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Born on this day!! Author-comedian Fanny Flagg is 79. TV and film producer Jerry Bruckheimer is 77. Guitarist Don Felder (The Eagles) is 73. Author Stephen King is 73. Actor Bill Murray is 70. Filmmaker Ethan Coen of the Coen Brothers is 63. Actor-comedian Dave Coulier (“Full House”) is 61. Actor David James Elliott (“JAG”) is 60. Actor Nancy Travis is 59. Actor Rob Morrow (“Numb3rs,” ″Northern Exposure”) is 58. Actor Angus Macfadyen (“Braveheart”) is 57. Actor Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) is 55. Country singer Faith Hill is 53. Drummer Tyler Stewart of Barenaked Ladies is 53. Actor-talk show host Ricki Lake is 52. Rapper Dave (formerly Trugoy the Dove) of De La Soul is 52. Actor Billy Porter (“Pose”) is 51. Actor Rob Benedict (“Supernatural,” ″Felicity”) is 50. Actor James Lesure (“Las Vegas,” “For Your Love”) is 49. Actor Alfonso Ribeiro (“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” ″In the House”) is 49. Actor Luke Wilson is 49. Actor Paulo Costanzo (“Royal Pains,” ″Joey”) is 42. Actor Autumn Reeser (“Entourage,” “The O.C.”) is 40. TV personality Nicole Richie (“The Simple Life”) is 39. Actor Maggie Grace (“Lost”) is 37. Actor Joseph Mazzello (“Simon Birch”) is 37. Actor Ahna O’Reilly (“The Help”) is 36. Rapper Wale is 36. Singer Jason Derulo is 34. Actor Ryan Guzman (“Heroes Reborn,” ″Pretty Little Liars”) is 33. Actors Nikolas Brino (“7th Heaven”) is 22.


1937 – The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein was first published.
1792 – The French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy.
1897 – The New York Sun published its famous editorial, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.”
1938 – A hurricane struck New York and New England with extensive damage and more than 600 deaths.
1949 – The People’s Republic of China was proclaimed.
1964 – Malta gained its independence from Great Britain.
1981 – Belize gained its independence from Great Britain.
1996 – John F. Kennedy, Jr., married Carolyn Bessette.

Today Is: Fast of Gedalya, International Day of Peace, National Chai Day, National Dance Day, National Surgical Technologists Day, Respect for The Aged Day, World’s Alzheimer’s Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – The Neighbor  /  8:30 – Young Sheldon  /  9:00 – Love Island  /  10:00 – Manhunt: Deadly Games
NBC – 8:00  – American Ninja Warrior  /  10:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 – Monday Night Football (Saints vs. Raiders)
FOX – 8:00 –  L.A.’s Finest / 9:00 – Filthy Rich
CW – 8:00 –  Whose Line  /  8:30 – Whose Line  /  9:00 – Penn and Teller Fool Us

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Charles Barkley, the Chicks
Jimmy Fallon: Julianne Moore, Chace Crawford, Polo G
Stephen Colbert: Lt. General H.R. McMaster, Laurence Fishburne
Seth Meyers: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brendan Hunt
James Corden: Bryan Cranston, Declan McKenna (R 8/17/20)
Lilly Singh: Adam Rippon, Anna Camp (R 4/6/20)
Conan: DIY Conan
Watch What Happens Live: Alex Radcliffe, Jessica More
The View: Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Talk: Drew Barrymore
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Kim Cattrall, Ali Wentworth, Farnoosh Torabi
Ellen DeGeneres: Tiffany Haddish
The Real: Denise Richards
Tamron Hall: Nicco Annan, Brandee Evans, Jennifer Worley
Drew Barrymore: Paris Hilton, José Andrés

WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!

QUESTION: Was there REALLY  a LIVE AUDIENCE at last night’s “Pand-Emmys???” No!!! But a lot of people were fooled by Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue!!!


QUESTION: What does ROCKY think of MIKE TYSON?? Sylvester Stallone warns Roy Jones Jr. ” DON’T GET HIT!!!! TYSON IS STILL A WRECKING BALL!!!!!!!!!”


QUESTION: What is a “VOICE LIFT???” As we get older, our voices change (especially post-menopause), and this voice coach knows how to FIX THAT!!!!!!


QUESTION: How stupid ARE WE?? It’s 2020, and TIK TOK users are horrifying dentists by using NAIL FILES to RESHAPE THEIR TEETH!!! Yeah, that’s dumb!!!


QUESTION: Wanna cause some TROUBLE before the election?? Go ahead.. do what this guy did!! He got a visit from STATE OFFICIALS for this display!!!!!

Kanye West Wants To Help Taylor Swift Now

Kanye West is ready to work his connections on behalf of Taylor Swift.  In his recent efforts to stick it to the music biz, West is willing to help his former adversary “get her masters back” from industry foe, Scooter Braun.  “I’M GOING TO PERSONALLY SEE TO IT THAT TAYLOR SWIFT GETS HER MASTERS BACK,” West tweeted Friday afternoon. “SCOOTER IS A CLOSE FAMILY FRIEND.”  Braun — who was fired by West in 2018 — acquired Big Machine Label Group last summer, and with it, the master recordings of the Swift’s first six albums. Swift condemned the move at the time, calling it the “worst-case scenario” for her.  He went on to slam Braun as an example of “toxic male privilege” within the industry, most recently calling him out for the April release of “Live From Clear Channel Stripped 2008,” an album consisting of a live radio session Swift recorded when she was 18 years old.  “It looks to me like Scooter Braun and his financial backers, 23 Capital, Alex Soros, and the Soros family and the Carlyle Group have seen the latest balance sheets and realized that paying $330 MILLION for my music wasn’t exactly a wise choice and they need money,” Swift said of the Big Machine Label Group release. “Just another case of shameless greed in the time of Coronavirus. So tasteless, but very transparent.”  West’s decision to defend her came as a surprise to fans who recall their years-long tension, stemming from his interruption of her 2009 VMAs speech.
*******Is it OK if we hate all of these people???
*****We STILL don’t think Kanye is gonna win the presidential election!!

Jane Fonda Recalls Meeting Kim Kardashian

Jane Fonda says she once came face-to-face with Kim Kardashian and her “amazing behind.”  She recalled a run-in with Kardashian during Thursday’s episode of Watch What Happens Live.  Fonda shared the story while playing a game of “Have! You! Met Them?!” where she answered whether she’s met different celebrities. She said she met Kardashian at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party.  “I was kneeling on the floor talking to Gladys Knight, because Georgia’s my second home and Gladys lives in Georgia. I turned around to get up and right in my face was this shape,” Fonda said, miming an exaggerated hourglass shape.  “I thought, ‘That is the most amazing behind I have ever seen,’ and of course, it was Kim Kardashian,” she added. “And so I told her, ‘I’ve just been staring at your behind, and it’s beautiful.’ And she was very sweet.”  Fonda said she and Kardashian have since chatted while getting their nails done at the same salon.  “We used to go to the same manicurist, and we would chat from her seat to my seat. She’s very friendly; just one of the gals,” she said.  See the video HERE.
********Kim’s butt is so big, when she hauls ass she has to make two trips!!
*******We hate to say it, but Kim was probably the smarter person in that conversation!!
******Whenever WE tell a girl her ass is nice, we get punched in the ‘nads!!!

The Batman Resumes Production

The Batman has resumed production after shutting down this month due to a positive COVID-19 test on set.  Warner Bros. confirmed Thursday to Variety that production is underway again in the U.K.  Vanity Fair previously reported that Robert Pattinson, who plays Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, in the film, was the person who tested positive for COVID-19.  Production at Leavesden Studios outside London was put on hold Sept. 3. Pattinson and cast and crew in close contact with the actor were reportedly quarantined for two weeks.  “Following a hiatus for COVID-19 quarantine precautions, filming has now resumed on The Batman in the U.K.,” a Warner Bros. rep said.
*********Will the movie be a “super-spreader” in theaters??
******They shot Robert with the “Bat-Vaccine!!”
*****Of course! The virus came from bats… so Batman already had it!!

LeBron Goes After Lori Loughlin

Basketball star LeBron James is not a fan of Lori Loughlin’s prison sentence.  He posted a screenshot of her in a recent Vanity Fair article, which has the headline, “Lori Loughlin will get to serve her two-month sentence at the prison of her choice.”  “Of her what,” James wrote with a series of exclamation points and question marks at the beginning of his impassioned Instagram post. “I’m laughing cause sometimes you have to just to stop from crying! Don’t make no damn sense to me.”   “We just want the same treatment if committed of same crime that’s all. Is that asking for [too] much,” he continued. “Let me guess, it is huh. Yeah I know!! We’ll just keep pushing forward and not expecting the handouts! STRONG, BLACK & POWERFUL!”  His Friday evening post has since racked up more than 1.49 million likes.  “Must be nice,” quipped James’ top commenter, Yung Taco – AKA Travis Bennett, who is an Internet personality, writer, director, and DJ.
*******How many black people have bribed a coach at USC??? Are the prisons full of them??
*****Fortunately, most black kids are smart enough to get in without bribes!!
******Is LeBron now the most bitter guy in America???

Steve Harvey Defends Ellen

Steve Harvey is speaking out in support of his friend Ellen DeGeneres amid a very public scandal involving toxic workplace accusations against her daytime show.  He called DeGeneres “one of the coolest and kindest people I’ve met in this business” during an appearance on PEOPLE (the TV Show!) Thursday.  He detailed how long he’s known DeGeneres, noting that she’s “the person that I’ve known for a number of years, that I saw back in the comedy club days, when we used to split time with the same management.” He reasoned that “people want to take something and make something out of everything,” he said. “[Ellen] has no control over what every staff member does, what every producer does, you can’t control that. You don’t even know some of the stuff that’s happening.”  But he agreed that because “it’s her name that’s on the show” she had to “take the hit.” Harvey said he would do the same on his own talk show. He added how he doesn’t believe she has a “racist tendency.”  “I’m a 63-year-old Black man. I’ve been Black the entire time. I ain’t took no days off. I ain’t experimented with nothing else. I ain’t got nothing else going. I’ve been a Black dude my whole life. I know racism,” he described.  “If I have a conversation with you, I know if you got racist tendency somewhere in you, because it radiates. I can feel it. I’ve been around a long time, man. That’s not Ellen DeGeneres. That’s just not her, period,” he reiterated.
********What does her period have to do with it??
*******They say Steve Harvey’s a jerk, too!! So maybe they have that in common!!
******Thanks for your opinion… but until LeBron says she’s not racist, the jury’s still out!!

The Rock Tears Down His Front Gate With His Bare Hands!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson explained via Instagram Friday that he quite literally tore down his own front gate after a power outage caused by a storm rendered it inoperable.  “Not my finest hour, but a man’s gotta go to work,” he began his caption. “We experienced a power outage due to severe storms, causing my front gate not to open. I tried to override the hydraulic system to open the gates, which usually works when power goes out — but this time it wouldn’t.”  “Made some calls to see how fast I can get the gate tech on site, but I didn’t have 45min to wait,” Johnson continued. “By this time, I know I have hundreds of production crew members waiting for me to come to work so we can start our day.”  “So I did what I had to do,” he wrote matter-of-factly. “I pushed, pulled and ripped the gate completely off myself. Ripped it completely out of the brick wall, severed the steel hydraulics and threw it on the grass. My security team was able to meet the gate technician and welders about an hour later — and they were apparently, ‘in disbelief and equally scared’ as to how I ripped it off.”  See the pic HERE.
********Tearing it down was cool… but when he threw it at the paparazzi, that was AWESOME!!
*******He asked the Incredible Hulk to stop by and put it back up for him!!
*******Underneath his incredible muscular exterior… is an incredible muscular interior!!

Meghan And Harry May Make Less Money

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were previously estimated to earn anywhere from $750K to $1 million for future speaking engagements, but according to one expert, the couple will likely bring in significantly less due to their strict demands.  “Harry and Meghan coming on the speaker circuit is certainly as significant as the likes of President Obama or Arnold Schwarzenegger,” admitted an international consultant who spoke to The Sun. “The pair are fascinating, uniquely experienced individuals, who have a wide reach, who would have been a huge draw to a live audience pre COVID.  “So back then figures between the 750k and $1M mark seemed steep, but possible. Realistically their earnings range is closer to $250k to $400k.”  According to the pro who runs VIP corporate events in the UK and US, many clients will be taken aback by the couple’s demands just to show up.  “The contract paperwork appears to read that the speakers have full control of the client’s event. It certainly raises eyebrows and will put off many potential large corporations,” the source added. “Not many clients ever like inviting talent as star guests, who may be seen as running their event and telling them what to do.
********$400k??? That’s an insult!! We won’t get out of bed for that kind of money!!
****Actually, for that much, we’ll give a speech… then paint your house!!
******These speeches will be the most expensive Zoom calls in history!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
**Please Credit Publication!

Demi Lustin’ For Love Rat Justin!-(National Enquirer)

Demi Moore is drooling over love rat Justin Hartley’s Instagram posts, according to sources, who said she’s got it bad for the love ‘em and leave ‘em lothario!  “She’s had the hots for him ever since they filmed a funny skit” on Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” last year, an insider snitched.  At 43, Justin is 14 years younger-and friends said that is actually a selling point for the “Ghost” star, whose ex Ashton was 15 years younger than she was.  Justin dumped his ex-39-year-old real estate queen Chrishelle Stause-for Sofia Pernas late last year and alienated his “This Is Us” co-stars because Chrishelle was considered part of the “family.”  Demi is ignoring the warning signs.  “Demi’s going after her dream man and Justin checks every box-particularly as he’s got a bad-boy streak to go with that incredible body of his!”

Awkwafina’s Got a Killer New Role!-(Globe)

It’s “Mean Girls” meets “Barry” kind of escapade for Awkwafina, who’s taking the title role in a wild action comedy flick called “Shelly.”  The hilarious 32-year-old “Crazy Rich Asians” star-birth name Nora Lum-plays a teenager run out of town after a humiliating prom prank by a bully, played by Karen Gillan.  Developing a hardened heart, she emerges a decade later as an assassin-and her next assignment is killing her high school tormentor!  Sounds like a dream gig, until she discovers her teen nemesis matured into a really nice, awesome adult!

Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“I’m single and my cup runneth over with my kids, so it’s really not on my brain……It’s, like, fifth on the agenda.”-On if she’s looking to be in a relationship, Drew Barrymore.

“I don’t think she was paying attention….She may have been playing with some princesses.”-On 3-year-old daughter Alexis Olympia Jr.’s lack of interest in her tennis tournament, Serena Williams.

“People think I’m tough, but I’m such an empath, and I take on other people’s pain and sadness as my own.  And when I let people down, I’m hyperaware of it.”-On her outspoken personality, Chrissy Teigen.

“Every one of my exes thinks I’m crazy……I don’t care.”-On where she stands with her former boyfriends, Selena Gomez.

The Bank of Dad!  Connor’s Luxe Life-(Star)

Endless summer!  Tom Cruise’s son, Connor, returned to Instagram Sept.1, posting an enviable sunset shot aboard a luxury powerboat.  For years, the 25-year-old former DJ, who shares his dad’s devotion to Scientology, has been living his best life-all on the Mission:  Impossible star’s dime.  Now, sources say, it’s getting out of hand.  “His entire world is one huge vacation, from five-star fishing expeditions to partying with his friends,” spills an insider.  With Tom, 57, back on location in the U.K., Connor’s indulging himself even more, says the insider.  “He’ll disappear of f the Florida Keys for days at a time on fancy trips, living like a billionaire.”  When he’s home, he can kick back in his posh digs at Apex 1100, a pricey high-rise in Clearwater, Fla.

Throwback:  Reese Witherspoon-(Life & Style)

When she was in the third grade, Reese Witherspoon told her teacher that she wanted to become the first female president.  “Some of the kids laughed,” the Election star recalled, sharing a super-cute school photo.  “But my teacher looked me in the eye and said, ‘I will be the first person to vote for you.’”

A Bachelor Split Gets Ugly-(People)

When they announced their split in May, The Bachelor’s Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph said they’d remain friends-but that is decidedly not the case now.  On Sept. 11 Randolph, 25, Underwood’s final pick on the reality show, was granted a temporary restraining order against him.  In court papers she claimed that he showed up unannounced outside her Southern California home and placed a tracking device on her car.  “Cassie was terrified,” says an insider.  “She confronted him, and he left town.  When he came back, she was scared and wanted to pursue legal action.”  A rep for Underwood, 28, had no comment pending legal proceedings.  But the insider says Randolph hopes things will be resolved quickly.  “She just wants to move on.”

Number of the Week-(In Touch)

100 Million

-dollar amount Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez promised to give to charity if they become owners of the New York Mets and the team doesn’t win the World Series within 10 years.



Misspelled Sign Replaced

A North Carolina city said it is replacing a recently erected street sign after residents of Autumn Oaks Lane complained that the sign incorrectly identified their street as “Autum Oaks Drive.”  A Raleigh resident contacted WNCN-TV to complain that the sign, which recently was replaced after being struck by a vehicle, featured the misspelled word “Autum” and incorrectly identified the “lane” as a “drive.”  The city of Raleigh said the local transportation department has made a new sign and is delivering it to the local homeowner’s association for installation.  The city said the sign is maintained by the HOA.  The New Jersey Department of Transportation dealt with a similar situation in September 2018, when drivers complained that a sign on Route 37 misspelled the name of the town Lavallette. The department said the contractor responsible for the sign replaced it for free.
**********Somebody had ONE job!!!! And they blew it!!
TOPIC: Ever see a misspelled street sign?? WE HAVE RIGHT HERE!!

Asbestos Town Looking For New Name

Officials in a Quebec town called Asbestos said a planned vote on a new name for the municipality might be delayed after negative public reaction to the local council’s options: Phenix, Apalone, Trois-Lacs and Jeffery.  Mayor Hugues Grimard said Friday, four days after the name options were unveiled, that the local council is looking into other potential names after some of the town’s 7,000 residents reacted negatively to the suggestions.  The names that were originally slated to be voted on Oct. 14-18 were Phenix, the French version of the mythical fire bird Phoenix; Apalone, a species of turtle; Trois-Lacs, which means “Three Lakes” in English; and Jeffrey, the name of the man who operated the town’s first asbestos mine.  Town officials have long been discussing changing the name of Asbestos, which was named for the material originally mined in the town but has since come to be associated with deadly cancers. The official initiative to change the name began in November 2019, but was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
********They should rename it “Mesothelioma,” because that’s what you get from asbestos!!
*****It’s a nice town, but everybody wears a hazmat suit!!
*******They’ve been delayed by COVID. It’s like, “We have a bigger disease on the other line!!”

Man Invents “Candy Chute” For Halloween

An Ohio dad’s ingenuity is drawing attention online after he unveiled his Halloween invention: a “candy chute” for touch-free trick-or-treating. Andrew Beattie of Cincinnati said he and his 6-year-old daughter came up with the candy chute as a means of dispensing Halloween candy while social distancing and keeping the potential spread of germs to a minimum.  “We took a tube from an Amazon package and got out the spray paint and the duct tape,” Beattie told TODAY Parents.  The 6-foot tube was affixed to Beattie’s front porch handrail, creating a chute for handing out candy.  “This will be a completely ‘touch-free’ experience for trick or treaters,” Beattie wrote in a Facebook post. “There will be a sign at the bottom of the tube showing them where to hold their bags and buckets so the candy can drop right in.”  Beattie said the candy will all be factory sealed and he will be wearing gloves that he plans to change frequently to prevent the possibility of spreading germs.
*********If we can do THIS, why can’t we go to a football game??
********You know some kid is gonna lie on his back under the chute and say “Fire away!”

Florida Welcome Sign Hung In Wrong City

A new sign welcoming travelers to a Florida city is drawing attention and raising controversy for an unusual reason — it’s in the wrong city.  Clive Taylor, a Hollywood activist and vice president of the Hollywood Historical Society, sent an email to officials this week when he saw the new “Welcome to Dania Beach” sign on a road median that is securely within the Hollywood city limits.  The new sign replaced an older, smaller sign bearing a similar message.  “The little sign was bad enough,” Taylor told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “It should have never been there in the first place. But to have Dania put up this mini-billboard with lights on it is wrong. It says ‘Welcome to Dania Beach’ and you’re not even in Dania Beach.”  Dania Beach City Manager Ana Garcia confirmed she has been in contact with her counterpart in Hollywood about the issue.  City of Hollywood spokeswoman Joanne Hussey said the two cities are working together on a solution.  See the video HERE.
*********This is WAR!!!
********We think Hollywood should invade Dania Beach, wherever that is!! 








7 Ways To Get Kids To Actually Pay Attention During Remote Learning

Huffington Post


  1. Know what it means to actually “pay attention.”

Before parents (like me!) start fretting too much about whether our kids are paying attention (still me!), teachers say it’s important to clear up expectations.

“Break down what it means to pay attention. We say the phrase, but what does it mean? How does one ‘pay attention’ when they’re 7?” said Allen. “Sometimes we say things as adults that don’t translate to kids. This is one of them.”

Talk with your kid about what “paying attention” actually means, so you’re both clear. Like: Are your listening ears on? Are your eyes on whoever is speaking? Are you talking out of turn? Is your brain following what’s happening? It’s not necessarily: Are you sitting perfectly still without making a peep and politely raising your hand to answer every single question?


  1. Make a dedicated, consistent learning space for them.

This one can be hard for families without a ton of space. I, for example, have two adults and two kids crammed into a teeny walk-up apartment. But it really is important, experts say.

“It doesn’t matter if it’s the kitchen, living room or basement, but it should be free of distractions such as phones and TV, and most importantly it should be consistent,” said Sarah Brown Wessling, 2010 National Teacher of the Year and Johnston High School English teacher. “Consistency is key for at-home learning because it signals to your child that it’s time to learn and be engaged.”


  1. Let them fidget.

When I see my son squirm, my instinct is to assume he’s lost all interest. Which, to be fair, is sometimes true. But teachers know that sometimes kids just really need movement in order to tune in.

“Just like in school, some learners need to stand or fidget or move in order to pay attention,” Wessling said. “If this is your child, consider elevating your child’s screen onto a counter or on a stack of books so they can stand. I’m also a big fan of black binder clips for fidgeting.”

“For many of us, we can pay attention better when we are rubbing a piece of sandpaper in our pocket, playing with a rubber band … moving our hands or feet,” echoed Allen. “The good ol’ bungee cord around the bottom of the chair is a fun one for feet movement.” Maybe this is the year of the fidget spinner comeback?


  1. Find the best placement… for you.

It can be particularly hard as a parent of a young remote learner to know where you’re actually supposed to be. If I’m not there to oversee a live class call or start a taped one, my son is completely lost. Which makes sense. He’s 5.

But when I hang around too close, I know I’m more of a distraction. He defers to me, not his teacher. And I suspect he’s often self-conscious.

Wessling urged parents to play around with finding the right balance. “Be aware of your proximity,” she said. “Some children will work better when you are close, but not hovering. Others will work better with more independence and prefer an occasional check-in. What works for your child is the right thing to do.”


  1. Work in movement breaks. Lots of them.

“Kids (and adults) need to move while in front of the camera or computer!” Allen urged. “Maybe you and your kiddo have a secret signal, and you let the teacher in on it. At that signal, your kiddo can get up and move.”

You can keep it really simple and just have them get up and stretch or walk around for a few seconds. Or if you feel so inclined, you can take it up a notch. For example, Allen likes the idea of an activity board you can point to a few options on. Like: Two star jumps! One lunge! A quick yoga pose! And then they get back to work.


  1. Talk to your kid’s teacher — more than ever before.

Yes, teachers are slammed right now trying to figure out this “new normal.” But helping them get to know your child — and cementing the idea that you’re going to really tackle remote learning as a team — can go a long way in making sure online learning clicks. “Advocate for your kid. Speak up, and early,” Allen said. “Open those lines of communication so you all can figure out this new landscape together.”

Tell your child’s teacher early on if there’s anything that’s not working. And let them know when something is. Also, be patient. Have grace and compassion with teachers now more than ever, Allen urged. (Here are a few more practical ways to support teachers in this crazy, unprecedented year.)


  1. Don’t discipline them.

It can be pull-your-hair-out hard to watch your child struggle with online learning. We all want this to work. But don’t discipline your kid if they’re struggling.

“Avoid attaching immediate consequences to not paying attention. Especially early on in this experience, we don’t want our children to associate negativity with the desired behavior,” Wessling said. “Instead, affirm their good choices, model the behavior you’d most like to see, praise the small things and keep nudging them towards higher expectations.”

Also remember, your child’s teacher is actually their teacher. (Obvious, but easy to forget!) Lean on them and their accumulated wisdom to help you all get through this, as a team.


The preceding material was compiled and edited by Brandon Castillo.  The Editor-In-Chief is Gary Bryan.  The Radio Genius Show Prep Service is licensed for use on-air only by subscribing radio stations.  Other means of redistribution is forbidden.
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