A Moment for the Family

Dr. Mary Manz Simon, practical parenting specialist and bestselling author, joins host Gary Duncan to talk about the issues and challenges faced by families, parents and grandparents today.  

Show Time: Wednesday at 12:00-1:00 p.m. Central Time
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A Moment for the Family: Holiday Plans

Gary Duncan and Dr. Mary Manz Simon discuss the supply chain issues and how it may impact your holiday plans and gift giving.

A Moment for the Family: Social Intelligence

What is social intelligence? How does it fit into our human development? Join Dr. Mary Manz Simon and Gary Duncan as they talk about the benefits of high (EQ) emotional intelligence.

A Moment for the Family: Benefits of Recess and Play

Gary Duncan and Dr. Mary Manz Simon talk about the importance of recess for school kids. Play supports mental health and helps kids focus when they return to the classroom. Listen to hear more about the benefits of playing.

A Moment for the Family: Ed Tech

In this episode Gary Duncan and Dr. Mary Manz Simon discuss Ed Tech. What’s That? Listen and discover how technology continues to be used as we work and learn in a pandemic society. 

A Moment for the Family: Healthy Habits

How did eating and beverage drinking habits of children change during the pandemic lock down and remote learning? Are schools adapting now that students are back to in person learning? Listen to Dr. Mary Manz Simon and Gary Duncan on this episode to find out.

A Moment for the Family: Expecting Normalcy

Research released in just the past few days shows that parents expect a shift toward normalcy soon.  However, right now, they have high levels of anxiety about their children returning to in-person learning. Listen to Gary and Dr. Mary Manz Simon discuss ways to help our kids and us feel supported and safe.  We must be alert to mental health needs.  

A Moment for the Family: Prayers for Parents

Fears during the pandemic have made many of us wonder if we were doing a good enough job because there are so many things out of our control. Dr. Mary Manz Simon and Gary Duncan discuss this and focus on prayer for protecting our children.

A Moment for the Family: Back to School Anxiety and Hope

Dr. Mary Manz Simon and Gary Duncan discuss the anxiety that kids are feeling as they continue to return to the classroom this school year.

A Moment for the Family: Workcation

Hear Dr. Mary Manz Simon and Gary Duncan talk about how people enjoyed the extra flexibility in their schedule with working and school from home. Learn what the new term “Workcation” means.

A Moment for the Family: Unboxing Video Trend

What are unboxing videos on YouTube? What are the newest toys? And is it too early to talk Christmas? Hear Dr. Mary Manz Simon and Gary Duncan talk about these things in this episode.