Lynda Young, national award-winning author, nationwide speaker, cofounder of Kindred Spirits International, whose ministries include children's hospitals, and the Amani ya Juu, refugee women's mission in Kenya, returns to Writers' Voices for a very special conversation. Her new book, "Hope for Families of Children on the Autistic Spectrum", is a helpful book at a time when 730,000 children in the United States between the ages of 0-21 have Autism Spectrum Disorder. The book provides needed information, guidance, and encouragement for the entire family. Lynda discusses everything from doctor and dental visits to play times with friends.
Growing up in today's culture, kids are forced to learn to handle situations their parents never had to face growing up. Technology, social media and the internet, especially present unique challenges for today's American middle schoolers.
Co-authors, Dr. Brenda Hunter and Kristen Blair, tackle difficult topics, such as media, experimentation with sex, alcohol, and prescription drugs, cyber-bullying, self-destructive behavior, and more, with honest and courage in their book "From Santa To Sexting: Helping Your Child Safely Navigate Middle School and Shape the Choices that Last a Lifetime".
Their book features interviews with experts, parents, and the kids themselves, providing concerned parents with a useful guide in navigating this critical time in their children's lives.
This week Writers' Voices will feature a fascinating conversation with author and child educational psychologist, Dr. Charlotte Reznick. Dr. Reznick is the author of "The Power of Your Child's Imagination: How to Transform Stress and Anxiety into Joy and Success," an L.A. Times bestselling book, published by Perigee/Penguin. She will be sharing insight into her imagery techniques that she has developed that allows children to harness the power of their imagination to help them deal with many of childhood problems. Her techniques have helped children boost self-esteem and confidence, overcome fears, deal with insomnia and bedwetting, ease headaches and stomache aches, and soothe anger, frustration and loss. Dr. Reznick has been helping children, adolescents, and parents for over 20 years. She has been featured on national television and published in newspapers and professional journals.