Balancing fertility treatments with the cost
American Public Media is working on a story for public radio looking at the choices couples face when they have trouble having a baby.
Have you or someone you know had infertility treatments? How did cost factor into your decision? Have you considered other options?
Please share your insights with us at www.americanpublicmedia.org/pin/fertilitytreatment
What do you do when you see a parent about to lose it in public?
It happens in grocery stores, on airplanes and at shopping malls. A child is having a temper tantrum. You see a frazzled parent on the verge of losing it.
What do you do? And, what if that parent is you?
The Wakanheza Project in Ramsey County, Minnesota, teaches that strangers can diffuse a tense parent-child situation by stepping in. A kind word, an unrelated question, a helpful gesture – any of these can distract the parent for just long enough to help her regain composure and prevent the situation from escalating.
We're working on a public radio story exploring this practice which seems to go against our natural inclinations, or what we've been taught: to mind our own business.
If you're a parent who's witnessed a parent losing it with kids in public, or been that parent, we'd like to hear from you.
To share your story, please visit: www.americanpublicmedia.org/pin/publicparenting
We'd also appreciate any ideas you have for future stories on family issues. To tell us what you'd like to hear more about, please visit www.americanpublicmedia.org/pin/family