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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.
 
Wednesday, September 01, 2010Raising Secure, Assertive Kids in a Tough World Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Today's children are more worried and fearful than children of previous generations, and well-intended parents are raising some of the culture's wimpiest kids, unintentionally making them targets for bullies. Paul Coughlin, author of �No More Jellyfish, Chickens, or Wimps (Bethany House, ISBN # 0-7642-0242-1), explains the pitfalls of over-protecting our children, and supplies parents with the know-how for raising children who are confident, compassionate and assertive.
 
Tags: parenting, parents, kids Categories: Mid-Mornings
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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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.
 
Tags: children, health, kids, nutrition Categories: Mid-Mornings
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.
 
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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Thursday, September 24, 2009Connect With Your Grandkids Host(s): Char Binkley
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Grandparenting is one of the greatest joys in life! Cheri Fuller is living proof of that. She has six grandkids that light up her life. Join Cheri and Char during Thursday's Mid-Morning as Cheri gives her tried and true ideas for connecting with your grandkids to foster a special bond no matter how near or far away they live. Whether it's text messaging, grand sleepovers or another one of Cheri's brilliant ideas, you too can learn how to "Connect With Your Grandkids" (Tyndale, ISBN# 978-1589975361).
 
Friday, August 14, 2009From 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 Mid-Moring 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.
 
Friday, July 24, 2009Parenting in Today's Culture Host(s): Char Binkley
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A statement you'll almost never hear is, "Wow! Parenting is a piece of cake." Actually today's parents often feel that parenting is more difficult now than ever before. So what's a parent to do? Dr. Greg Sowles, Becca Berghorn and Jennifer Mertz believe that you can meet the challenge. Join Char, Friday on Mid-Morning, to get your questions answered and your hope restored for being a competent parent amid today's cultural influences on your child or teen.
 
Wednesday, July 08, 2009Spots & Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley

Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life ministry is expanding to a whole new level with a multimedia platform built on the theme, "Your Life Matters" in their fresh off the press magazine, "Purpose Driven Connection". Learn all about it during July's edition of Spots and Spotlights on Mid-Morning with Char Binkley. Plus get details about the Men's Super Jam Outdoor Concert from Scott Cummings and gear up to send your kids off to college as Toni Patrick shares "101 Things To Do with Ramen Noodles" (Gibbs Smith, ISBN# 978-1-58685-735-6) and Daphne Oz gives the secret to a successful "Dorm Room Diet" (New Market, ISBN# 1557046859).
 
Thursday, July 02, 2009Love Made the Difference! Host(s): Char Binkley

Years ago, Char interviewed Betty Smith, a mother who had adopted a house full of very special needs children. Now those children are adults. Join Char on Mid-Morning to hear the story of Betty's dedication to her children and the joy she has received from watching them mature into very capable adults. Expect to hear a heart warming story as Char talks with Betty and several of her adult children.
 
Thursday, May 28, 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 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.
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2009Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Lynne Ford

It began with apple butter and grew into a successful family business that produces natural fruit butters, preserves, and jellies without corn syrups or preservatives. Dillman Farm's Cary Dillman tells the company's tasty story on May's "Spots and Spotlights." Michele Zavatsky shares kid-tested places to visit along I-75 from Michigan to Florida. Zephora Haddon discusses her clever and useful idea for keeping kids safe. And Tim Arheit, owner of Honey Run Apiaries, explains the intriguing behavior of bees.
 
Friday, April 03, 2009America's Homeless Children Host(s): Char Binkley

It is hard to believe that the number of homeless children is growing in the United States - and even more difficult to grasp that the number is increasing right where we live. Imagine children living in cars in Fort Wayne and surrounding towns. Is there anything we can do about this problem? Find out as a panel of people deeply involved in the lives of homeless children joins Char during Friday's Mid-Morning.
 
Friday, March 20, 2009Thinking Cycles of Kids Host(s): Char Binkley

Do you ever wish you could get into the mind of your children and understand what exactly is going on? Doug Beutler can help you do just that. With over twenty years of experience working with youth, Doug has discovered the thinking cycles of kids, including lies they believe, how that affects their behavior, and how you as a parent can help your child break destructive thinking cycles. During Friday's encore Mid-Morning, learn how to understand what your child is thinking, communicate effectively with your child, and assist your child in establishing a new and healthy thinking cycle.
 
Monday, March 09, 2009Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford

Science appears to support intermittent fasting as a means of controlling your weight. But is it a good idea? Dr. Ann Kulze discusses the pros and cons during her monthly Mid-Morning visit. The nutrition expert also looks at the health benefits of cinnamon, weighs in on a recent study that revealed multivitamins don't improve health, and recommends calming foods for hyperactive kids. And, as always, the phone lines will be open for listeners' questions!
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009Spots & Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford, Jamie Bennett

The first five years of a child's life are crucial for brain development. On Wednesday's Spots and Spotlights Diane Shopell explains how everyday moments - like making a pizza or taking a bath - can become brain-boosting experiences for little ones. Looking for a website that offers ideas and support for working at home? Jill Hart has one and takes us on a tour of its many resources. And meet Kent Couch, the lawn-chair balloonist, who flew a lawn chair rigged with helium-filled balloons more than 200 miles. With a line-up like this, it's got to be a Spots and Spotlights Mid-Morning!
 
Thursday, January 22, 2009Parenting Your Complex Child Host(s): Char Binkley

Beside the usual parenting challenges, parents of disabled children face added obstacles that can tax the resolve and resources of even the strongest families. During Thursday's encore Mid-Morning, Peggy Lou Morgan, author of "Parenting Your Complex Child" (AMACOM, ISBN# 0814473164), and mother of a multiply disabled son, offers her expertise for obtaining dramatically better care for children with one or more serious disabilities.
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2009Home Sweet Homework Host(s): Lynne Ford

"I don't have any homework." "I studied but still failed the test." "I can never learn it-Never!" How often do you hear things like this from your child? Probably way too often. Fortunately, there's "Home Sweet Homework" (Adams Media, ISBN# 1-59869-231-0). Author and education professional Sharon Marshall Lockett offers tips for getting involved with your children's homework that will help them receive better grades, have a better attitude, and become more competent in their studies.
 
Monday, January 12, 2009Crash Proof 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? Crashproof them! Certified driving instructor - and parent of three teenagers - Timothy Smith explains how in "Crashproof Your Kids" (Fireside, ISBN# 0-7432-7711-2).
 
Monday, December 22, 2008Mommies-Come-Lately Host(s): Lynne Ford

Women who become moms in their mid-thirties and forties have unique needs and concerns-medical, emotional, and practical. Beth Vogt understands. She became a mom again at age forty-one. The author of "Baby Changes Everything" (Revell, ISBN # 0-8007-3067-4) shares her story and encouraging advice for other "mommies-come-lately" who chose, or were surprised, by their unexpected blessings.
 
Thursday, December 04, 2008Thinking Cycles of Kids Host(s): Char Binkley

Do you ever wish you could get into the mind of your children and understand what exactly is going on? Doug Beutler can help you do just that. With over twenty years of experience working with youth, Doug has discovered the thinking cycles of kids, including lies they believe, how that affects their behavior, and how you as a parent can help your child break destructive thinking cycles. Learn how to understand what your child is thinking, communicate effectively with your child, and assist your child in establishing a new and healthy thinking cycle.
 
Thursday, November 20, 2008Could It Be Autism? Host(s): Char Binkley

Is your child showing signs of autism? Are you at a loss as to your next steps? No doubt you need help navigating through this unfamiliar territory. Whatever your situation, a panel of experts and parents of autistic children, including Nancy Wiseman, author of Could It Be Autism (Broadway, ISBN# 978-0-7679-1973-9) and founder and president of First Signs, joins Char on Thursday's Mid-Morning to give you hope and assistance for helping your child experience the best outcomes in social, emotional, and behavioral development.
 
Thursday, November 06, 2008International Adoption Host(s): Char Binkley

In the last 15 years, intercountry adoptions have more than tripled with children being adopted into America from 50 countries. Thursday on Mid-Morning, Char is joined by author, Mardi Caldwell of the Lifetime Adoption Organization along with the Ruhls and Elers - two families who have adopted children from Columbia and Ethiopia. Tune in for great information and heartwarming stories.
 
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