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Our lives are complex and challenging. The lack of a strong support network for ourselves leaves us in an emotionally depleted state that makes it difficult to give our children what we don’t have for ourselves. We need to balance being there for our children with staying connected with those people who support us. Watch…

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A barrier to being Mom Enough is technology. Are you putting your smartphone and your laptop above your children? Don’t send the message that you care more about those means of communication than your children. Watch as Marti shares why you need to be aware of times when your children are trying to connect with…

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The University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) experts will share evidence-based research on effective child-rearing at a time when myth-busting and innovative solutions are needed more than ever. Watch for shows and resource sheets featuring CEHD’s world-class research and easy-to-understand tips for tough parenting challenges. We’re excited to showcase CEHD’s expertise…

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Children need opportunities to contribute, to do something of value. They thrive when parents give them opportunities to discover what they can contribute to the wellbeing of their family and community. Children need to be allowed, encouraged and supported in identifying and using their unique qualities and skills for the common good. Watch as Marti…

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Children need limits to feel secure. When your toddler runs toward the street, instead of saying “no,” say “danger” because it gives the child a reason for not continuing to run. You’re teaching the child and telling him why at the same time – setting a clear limit. Watch for more tips from Erin, including…

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