Children

Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Mon January 27, 2014

The Power Of Mentoring

Credit Big Brothers Big Sisters

Our guests today can tell us from experience that mentoring kids and teens can make a major difference in outcomes in those kids’ lives. Mentors who volunteer their time a few days a month help keep their mentees in school, out of trouble, and give them emotional support in their day-to-day lives. Kids who are mentored, on average, are less likely than their peers to use alcohol, drink, or skip school. We’ll talk about mentoring and what it does for young people at risk, and meet a successful, high profile mentor/ mentee pair from Charlotte.


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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Character Development

Much of a person’s success in life depends on their character. Society is also dependent on the involvement of people of character. But how do you build character in a young person? CMS is partnering with parents and the community to foster honest, responsible, caring students and there are other private organizations working toward the same end. A closer look at the process and at what’s at stake for children, parents and society when Charlotte Talks.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Brave Girl Eating

Harriet Brown's daughter was diagnosed with anorexia at age 14 and nearly died because of it. At 4-foot-11 and weighing 71 pounds, she saw herself as fat. She was starving herself, exercising obsessively, her relationship with food was complex - she was terrified by a slice of cake. "Faced with a plate of food, the demon inside my daughter bargained, cried, lashed out." Brown talks about that demon that tormented their family in her memoir Brave Girl Eating, a story of pain, frustration, hospitalization, treatment, relapse and recovery. While she's in Charlotte for an event with Teen Health Connection, she joins us, along with medical experts, to share her story, discuss the causes, prevention and treatments of eating disorders as well as some of the myths and stereotypes and the importance of family-based treatment.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Free Range Kids

Lenore Skenazy

Plenty of older adults talk about the good old days when kids ran free, sometimes ranging through their neighborhoods or towns without their parents even knowing where they were. The trend reversed in recent times with the rise of Helicopter parents hovering over their child's every move and limiting their independence. Lenore Skenazy rejected that trend and she made headlines when she allowed her 9 year old son to ride a NYC subway alone. She forged the popularity into a bully pulpit to advance the idea of "free range kids." Her reality show, The World's Worst Mom, irony intended, explores modern parenting. We will too when Charlotte Talks.

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