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: 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? 

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.