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Raising Good Citizens In The Age of School Shootings With Dr. Robert Saul

Zac May 22

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Summary

Here we are on May 22, 2018, three days after another school shooting kills 10.

What emotions do you feel after reading this sentence?

I feel concerned, outraged, and confused.

But don’t worry, we are joined this week by pediatrician and pediatric leader, Dr. Robert Saul, award-winning geneticist and medical director of general pediatrics at Greenville Health System.

In 1999, Dr. Saul wrote an op-ed series in response to Columbine and the work evolved into a parental guide for raising children to be good citizens.

And 18 years later, it’s as pertinent as ever.

Based on the paradigm of the “Five Steps to Community Improvement,” the book titled “My Children’s Children,” became a guide for raising children to be good citizens in the age of school shootings.

As he stated on Linkedin hours after the most recent school shooting, “The positive messages stressed are so much better than suggestions to make school’s fortresses or to arm teachers. There is a better way!”

We also discuss how he is currently working on a book with the AAP titled, “Thinking Developmentally,” an evidence-based roadmap for building a healthier future for the next generation, and how he teaches his pediatricians to stay curious and committed to being right.

Are you ready to hear Dr. Saul’s inspirational story?

Sit back, relax, and become inspired.

Quotes

“Conflict resolution does not exist in an environment of hate or intolerance. You have to be able to listen and learn.”

“You have to be open, committed to learning, and curious versus closed, defensive, and committed be being right.”

Show Notes

Highlights

6:10 – The impetus for Dr. Saul’s book about raising outstanding citizens

10:14 – Five huge steps towards making a difference in your community

14:53 – Significance of using science to further pediatrics

18:02 – Severe effects of stress during adolescence

23:18 – Dr. Saul’s new book about nurturing wellness in childhood to promote lifelong health

27:50 – A day in the life of Dr. Saul

References

“Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom

-The final lesson between a college professor, Morrie, and one of his long lost students

“Thinking Developmentally” by Robert Saul & Andrew Garner

-An evidence-based road map for building a healthier future for the next generation

 

For more information, visit Dr. Robert Saul’s website or email him at rsaul@ghs.org

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