In this episode, meet Editor-in-Chief of Highlights Magazine Christine French Cully, editor of Dear Highlights, founder of PrepMatters Ned Johnson, author of What Do You Say?, and disability activist Emily Ladau, author of Demystifying Disability.
Hear Christine French Cully reflect on the ways Highlights has brought joy and comfort to children (for 75 years and counting!), Ned Johnson on language parents can use to promote motivation and stress tolerance in teens, and Emily Ladau on making the disability experience accessible to everyone. Plus, learn what it was like for these authors to record their audiobooks.
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By turns funny, heartbreaking, moving, and enlightening, Dear Highlights is a unique, inside look at American childhood through the conversations between Highlights magazine and its young readers, and a call to grown-ups to make time to actively listen to the children in their lives.
In What Do You Say?, Johnson and Stixrud show how to engage in respectful and effective dialogue, beginning with defining and demonstrating the basic principles of listening and speaking. Then they show new ways to handle specific, thorny topics from delivering constructive feedback to kids, discussing boundaries around technology, and family problem-solving.
Demystifying Disability is an approachable guide to being a thoughtful, informed ally to disabled people, with actionable steps for what to say and do (and what not to do) and how you can help make the world a more accessible, inclusive place.
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