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How to Motivate Your Child

Got a kid who doesn’t seem interested in sports, art or other activities? Drags his feet at doing chores? Can’t finish what she starts? Our expert, Dr. John Mayer, helps us figure out how to light an appropriate fire under our flock’s behinds.

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Moving Through Frustration

We’ve all had to navigate through the enormous emotional outbursts that accompany our kids’ frustration. Thanks goodness we’ve got Jennifer Waldburger, LCSW to help us figure out how to manage these overwhelming feelings in our kids – and ourselves!

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Separation Anxiety and School

Both parents and children have big feelings about the first day of school. Mary Hartzell, a longtime early childhood educator, wrote an article about the separation anxiety felt by both parent and child.

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Safety Sense for Parents and Kids

How do we teach our children safety rules without scaring them about the big bad world? Pattie Fitzgerald, founder of Safely Ever After, leads the way, sharing sensible and learnable tips.

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Recognizing Our First Love – Mom.

This mother’s day we sit down with Lisa Erspamer, creator of the book “A Letter to My Mom,” to talk about her experience making the book and why taking the time to recognize our moms is really worth it.

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Why Self-Care Matters

For many of us moms, taking care of our own needs often feels like a “back burner” issue, but if we don’t make sure to fill our personal love bank, things can go from bad to worse in a hot minute. Acclaimed psychologist, author and tv/radio personality Dr. Jenn Mann (formerly Dr. Jenn Berman) shares her thoughts on the importance of self-care for keeping mama — and the family — happy and healthy.

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Nurturing Empathy in Kids

Dr. Lawrence Shapiro helps us learn how to maintain and grow empathy in our kids, and why it’s such a critical quality to preserve.

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Moms and Medication

Are you using medication to help ease your depression or anxiety? Did this choice happen after you had children? You’re not alone. Laura Markham, Ph.D., gives us some empathy and insight into moms using meds.

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Fighting in Front of the Kids?

Should parents argue in front of their kids or keep it behind closed doors? Could there be any benefit for the little ones to witness parental conflict? Judith Sherven, PhD, an expert in conflict resolution, helps us work it out.

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