Dr. Sean Hayes is a Clinical Psychologist and Organizational Behavioural Change Expert who specializes in the area of “Stress and Coping.” More specifically, he addresses the effects that modern stresses have on our health, relationships and family dynamics, as well as how the impact of "continuous disruptive change” affects those in business and professional settings.
In this episode of Parenting Then and Now, Dr. Hayes joined Sam to discuss a number of related items, including the following topics:
- Growing up in the '70's and the phenomenon of "Latchkey Kids"
- The prevalence of unstructured play in the 70's and 80's compared to today where Dr. Hayes says that kids' activities are often too structured
- Parents' expectations of their kids via enrollment in various sports leagues and extra-curricular lessons
- Why kids shouldn't always win
- The perception of "stranger danger" as opposed to the actual danger that may or may not exist