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 Radio Curious 
 Weekly Program
 Dr. Dana Chidekel & Barry Vogel, Esq.
 Radio Curious - Barry Vogel  
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Radio Curious revisits a 2002 conversation with Dr. Dana Chidekel, author of “Parents in Charge: Setting Healthy, Loving Boundaries for You and Your Child.” Dr. Chidekel's book asserts that parents give their children too much authority over their lives, and suggests age appropriate ways of creating a healthy family dynamic.
Barry Vogel, Attorney and Counselor is the Host and Producer of Radio Curious. Christina Aanestad is the Assistant Producer.
Welcome to the archives of Radio Curious.

Are you or do you know someone who is tired of endlessly negotiating with a 5 year old? How about taking a 3 year old to a restaurant? Children are too often seen and treated as small adults, dressed as adults, and sometimes have their lives planned out for them to be as busy as adults. Treating children as people older than they are -- overlooks the child’s cognitive abilities. This can be a lead to unsatisfying and sometimes traumatic relationships between the child and the parents.

“Parents in Charge: Setting Healthy, Loving Boundaries for You and Your Child” was written by Dr. Dana Chidekel in 2002, She’s a child psychologist near Los Angeles, California. Dr. Chidekel argues that the developing brain of toddlers does not give them the capacity to respond to being placed on equal ground with their parents. She encourages parents to assume their rightful role of authority.

I spoke with Dr. Dana Chidekel in the winter of 2002 from her office in Southern California. We began our conversation by talking about the developing brain of young children. I asked her what the brain of a young child is able to assess and not able to assess.

The books that Dr. Chidekel recommends for young children are the Bernstein Bears series. The book she recommends for older people is “Seabiscuit.”

Radio Curious is a half-hour, weekly, long-form interview program, now in it's 22nd year. We interview people on a curiously wide variety of topics about life and ideas. Our website is If your station airs Radio Curious please let us know, we will add you to our list of syndicate stations. We also welcome questions, feedback and program ideas. Radio Curious 280 N. Oak St. Ukiah, Ca 95482. (707) 462-6541.

 Whose in Charge? Your Young Child or You? Download Program Podcast
Dr. Dana Chidekel
00:29:00 English 2002-03-12
 Ukiah, California
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