It's all dads, all hour this week on Kids These Days! when we're joined by three local fathers who say being a dad these days is all about determining what is best for your family and making it work - whether that's staying home to watch kids or enduring long business trips away from home. The three dads discuss what it means to be a good father, how masculinity and fatherhood go hand in hand and how things have changed since they were boys.
Also on - teen boys weigh in on manhood; another local father grapples with the "stay-at-home-dad" label; and the founder of The Good Men Project on kickstarting the conversation.
It's a great show - don't miss it! Tune in Tuesday, February 15 at 2 and again at 7pm on KSKA. As always the show, links, photos, extras and more are here on KidsTheseDays.org.
There are approximately 2,000 children - newborns to teenagers - in foster care in Alaska. On tomorrow's show we'll learn about how recent changes in foster care legislation are affecting these kids. We'll also find out: what happens to children when they "age out" of the system, and about the special considerations for Alaska Native children in foster care as dictated by the Indian Child Welfare Act. Our guests are Representative Les Gara, Travis Erickson of OCS and Amanda Metivier of Facing Foster Care in Alaska.
Tune in Tuesday, Feb 1 to KSKA-FM at 2pm or 7pm to listen. Or, listen to the show right here on KidsTheseDays.org and then leave your comments for us.
The loss of a loved one - whether family member, friend or pet - can be a devastating and life-changing event for anyone, and especially for children. This week on KTD! we are joined by Jane Barber, the Program Coordinator at Hospice of Anchorage, and Shirley Valek-Wilson, MSN, an instructor of Psychiatric Nursing at the University of Alaska Anchorage who volunteers with the Hospice's Forget Me Not program for children. They speak with host Shana Sheehy about helping kids to cope with death and the resources they offer to grieving families.
Also on this program: a local pastor on counseling children from a faith perspective, and a young woman remembers losing her mother as a teenager.
Tune in Tuesday, Jan 11 at 2pm or 7pm to KSKA-FM to listen to this program. Or listen right here on KidsTheseDays.org.
As we begin a brand new year full of new possibilities, we at Kids These Days! thought it the perfect start to 2011 to talk about birth. On Tuesday's show we'll speak with an OB/GYN and 2 midwives all about giving birth in Alaska. What are the options available to expecting families, and what are some key factors in deciding where and with whom to bring a new baby into the world?
Plus, we'll hear from two new parents about bringing baby home, and a labor and delivery nurse tells about her day-to-day life working in the birth business.
Tune in tomorrow to KSKA 91.1 FM at 2pm or 7pm to listen. Or, stream or download the show right here on KidsTheseDays.org.
Happy New Year!
On today's show we will learn about the resources available to families and children who need pediatric mental health care in Alaska. What does Alaska currently offer, how can families and children get connected with these services and how do we treat our youngest members of society who are suffering from mental or behavioral health issues?
To discuss these questions, host Shana Sheehy is joined by guests: Mary Dallas Allen, Asst. Professor at the UAA School of Social Work and researcher on the topic of children's mental health; Dee Foster, Director of Family Services at Anchorage Community Mental Health Services; and Allen Blair, Clinical Director and counselor at Denali Family Services.
Tune in at 2 or 7pm to 9.1 KSKA-FM to listen to the show, or listen online anytime here at KidsTheseDays.org.
Tune in Tuesday, December 7 for a show all about modern grandparents! Special guest co-host, Nellie Moore, joins Shana Sheehy to explore what grandparenting these days looks like. We'll hear from a grandmother and a great-grandmother who are raising little ones, a local group that supports these grandfamilies, as well how grandparents, both near and far, are playing essential roles in the lives of their grandkids.
Listen tomorrow on 91.1 KSKA-FM at 2pm and again at 7pm, or 24/7 right here on KidsTheseDays.org.
Join us next Tuesday when KTD! will be all about the family vacation! It promises to be a rollicking good trip with our guests, Scott McMurren of Alaska TravelGram and Erin Kirkland of AKontheGo. They share their best tips for when and where to go with the kiddos, how to get there quickly and advice on things to do with the whole fam.
We'll also hear recommendations from locals about kid-friendly travel to Mexico, Hawaii and Disneyland, plus "voluntourism" or combining travel with volunteering, and a few older Alaska residents remember traveling stories from when they were young.
Tune in November 9 at 2 and 7pm on KSKA-FM 91.1, and share your travel tips with us right here on KidsTheseDays.org.
A recently popular topic in the media, but an ongoing problem historically, bullying is taking place at school, at home, in the office and online. Why does it happen and how can it be stopped?
Tuesday on KTD! staff from the Mat-Su and Anchorage School Districts join us to talk about what they are doing to address the issue in our local schools, and we'll hear from a parenting author on helping kids to cope at home, plus how a local high school is using peer mediation to address the problem. All this and a new installment of our mentoring series, The Power of One!
Join us tomorrow at 2 and 7pm on KSKA-FM 91.1 and 24/7 online right here on KidsTheseDays.org.
Social networking, smart phones, the internet and instant messaging have always been a part of the modern kid's world. All this digital distraction can seriously cut into family time - and, it's not only kids who are guilty of too much "screen time" these days. Tomorrow, KTD! explores the challenges (and the benefits!) of raising a modern family in these high-tech times with guest, Anne Collier the founder and editor of Net Family News, co-director of ConnectSafely.org and the co-chair of the presidential administration's Online Safety & Technology Working Group.
It's PFD season and with every adult and child in Alaska $1281 wealthier, KTD! thought it the perfect time to take a look at raising financially-fit children. Host Shana Sheehy speaks with guest, Neale S. Godfrey, money expert, New York Times bestselling author, frequent Oprah guest and founder of The Children's Financial Network.
Also on this program we'll take a look at Money Savvy Teens: how they are learning to manage finances at an in-school bank, receiving training for high-growth jobs while still in high school, and what they are spending their PFDs on this year.
All this tomorrow at 2pm on KSKA-FM and right here on KidsTheseDays.org,
*Please note that with the KSKA Fall Pledge Drive currently in progress, KTD! will not repeat Tuesday at 7pm. The full show will be available to download or stream, as always, here on this website after 2pm Tuesday.