Around the World in 90 Minutes!


Hold on tight because the Karkowska Sisters are taking you on an incredible tour of the finest music from around the globe.

The magic of Gershwin. The brilliance of Chopin. The romanticism of Schubert. The fire of Liszt. The audacity of Paganini. And they just keep going!


Sunday, September 20, 2015 @ 3:00 PM *

* This free concert is presented as a service to the community by Children’s Survival Network. Donations are welcomed.



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Sahar Thabit, Florida Mom, Burned Daughter Over Arranged Marriage: Cops (VIDEO)

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA — A Hollywood mother burned her teenage daughter with a hot knife to punish her for talking to a boy she met online, an act that defied her parents’ wishes for her to marry a cousin, according to authorities.

The 17-year-old showed detectives three burn marks on her arms, saying they were placed there […]

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When Slavery Begins at 3 Years Old

Toddlers freed from brick kiln bondage
(CNN) – A flaring furnace blasts another wave of searing heat on the faces of workers hauling bricks under a southern Indian sun.

They work up to 22 hours a day propping heavy stacks of bricks on their heads. None expects to be paid for this labor. None knows how long […]

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Discipline – Part 1

To many parents discipline means punishment and this sets in motion an internal reaction usually connected to the role that punishment played in their childhood.

Also, to many parents discipline is a way to control their child’s behavior. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what discipline becomes in their family, a continuous control battle.

Effective discipline is not primarily about […]

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Abused and At-Risk Youth and Why Parenting Skills Are Important

Dr. Greenfield discusses Abused and At-Risk Youth and Why Parenting Skills Are Important.

Your B.E.S.T. VOICE™ radio
November 7, 2012


When I suggest to parents that allowance is a very effective parenting tool they frequently respond that they don’t believe they should give their children money for nothing.

After further inquiry about how their children get money or things, it is usually revealed that the parent decides if the child gets what they are requesting. The […]

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Childhood emotional abuse dramatically strong among male alcohol-dependent individuals

Childhood Emotional Abuse Dramatically Strong Among Male Alcohol-Dependent Individuals

Feb. 5, 2013 — Individuals who drink excessively or are alcohol dependent (AD) have reduced central serotonergic neurotransmission, which can have an impact on planning, judgment, self-control, and emotional regulation. Childhood maltreatment has also been found to have a negative impact on central serotonergic neurotransmission. A new […]

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One of the most important parenting tools is the assignment of chores.

Assigning chores gives many important messages to your child. The first is that they are an important member of the family. The chores lets them know that being a member of the family is about giving and getting. It also lets them know that […]

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Gift Giving

The holiday season always brings a line of disappointed, dismayed and frustrated parents to my office.

The issue? Gift giving!

Many parents see the holidays and birthdays as an opportunity to create happiness for their child. There’s nothing wrong in that, right?


Don’t get me wrong, I believe that there would be something terribly wrong if parents didn’t […]

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Your children are not little adults

Your children are not little adults.

Unless they are over 18 and very short.

As parents we find ourselves correcting our children quite frequently. In the process we usually tell them “don’t” much of the time. We forget that even though our children might understand they are not to do something, they might not know what is […]

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Spend time enjoying your child!

One of the most important elements of having a great relationship with your child is enjoying being with each other. After all, how can you be close if all your time together is taken up with discipline, chores and homework?

Many parents tell me that there is no time for fun.  My response to them is […]

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