Talk radio will soon get better, a whole lot better, and more meaningful, this fall, when Dr. Par hosts his new show, Parenting Matters.
Earlier this year John Bosio, president of Nashville Catholic Radio, WBOU, 100.5 FM, asked Dr. Par to consider developing a radio show on parenting. After a discussion with his wife and officials at the station, Par agreed to volunteer as host.
The series has four main goals. 1) Supporting parents as the primary and most important teachers of their children. 2) Emphasizing religion as fundamental in raising children of integrity directed by a strong moral compass. 3) Offering parents a path leading their kids to be men and women of character. 4) Reaching out to single parents in their special role.
Dr. Par jokes that parenting is more than changing diapers and taxiing kids to soccer practice. Some of the areas he will address include, defining what parenting really is, and what role religion, prayer, and discipline have in the process.
Other topics; cell phones, peers, education, music, violence, diet, health habits, drugs, alcohol, sex, and on and on. There will be plenty of topics and suggestions that can make a parent’s job easier and more productive.
Each show will be half an hour and begin with a short monologue by our host. This will be followed with comments by, and an interview with, a special guest expert. Our great city is blessed with experts on many subjects and we will make good use of them. The second half of the show will be a panel discussion with our expert; a local couple interested in the subject; and our host, Dr. Par. Each show ends with assigned “Homework” and an invitation to go to this web page and comment on the show and submit the homework. “There’ll be no tests, and no grades,” Par jests.
You’ll find a tab, on the “Parenting Matters” page, to comment on the show, ask questions, and suggest issues you would like to hear discussed. Here you can also volunteer to be a participant on the show.
If you do not live in Nashville, you can hear the show at WBOU.Org or NashvilleCatholic Radio.org. If these times are not convenient for you or your family, listen to a Pod-cast on this web site anytime night or day!
While listening to other shows on WBOU you will hear “Parenting Moments” by Dr. Par, and/or “Marriage Moments” by marriage and family counselor, John Bosio. These short tips are in the place of commercial advertisements. If you like what you hear please consider making a donation to the show or the station.