September 18, 2001

Post traumatic stress disorder sets in after experiencing an extreme situation of loss or destruction. Today, Todd talks with psychiatrist Israel Liberzon about the disorder, and how it affects the body. Liberzon explains some treatments that might work, and how the body responds physically to a frightening situation. Liberzon is an associate professor at the University of Michigan.

Raising kids is tough, and in today's world of indulgence, it's even tougher. Psychologist Daniel Kindlon talks with Todd about raising kids with values, and how to keep from spoiling them. His book is "Too Much of a Good Thing: Raising Children of Character in an Indulgent Age".

Abigail Stewart runs SmartGirl.com, an interactive website for girls. Stewart tells Todd about the benefits of such a site for girls, and the educational aspects recently added to the site. Girls can exchange opinions and stories on the site, explains Stewart. She is director of the Institue for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan.