diet and a lifestyle of movement can reverse the trend. Personal fitness trainer Kerri Zurbuch, physical education teacher Sara Rymer, and Children and Nature Network's Fran Mainella explain what you can do to raise a healthy child.
 
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Friday, April 30, 2010Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children Host(s): Lynne Ford
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All parents want their children to grow up to be productive, responsible adults. But in spite of their parents' best efforts, some kids never successfully make the transition to independent-functioning adulthood. What then? Drawing from experiences with her adult son, Allison Bottke offers wise advice for "Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children" (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-2135-0) that include ending guilt-ridden enabling, and returning personal responsibility to an adult son or daughter during Friday's encore Mid-Morning. (originally aired March 2, 2009)
 
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Thursday, February 18, 2010Raising Fit Kids in a Fat World Host(s): Char Binkley

One out of five American children is severely overweight, and this trend shows no signs of slowing, prompting parents - just like you - to ask how can we protect our kids from obesity? On this encore "Mid-Morning," Dr. Joani Jack, co-author of "Raising Fit Kids in a Fat World" (Regal, ISBN# 0830745343), joins Char during to share practical, proven advice and tools, rather than a diet plan, to encourage behavioral changes in your kids so they can live fit lives to the fullest. Originally Aird March, 20, 2008.
 
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Friday, February 12, 2010From One Single Mother to Another Host(s): Char Binkley
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If you're looking for the encouragement and hope that a veteran single parent can offer, you'll find them during Friday's encore Mid-Morning as Sandra Aldrich, author of "From One Single Mother to Another" (Regal, ISBN# 0-8307-3687-5), joins Char to share practical advice for single parenting. Even dads will find support and useful pointers. Find out how homes can be healed and the single parenting road can be walked victoriously.
 
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Thursday, December 31, 2009Busting Parenting Myths Host(s): Char Binkley

Are your parenting expectations leaving you feeling unfulfilled and discouraged? Are you drowning in a sea of guilt and fear? As a mother of six, author Leslie Leyland Fields ("Parenting is Your Highest Calling: And 8 Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt", WaterBrook, ISBN# 978-1-4000-7420-4) knows firsthand the insecurities and questions that come with raising kids. Leslie joins Char Binkley during Thursday's encore Mid-Morning to debunk nine parenting myths. Gain a deeper understanding of how your relationship with God impacts your children directly as Leslie offers fresh insights and biblical truths to help release any mistaken assumptions lingering in your mind. Original airdate 5/28/2009
 
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Monday, December 07, 2009Pinocchio Parenting Host(s): Char Binkley
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While parents don't intend to lie to their children, they often do with statements like "It's the thought that counts" or "If it doesn't kill you, it will make you stronger." In Pinocchio Parenting (Howard Books, ISBN: 1-58229-572-7), the focus of Monday's encore Mid-Morning, Chuck Borsellino separates truth from fiction in the 21 things we regularly tell our kids. Originally aired October 6, 2006
 
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Friday, November 20, 2009Dupont Resource Center: Diabetes Host(s): Char Binkley
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Diabetes strikes 23.6 million adults and children in America resulting in an increase in heart disease, stroke, and problems with vision, kidney and nerve function. Friday's expert panel from Dupont Resource Center addresses your questions and shares preventative methods for keeping diabetes at bay. They also give tips on how to best care for yourself if you have already been diagnosed with diabetes so you can keep it from spiraling out of control and live a life full of health.
 
Tuesday, November 17, 2009WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Do you ever have trouble focusing on the negative at the expense of being thankful? On today's WisdomWorks Mid-Morning, Dr. Mitchell Kruse reveals what blocks our ability to be thankful and explains what makes it possible for us to live out the words of Paul to "Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
 
Tuesday, November 10, 2009The Power of Praying for Your Adult Child Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Are you watching your grown children step out into the world and wishing you could do more to support them while giving them the freedom they crave? You can! It doesn't matter how young or old they are, you can rest in the power of God working through your prayers. Stormie Omartian, author of The Power of Praying for Your Adult Child (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-2086-5), provides fresh direction on praying with the power of God's Word over your adult children and the issues of their lives, including career choices, relationships and emotional trials.
 
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Tuesday, November 03, 2009Conquering Chronic Fatigue Illnesses Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Fatigue syndromes like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and hypothyroidism rob millions of people of the energy to do and enjoy even the little things of life; and getting the proper diagnosis often proves elusive. Dr. Jonathan Forester unmasks the causes of the most prevalent fatigue illness, and explains the treatment options he's used to effectively help patients struggling with a debilitating fatigue condition.
 
Monday, November 02, 2009Your Teen's College Choice can Impact their Spiritual Future Host(s): Char Binkley
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What happens to a student's faith during the college years? Dr. Steve Henderson's extensive studies show that students' faith commitments often take a dramatic change for better or worse during college years because of the significant transitions taking place in their lives. Dr. Henderson shares the impact that a college environment can have on your son or daughter and why he believes that every penny spent on a Christian college education is worth avoiding the cost of the alternatives.
 
Monday, October 19, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Interior designer Leah Richardson's Interior Wisdom (Bright Sky Press, ISBN # 1-933979-30-4) contains gorgeous photographs for anyone desiring inspiring decor ideas, and thoughtful musings on designing a home and heart for the Lord. Meet Leah on October's "Author! Author!" that includes novelist Jamie Langston Turner (Sometimes a Light Surprises, Bethany House, ISBN # 0-7642-0387-9); Celeste Palermo (The Coffee Mom's Devotional, Regal, ISBN # 0-8307-4646-0); Dr. Paul Maier (The Real Story of Exodus, Concordia House, ISBN # 0-7586-1268-0); and Justin Taylor, editor of the award-winning ESV Study Bible (Crossway).
 
Thursday, October 15, 2009Crashproof Your Kids Host(s): Lynne Ford

The fact 58% of teen drivers are involved in a crash within a year of getting their license proves that teenagers need more than just the mechanics of how to drive a car to be smart and safe drivers. What's a parent to do? Learn how to crashproof them during Thursday's encore Mid-Morning! Certified driving instructor - and parent of three teenagers - Timothy Smith explains how in "Crashproof Your Kids" (Fireside, ISBN# 0-7432-7711-2).
 
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford, Jamie Bennett

Ever wish you could preview the books your child reads for things like sexual activity, mature subject matter, and profanity? On todays "Spots and Spotlights," you'll discover a website that does just that, helping you decide whether a particular book is right for your child. You'll also learn how to change the world one pin at a time with Designs by Lucinda. She went from being homeless to establishing a company with a conscience. And Jerry Dowding tells about his unique gifting of music including the designing and creating of flutes.
 
Tuesday, October 13, 2009Homework Help Host(s): Lynne Ford

Homework help is on the way! Education expert Sharon Lockett offers solutions to common homework problems and techniques for helping your child memorize information, drill for a spelling test, and improve reading comprehension. Dr. Carl Myers adds to the discussion explaining learning-related visual problems which can even affect children with 20/20 eyesight. Learn the signs that indicate a vision problem is behind your child's schoolwork struggles plus where to go to get help.
 
Monday, October 12, 2009Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford

Thinking of getting pregnant? There's important nutrition news you need to know before you conceive. Dr. Ann Kulze reveals the details during her monthly Mid-Morning visit. The nutrition expert also explains why eating late at night can pack on the pounds, why pairing certain foods result in supercharged health benefits, and why you should spike your tea with a little Vitamin C. Get the science-based answers to your nutrition questions from Dr. Ann Kulze!
 
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Thursday, October 08, 2009Dr. Patricia Raymond Host(s): Lynne Ford

Did you know the cause of bad breath may be in your stomach? Gastroenterologist Dr. Patricia Raymond explains the connection and addresses the common gut, colon, and bowel problems we're embarrassed to mention (Did someone say bloating and gas?). Whether your issue is acid reflux, persistent heartburn, or constipation, relief is a phone call (or e-mail) away.
 
Wednesday, October 07, 2009Books That Have Changed Your Life Host(s): Lynne Ford

In Mere Christians, Andrew Lazo explores the powerful influence of C.S. Lewis's writings on famous, and not-so-well-known, Christians. What books have rocked your faith world? Not books that you've simply liked; but books that have sparked a beginning or changed the course of your spiritual journey? Call in and share your story on Wednesday's open phone lines' Mid-Morning.
 
Monday, October 05, 2009Dr. David Hawkins Host(s): Lynne Ford

He's called "The Relationship Doctor" for a reason. Discover what makes Dr. David Hawkins such an effective relationship counselor on today's open phone lines' Mid-Morning. Whether it's a power struggle with your spouse, a boss with an explosive temper, or any other relationship struggle, Dr. Hawkins will unpack what's really going on, and explain your role in resolving the problem.
 
Thursday, October 01, 2009Youth For Christ Panel Host(s): Char Binkley

As a parent, it is a relief to know there are others cheering your children on and providing a solid foundation to help your kids make positive choices in their one and only life. Youth For Christ is an organization doing that and much more. If you need encouragement and restored hope for your teen, join Char and a panel of Youth For Christ leaders as they share how God is gripping teens and changing their lives through this ministry.
 
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