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. Visit her website at marymanzsimon.com.

Show Time: Wednesday at 12:00-1:00 p.m. Central Time
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A Moment for the Family: Teens, Stress, and Sleep

Dr. Mary Manz Simon has a discussion with Gary Duncan about teenagers and how they are dealing with more stress than ever before

A Moment for the Family: When to Bend the Rules

Dr. Mary Manz Simon shares with Gary Duncan information how many families bend the rules during isolation in the course of the pandemic. Should the relaxation of the rules be brought back into balance? Listen to discover the right balance.

A Moment for the Family: Family Mental Health

Dr. Mary Manz Simon discusses with Gary Duncan information about what the American Academy of Pediatrics is calling a mental health crisis

A Moment for the Family: Learning Tips—Helping Kids with Math

Dr. Mary Manz Simon shares some helpful tips with Gary Duncan on ways to help kids with math. These timely tips may help kids who have lost some learning opportunities because of on-line learning during the continuing pandemic.

A Moment for the Family: Strategies for Stressful Times

Gary Duncan and Dr. Mary Manz Simon discuss how pandemic disruptions continue into the new year. Mary shares with us ways strategies for coping with this stressful time.

A Moment for the Family: Thankfulness amidst Challenges

Gary Duncan and Dr. Mary Manz Simon discuss the supply chain issues and how they are affecting school lunch programs. Even while people continue to struggle with supply shortages Gary and Mary share the message to be thankful for what we have.  

A Moment for the Family: The Virtue of Patience

Dr. Mary Manz Simon talks with Gary about the pressures that continue among children and adults as in school learning continues during post quarantine. The discussion focuses on the virtue of patience as the pandemic continues.

A Moment for the Family: Making Mental Health a Priority

Dr. Mary Manz Simon and Gary Duncan discuss mental health issues with kids and adults.  More people are beginning to accept and understand that mental health care and treatment are an extremely important part of overall healthcare. 

A Moment for the Family: Creative Kids in the Kitchen

Dr. Mary Manz Simon and Gary Duncan discuss how children who began cooking and helping in the kitchen during the quarantine continue to do so post isolation and enjoy being creative in the kitchen.

A Moment for the Family: Social Withdraw

Gary Duncan and Dr. Mary Manz Simon discuss what the experts call social withdraw.  Are we experiencing additional anxiety now as we begin to gather into groups post quarantining?