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early intervention guest Jessica Mattson

Jessica Mattson knew something was not right with her son’s development when he was a year old. But she wasn’t sure where to turn, especially since her pediatrician thought Ben was doing fine. Eventually, with encouragement from a cousin, Jessica sought help through her school district’s early intervention team, leading to identification of Ben’s special…

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competence guest Greg Lais

We love our children and we hate to see them struggle, right? But are we harming them in the long run by making things too easy for them? Greg Lais, founding director of Wilderness Inquiry, thinks so and has spent the past 35 years taking people of all ages and abilities into nature to meet…

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estate planning guest Gretchen Baker

Do you have a will in place? Have you filed documents specifying who would care for your children if something happened to you? And what about putting money in a trust for your children with clear conditions for when and how they can access it? This week’s Mom Enough guest, attorney Gretchen Baker, answers these…

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learning a second language guest Melissa Koenig

Very young children have a remarkable capacity to learn whatever language (or languages) they hear. But as we get older, we often struggle at learning a second language and may never “speak like a native” (as Marti learned years ago trying to order a beer in Sweden!). Why is that so? And, as parents, what…

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embarrassing moments guest Nancy Carlson

Nancy Carlson understands children’s feelings and turns that understanding into delightful picture books that help children confront some of life’s most embarrassing moments and experiences. In this lively, free-wheeling discussion with Marti & Erin, Nancy highlights her two most recent books: the self-explanatory Sometimes You Barf and It’s OK to Ask!, a wonderful story about…

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