Kresta in the Afternoon with special guest host Marybeth Hicks – July 10, 2015 – Hour 1

+  The Criminalization of Parenting

  • Description: We’ve heard the stories of parents being arrested for letting their kids go down the street to the park and CPS removing children ages 6 and 10 for playing basketball in their back yard when their parents were gone. Lenore Skenazy says she is here to fight the belief that our children are in constant danger from creeps, kidnapping, germs, grades, flashers, frustration, failure, baby snatchers, bugs, bullies, men, sleepovers and/or the perils of a non-organic grape. It’s the free-range kids vs helicopter parenting discussion.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Lenore Skenazy
      Lenore Skenazy was once dubbed “America’s Worst Mom” for allowing her nine-year-old son to ride the New York City subway alone. She’s now an advocate for “Free Range Kids,” the belief that kids will be perfectly safe even if they aren’t closely monitored 24/7. Lenore is the author of Free Range Kids: How to raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry) and the Free Range Kids blog. She also hosts the World’s Worst Mom reality show on Discovery Life. Contact her at
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+  The Criminalization of Parenting (continued)

+  The Grace of “Yes”

  • Description: Beloved Catholic blogger Lisa Hendey is here to explore eight spiritual virtues that she believes are foundational to the Christian life. In opening windows to pivotal moments of her own spiritual journey, she helps us learn about belief, creativity, integrity, humility, vulnerability, saying no, and starting over, and shows how these virtues lead to generous living and the ability to joyously say yes to God.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Lisa Hendey
      Lisa Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Momsand A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. Lisa’s newest project, the “Chime Travelers” fiction for elementary school readers, is based upon the lives of the saints. The first two books in the series are The Secret of the Shamrock (St. Patrick) and The Sign of the Carved Cross (St. Kateri Tekakwitha).As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs, including Catholic Mom TV and Making the Grade, a program aimed at promoting quality Catholic education. Lisa has additionally appeared on EWTN, CatholicTV and as a part of the Momnipotent DVD series. Find her at
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