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CHILDHOOD Matters

By Jackie Burrell
Friday, May 30th, 2008 at 6:05 am in Advice.

Radio (Photo by Ann- Kathrin Rehse, StockXchng)Are you a “Childhood Matters” fan? You should be! This local radio show is a treasure trove of great parenting advice from Rona Renner, RN, and her ever-revolving cast of experts. This Sunday, Rona and guest Susan Linn, author of “The Case for Make-Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World” and “Consuming Kids,” talk about ways to nurture creative play. Imaginative play in early childhood is linked, experts believe, to creativity, critical thinking and emotional regulation down the road. In this age of tech-y toys, TV and hyper commercialized toys, are we losing the power of make-believe? How do you put imagination back into your family’s life? Join the discussion at 9 a.m. on KISS-FM, 98.1, and 105.1 FM.

Then come back every Sunday morning for discussions of family travel and summer safety on June 8, the emotional needs of new fathers June 15, community violence on June 22 and helping preteens develop a healthy body image on the 29th.

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