Character Development in Education

What helps a person succeed in life: their I-Q or their character? Author Paul Tough bets on character in his book “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.” On this edition of The Regina Brett Show, Regina talks with Paul Tough and local educators about whether or not educators should put more emphasis on character development in the classroom. Plus, hear from a local math tutor who didn’t let being born without arms keep her from achieving her goal of becoming a teacher.  
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Money Management for Kids

From playing with baby dolls and big wheels to managing big bucks; our children will soon go from monopoly money to earning the real thing. On this edition of the Regina Brett Show, we’ll have tips from financial and consumer experts to help you prepare kids, tweens and teens to manage money wisely. Plus, you will hear about local resources where these age groups can learn money management skills hands-on.
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Bullies Encore

Depression, family trials and bullying was too much for high school senior Andy Lehman to bear. On September 18, 2006, Andy made the decision to end his life. Years later, Andy’s father and former bully sit together on the Regina Brett Show to share their story of remorse, repentance and forgiveness. Also on the show, bullying prevention specialist Susan Michael shares her strategy to stop bullying. This show originally aired on October 6, 2010. Note: This show was taped when the Regina Brett Show recorded live and took on-air calls. 
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Children’s Books

Authors who write for children share how they craft their work and how they’ve gotten it published. We also talk about favorite children’s books of authors and listeners.  
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The Homework Debate

Strong feelings abound on whether homework is worthwhile. Hear opinions from experts who’ve studied the issue. And how technology could impact future homework.
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What Kids Eat

For the first time in 15 years, nutritional standards for school lunches are changing. We talk about what will be different and ways you can help your kids eat healthier.
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Rebroadcast Framing Innocence

We revisit our show on the book “Framing Innocence.” It shares the story of an Oberlin mother arrested for taking nude photos of her 8-year old daughter.  
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