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photo of ME's easing grief in children guest, Coral Popowitz

Grief is a natural and dynamic response to a major loss and, for people of all ages, it demands time and understanding. But with grief in children, it doesn’t always look the way we expect. Children sometimes may appear irreverent or disrespectful – or they may be unbearably sad one minute and dashing out to…

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photo of ME's early childhood social-emotional development guest, Paula Frisk

Have you ever heard someone say about a baby or toddler, “It’s a good thing that trauma happened before he was aware of it.” Unfortunately, that is a very misleading statement. Long before babies have words, they can experience stress and trauma and remember it in their bodies and brains, often with lasting negative effects…

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photo of ME's teaching children civility guest, Dr. Abi Gewirtz

As parents, many of us have been concerned about the incivility that has become so common in politics, media and public conversation and behavior. How can we teach our children civility – to be polite, respectful and empathic when they are surrounded with examples of adults doing the opposite? How can we help our children…

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photo of ME's mothers and employment guest, Dr. Deborah Kahn

As moms, most of us give a lot of thought to deciding to be employed or to be an at-home mother. We may seek input from family, friends and books, even as pervasive media images of “having it all” also seep into our thinking. But what is known about the effects of a mother’s employment…

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photo of ME's Terrific Toddlers guest, Judy Schumacher

It can be difficult to think toddlers are terrific when they are throwing a tantrum at the grocery store, rejecting the fancy new potty chair you bought or shouting “No!” in response to nearly every request you make. But the toddler period really is a time of extraordinary learning and development, and even the most…

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