Expert Advice (270)

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The Key to Kids and Tech is Curiosity

Technology is here to stay. What’s best for our kids? Jonathan Mugan, author of “The Curiosity Cycle: Preparing your Child for the Ongoing Technological Explosion” shares.

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Raising a 21st Century “Wild Child”

Playing in the mud, watching butterflies, collecting rocks – these are the things that make childhood magical. Dr. Scott Sampson talks to us about the importance of ‘green time’ both for the future health of our children and the survival of out planet.

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Understanding Perfectionism In Young Children

Does your child have a tough time making a mistake or taking perceived risks for fear of failure? Parenting expert, Meg Akabas, shares her insight on how to guide our children inclined to accept nothing less than perfect.

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The Science of Parental Love

What is it that makes us feel crazy love for our children (even when they drive us nuts?!) We turn to science for the answer.

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Love and Marriage…and Kids

How important is it to make a real point of showing love to your partner in front of the children? “Very!” says Dr. Laura Markham.

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Redirecting the Holiday “Gimmes”

PRESENTS! The children have been waiting all year. But how can parents give to their kids without nurturing a sense of entitlement? Parenting expert, Betsy Brown Braun kicks in some great tips and scripts to help parents counter the excessive expectations of the Holidays.

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Pass the Gratitude, Please

Our littles might have high expectations for special gifts right about now, but what about the thanks? Annie Zirkel, author of “You’ll Thank Me Later – A Guide to Raising Grateful Children (& Why That Matters)” shares her ideas about instilling gratitude in the next generation.

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Kids and Fear: Helping Them Cope

Halloween is here, stirring up that tricky mix of playfulness and fear in the little ones. Why do kids often revel in the scary? How can we help them cope with real fear both in and out of spooky season? Michael Crowley, child psychologist and researcher at the Yale Child Study Center, shares some insight into the inner workings of fright in early childhood.