Do your children believe everything they see on TV? How does your child learn to separate fiction from reality? This episode of iQ: smartparent will empower families with skills and techniques for evaluating media images and ratings systems while identifying ways that media can have a positive impact on their lives. |
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Angela Santomero is best known as the Creator and Executive Producer of acclaimed children’s television hits such as Blue’s Clues on Nick Jr., and Super Why! and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on PBS KIDS. She is the Founding Partner and Chief Creative Officer of Out of the Blue Enterprises, LLC, and oversees the creative development and research of all the company’s projects, with a mission and vision to bring educational entertainment to a whole new level. Angela is also host of PBS’ The Parent Show at www.PBSparents.org and writes a personal blog about being a parent who creates children’s media at www.AngelasClues.com. She is a prestigious Peabody Award Winner for Outstanding Children’s Programming and a Gold and Silver Parents Choice Awards recipient. She currently lives in New York with her husband and two adorable daughters.
Dr. Deborah Gilboa, MD is a Board Certified Family Physician, mother of four sons, and a professional parenting speaker and writer. She is also the author of Teach Resilience: Raising Kids Who Can Launch! and Teach Responsibility: Empower Kids with a Great Work Ethic. Doctor G has served as an expert resource for Parents magazine, MSNBC, Yahoo News, USA Today and is a regular contributor to Huffington Post Parents, Your Teen Magazine, and many other media outlets. She follows three basic principles when guiding parents from toddlerhood to young adulthood: Respect, Responsibility, and Resilience. Her website is www.AskDoctorG.com
Steven Martino, Ph.D. is a behavioral scientist at the internationally-known RAND Corporation. Much of his research has focused on psychosocial aspects of adolescent substance use, social cognitive processes involved in adolescent sexual behavior, and the influence of various media (including television, movies, music, and various forms of advertising) on adolescents' beliefs and behaviors regarding sex and substance use. His work has been published in numerous academic journals, including Pediatrics, Journal of Adolescent Health, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Alice Wilder, Ed.D. is the Chief Content Officer for Speakaboos and is also the Co-Creator and Head of Research and Education for Super Why. For over 10 years, Alice served as a Producer and the Director of Research and Development for Nick Jr.’s Blue’s Clues and Developer of Blue’s Room. She has also served as the Director of Research and Development for Oswald, and Little Bill, both animated series on Nick Jr. Alice bases her work in formative research on the philosophy that ‘the only way to understand what children are capable of doing, what appeals to them, and what they know, is to ask them!’ In addition, she advises the Kids & Creativity group in Pittsburgh and has also recently been named as a Fred Rogers Center Senior Fellow. Alice has been nominated for multiple Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Preschool Children’s Series as well as Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Series.
Emmai Alaquiva, an Emmy Award-winning producer, entrepreneur and mentor is known for his strong presence in the music and radio industries. Alaquiva holds multiple prominent positions in the field of sound. In addition to having served as the Director of Production for 7 years for WAMO 106.7FM, Alaquiva is also the CEO of Ya Momz House, LLC, an award winning full-service recording & production facility. His passion for his work, and love of the people that create art with him, will continue to inspire us all to live Alaquivas personal mantra, "the sky is NOT the limit". Alaquiva is also the Founder and Executive Director of Hip Hop on L.O.C.K.. Special thanks to his student, Marna Owens, for joining him on the show!