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photo of ME's materialistic children teens guest, Nathan Dungan

Did you know that being less materialistic is associated with greater happiness? Nathan Dungan, founder of Share Save Spend and Mom Enough’s go-to source on kids and money, builds on previous research in a new study that shows how a 3-part learning intervention reduced materialism and increased self-esteem for adolescents who participated.   Nathan joins…

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photo of ME's childhood obesity guest, Dr. Daheia Barr-Anderson

Dr. Daheia Barr-Anderson has spent her career trying to untangle the individual, family and community factors that contribute to overweight children and adolescents and childhood obesity. An assistant professor in the U of M’s College of Education and Human Development (Department of Kinesiology), Daheia has put that research into practice in family-focused interventions, including an…

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photo of ME's Kids & Family Reading Report guest, Liza Baker

These days it’s hard to miss the message about the importance of having books in our homes and reading to our children even before they can talk. But, with homework, busy after-school schedules and the seductiveness of all kinds of screen time, how can we keep our children reading for fun? In what ways do…

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photo of ME's juggling work and family guest, Dr. Brad Harrington

Conversations about juggling work and family often revolve around challenges faced by moms who are employed outside the home. But a study at Boston College’s Center for Work and Family is changing the conversation, with findings that highlight how some fathers are facing similar struggles as they take on increasing responsibility at home and still…

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photo of ME's school start times and sleep guest, Kyla Wahlstrom

The quantity and quality of sleep a person gets is important to health, safety and well-being at every age. But recent research highlights the unique sleep needs of adolescents and the high cost when those needs are not met – from poorer school performance to depression to greater risk of car accidents and more.  …

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