Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tools For Raising Healthy Children: Guided Imagery For Kids

Dear Community,

I'm delighted to share "Tools for Raising Healthy Children: Guided Imagery For Kids." an interview for the web based radio show Vibrant Living.

To listen, go to It's the top Radio Interview - just press the Play button.

Would love to hear your thoughts.

Dr. Charlotte

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

How Violence in the Media Affects Kids

For all the talk about how watching violent TV or playing violent computer games affects our children, there are many that think it's no big deal. But it really is. I've reviewed an information packed book by Jerome and Dorothy Singer, Imagination and Play in the Electronic Age, and they have compiled much of the research in the area and the results are clear. Over and over again. There is no good reason to expose our kids to violent TV, movies, video games, or internet. Please go to my review at for the full explanation. 

On the other hand, there is good news about other types of TV, video and computer games. That's in the review as well, with lots of ideas on what to choose and how to stimulate your child's imagination.

And if you haven't heard enough after reading my review, you can order the book for yourself through their publisher at

Happy watching and playing!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day, a day celebrating love seems like a good day to connect back to all. It's been ages since I've posted.  I've been working on my book (to be published by Perigee Spring 2009) and taking care of kids at the office, so my lovely Blog has been waiting. But I couldn't resist sharing these wise words from kids on Love and Marriage. Sure made me smile - hope it does you too. Please send in your favorite kid quotes!

Kids on Love and Marriage....
What would you do on a first date that was turning sour?
"I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns." Craig, age 9

When is it OK to kiss someone?
"The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that." Curt, age 7

How do you decide who to marry?
"No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with." Kirsten, age 10

Is it better to be single or married?
"Single is better, for the reason that I wouldn't want to change diapers. If I did get married, I'd just phone my mother and have her come over for some coffee and diaper-changing." Kirsten, age 10

What is the right age to be married?
"Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then." Camille, age 10

How can a stranger tell if two people are married?
"You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids." Derrick, age 8

How would the world be different if people didn't get married?
There would sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?" Kelvin, age 8

How would you make a marriage work?
"Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck." Ricky, age 10