Thursday On The Morning Zone
Today’s Program Schedule
7:07AM MST: Michele Sfakianos…When you hear ‘teenager,’ do the words rebellion and trouble come to mind? It’s time to change the way adults see teenagers, says Michele Sfakianos (Sfa-can-iss). Teens today are faced with many challenges, from drugs, dating, teen pregnancy, sexting, alcohol, peer pressure, bullying and other dangers. Michele offers practical tips and guidance on how to steer teens through the rocky shoals of adolescence. Michele Sfakianos is a registered nurse, life skills and parenting expert, and author of “The 4-1-1 on Surviving Teenhood” and “The 4-1-1 on Step Parenting.”
7:37AM MST Dr. John Mayer…Two girls have been arrested in a Florida bullying case after one of them admitted online over the weekend that she harassed a 12-year-old girl who killed herself last month and that she didn’t care. Officials say they arrested a 14-year-old girl because they were worried she would continue cyberbullying other girls. Dr. John Mayer will talk about why girls are much more likely to be involved in this type of behavior and what obligation parents have to know what their kids aredoing online. Invite him to talk about the signs your child is being bullied (or bullying others) and how to talk to your kids about their online interactions. Dr. John Mayer is an expert on families and healthy lifestyle. He has extensive media experience and more than 20 books including “Family Fit: You’re your Balance in Life.”
8:07AM MST: Tom North…The world loved the 1968 film Yours, Mine and Ours.
Eighteen adorable children, loving parents played by Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda, slapstick and heart; What’s not to love? Unfortunately, real life wasn’t as idyllic as it was portrayed for the eight children of Helen North, a widow who married Frank Beardsley, a father of 10, in the 1960s. Tom North was one of those kids and says once adopted he and his siblings were subjected to a life of violence, sexual abuse, intimidation and turmoil that lasted for years.