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What is Environmental Health Guest Dr. Bill Toscano

What is environmental health? In recent years we’ve become increasingly aware of threats to our children’s health posed by such widely-used products as lead-based paints, hormone-laced milk and toxic plastics. It can feel overwhelming to try to figure out what we should avoid, use with caution or not worry about at all. This week’s guest,…

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Parent Involvement in Education show hosts

For school-age children, those lazy days of summer are almost gone and the challenges of school and homework are the order of the day. But kids are not the only ones who need to work in order to achieve success in school; parent involvement in education is also needed. Family involvement in a child’s learning…

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talking to children about death guest Catherine Urdahl

Talking to children about death or the serious illness of a loved one is challenging. When a parent, grandparent or other loved one is not well, children often experience a wide range of emotions and may express those feelings in ways adults find surprising or even disturbing. How can you help your child make sense…

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creative writing for children guest Pam Allyn

Mastery of the written word is essential in nearly all walks of life, and success begins early. But that doesn’t mean drilling your toddler on letters and words. Pam Allyn, literacy expert and author of Your Child’s Writing Life, joins Marti and Erin to talk about creative writing for children – tot to teen. Pam…

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teaching children about money guest Nathan Dungan

As parents, too often we move through life letting our children learn about money in a scattered and informal way. But, from the moment our children can say, “I want…,” we have an opportunity to engage them in ongoing conversations and action that will shape their lifelong attitudes and behavior about spending, saving and sharing….

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