March 12, 2019
Mornings w Carmen 3-12-2019 hour 1: Trump’s budget, Assisted suicide legislation, video games and the anxiety of childhood
It has been observed that two things are certain: death and taxes. Carmen talks about both of those topics with Tommy Binion from the Heritage Foundation. Six states and the nation’s capital already allow assisted suicide and six additional states are now considering legalization. New Mexico’s bill raises questions about telemedicine, activist doctors and the lack of safeguards for individuals with mental health disorders and intellectual disabilities.
The conversation turns from death to taxes as part of the conversation about the U.S. Federal budget process. The President’s budget proposal was released yesterday leading to wide open conversations about values and priorities.
Next up, Dr. Rosemary Stein joins Carmen for a conversation about kids. First, they tackle the topic of video games. Dr. Rose notes that imagination is just forming in childhood and immersion into repetitive visually rich stimuli (like video games) leads children to adopt those ideas into their psyche. Some kids can detach, others simply stay in that world and bring the realities of that world into this world.
Headlines related to kids experiencing high levels of anxiety related to school leads to a discussion about educational processes that are age appropriate and the constellation of concerns we have for our kids at any given moment. They also talk about very practical things parents can do to alleviate anxiety – starting with not being so anxious ourselves!