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Our Kids’ Public Meltdowns? They Don’t Have to Be Inevitable.

Air Date 10/21/2016

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Eva shares the epic tale of her sons' first public meltdown which leads to a fascinating conversation with author and child psychologist Dr. Todd Cartmell about “flexible thinking” AKA how to teach our kids—and ourselves—to back away from the ledges of those epic temper tantrums. We also talk about finding the “right balance” of potty humor, and the fact that too many of us only read headlines on Facebook and aren’t actually getting informed.

Guest

Jake Roberson

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Jake Roberson (@jake_roberson) likes Salsa Verde Doritos. He also loves his wife and four children ... just as long as they don’t eat his Doritos. He has several books to his name and he has been assured that his library card will be reinstated just as soon as he returns the books and pays the fine. In moments when he can be taken seriously, Jake will tell you that he loves Jesus, adores his wife and kids - even if they eat his Doritos - and really enjoys writing about most any topic that interests him. He loves being a part of a community, especially when said community involves other dads and food. Blogging is one of his passions and he kinda/sorta/really likes micro-blogging. (Which is just a fancy way of saying that he digs Twitter.) Additionally, he is always willing to talk about any one of the following subjects: God, football (American-style), pop culture, classic gothic fiction, video games (*Gasp!*), and creative burger ideas. Oh, and he is Focus on the Family's social media strategist.

Guest

Eva Daniel

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Eva Daniel and her husband, Jacob, have two awesome boys, and a rambunctious puppy. One of Eva's biggest passions is finding, developing great stories as a Senior Producer for the Focus on the Family radio broadcast.