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respectful discipline guest Ada Alden

So many power struggles can be avoided when children have an opportunity to choose for themselves or to have a voice in family decisions. But how do you know when it’s time to negotiate with a child and when it’s time to just lay down the law? This week’s guest, parent educator Dr. Ada Alden,…

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parent child relationship guest Gene Roehkepartain

For decades, Search Institute has studied assets that are most important for helping children and teens grow up well. In their latest study, they examine the importance of five key strategies in developmental relationships in the family: 1) Express care 2) Challenge to grow 3) Support 4) Share power 5) Expand possibilities   Tune into…

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Hazelden Betty Ford guest Dr. Leslie Adair

As parents, most of us would rather not even think about the possibility that our son or daughter could develop an addiction to alcohol or other substances. But putting our head in the sand only increases the risks. Dr. Leslie Adair, Director of Mental Health & Family Services at Hazelden Betty Ford’s adolescent and young…

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child passenger safety guest Heather Darby

According to the CDC, car crashes continue to be the leading cause of death and serious injury for children under 14 years of age. But there is much we can do to reduce the risk for our children. The first step is to know and follow not only the laws about child passenger safety, but…

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the teenage brain guest Dr. Dan Siegel

As parents, many of us are uneasy about how we will see our children through adolescence – how we’ll handle the times when they push away from us or engage in risky behaviors. But UCLA professor Dr. Dan Siegel sees a great opportunity in the teen years for parents and other caring adults to capitalize…

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