Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so in honor of this day celebrating all things love - Kids These Days! is talking about the loving relationships in our family lives - and not just the romantic ones, either. We're exploring the intricacies of all those relationships that we encounter as a spouse, child, parent, friend, grandkid, or even in-law.
IN-STUDIO GUEST: Joining KTD Host Shana Sheehy in the studio is a guest who knows a lot about helping families get along.
• Dr. Susan Newman draws from her experience as a social psychologist, blogger for Psychology Today and best-selling author of 14 books to answer listener questions about every kind of familial relationship. She offers advice on maintaining a strong marriage after kids come along; learning to play nice with the in-laws; the upside of having and being an only child; keeping a family strong after the death of a matriarch or patriarch and so much more!
- For as Long as We Both Shall Live - Les and Berneice Kelm have been married for 64 years and they are still going strong after building an Alaskan homestead, a family and a life together. They share their years of wisdom on love and commitment with KTD Producer Sarah Gonzales. [Full story + pix]
- The Secrets of the Alaskan Teenager -Fearless young reporter, Aviva Hirsch, brings us the teen's eye view on love and marriage from the halls of West Anchorage High School. What they have to say might surprise you! [Full story]
- Did Someone Say Chocolate? - Meet Liz Madsen, sous chef at the Crow's Nest and our very own Chef KTD! She and her 5-year old son teach us how to make a simple and delicious Valentine's Day treat that both kids and adults will love. [Recipe & pix]
- Attachment & Bonding - Forming strong bonds with parents early in infancy is important for a child's healthy emotional development, but when there isn't enough love or a strong relationship early in a child's life it can lead to attachment disorders, complicating the ability to have healthy relationships later in life as KTD Contributor Jessica Cochran reports. [Full story + links]