The Power of Play - Why Pediatricians Are Prescribing It!

October 11, 2018
Hosted by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

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Is your child playing enough? In this show Dr. Michael Yogman, pediatrician and lead author of, “The Power of Play: A Pediatric Role in Enhancing Development in Young Children,” discusses why play with parents and peers, is the singular opportunity for promoting the social-emotional, cognitive, language and self-regulation skills associated with developing executive function and a prosocial brain. When play is missing in a child’s life, toxic stress can disrupt brain development. Learning becomes difficult. The opportunity to play in a safe and nurturing relationship is a child’s buffer to life’s adversity. What Dr. Yogman will share with his interesting research findings and important parent-child play strategies are the very things he offers pediatricians as the reasons for them to promote and write prescriptions for play. Given the cultural imperatives to push academic skills from a child’s earliest years, you will find this show enlightening. You’ll want to play with your child.

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This show turns up your perspective on life. With a wide variety of guests, Host Suzanne Phillips invites you to consider how we live, love, learn and laugh from a psychological perspective. She explores our relationships from dating to marriage to our special bond with pets. In a conversational style, Suzanne and her guests translate the latest in psychology to exemplify ways of coping with trauma, bullying, loss, illness, depression and anxiety. She engages her guests with questions, often voicing her own thoughts or sharing related stories. What is particularly exciting about Psych Up Live is the opportunity for you to call in with your own stories, questions and opinions. Psych Up Live captures your attention as it considers life issues that will intrigue and inform you each Thursday at 11 AM Pacific Time, 2PM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips has been a practicing psychologist, psychoanalyst, group therapist and professor for over 30 years. She is the co-author of three books and over 40 articles and chapters. Most recently, she co-authored Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress. She has written and presented on a wide range of topics including couples, marriage, divorce, trauma, teens, pets, midlife, military, managing stress, infidelity, resilience, bereavement and family issues. Her work has been recognized with awards such as The Suffolk County Psychological Association Psychology of the Year Award, The Rutgers University GSAPP Lifelong Distinguished Achievement Award, and The American Group Psychotherapy Association Social Responsibility Award. She also gave testimony before Congress for the needs of military families. Suzanne is a weekly blogger for Psych Central with over 250 original blogs. She has also blogged for This Emotional Life on PBS, has appeared on television programs such as Fox 5 Good Day New York and Good Day Street Talk. She has been a radio guest on many shows including Kelly Connor’s Real Women on Health, Military Mom Talk Radio, Tom Matt’s Boomer Rock and NPR. Since 2013, Suzanne has hosted Psych Up on CoSozo online radio and on WMIQ 1450 AM in Michigan. Her current show, Psych Up Live, airs globally on VoiceAmerica.

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October 2018

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