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photo of embracing differences ME guest, Craig Pomranz

Do you have a child or know a child who has been teased or bullied for being “different”? Or did you experience that in your own childhood? What did your parents teach you about embracing differences?   Craig Pomranz, a popular New York singer, dancer and actor, saw this happening to his young godson, who…

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photo of separating children from their parents ME guest, Dr. Megan Gunnar

Every parent knows the heartache of hearing your baby or toddler cry when you leave them with a sitter for the evening or perhaps even head out of town on a business trip or child-free vacation. But the thought of separating children from their parents forcefully in a highly stressful situation, with no certainty of…

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photo of positive discipline ME guest, Dr. Jane Nelsen

When your toddler throws a toy in anger – or your teen slams the door and refuses to talk to you – your first impulse may be to yell at them. But how effective is that? And what would be more helpful, both in this situation and for the child’s longterm development?   Dr. Jane…

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photo of healthy eating ME guest, Cindi Lockhart

Most of us want to eat healthy and teach our kids about the importance of healthy eating. But it can be a challenge to sort through all the messages from experts, “wannabe” experts and well-meaning friends. Are all sugars the same and how much is too much? What about grains in our diet? How can…

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photo of divorce and children ME guest, Dr. Jordan Hart

When parents divorce, children typically experience a wide range of feelings, including loss, sadness, fear, anger and anxiety. These feelings come out in different ways, depending on age, personality and circumstances. But there are many things parents and other caring adults can do to help children cope and even thrive beyond this challenging time.  …

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