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talking to children about death guest Catherine Urdahl

Talking to children about death or the serious illness of a loved one is challenging. When a parent, grandparent or other loved one is not well, children often experience a wide range of emotions and may express those feelings in ways adults find surprising or even disturbing. How can you help your child make sense…

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creative writing for children guest Pam Allyn

Mastery of the written word is essential in nearly all walks of life, and success begins early. But that doesn’t mean drilling your toddler on letters and words. Pam Allyn, literacy expert and author of Your Child’s Writing Life, joins Marti and Erin to talk about creative writing for children – tot to teen. Pam…

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teaching children about money guest Nathan Dungan

As parents, too often we move through life letting our children learn about money in a scattered and informal way. But, from the moment our children can say, “I want…,” we have an opportunity to engage them in ongoing conversations and action that will shape their lifelong attitudes and behavior about spending, saving and sharing….

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how to talk to your child about drugs guest, Dr. Joseph Lee

We all know someone who has experienced the pain and tragedy of substance abuse or addiction, and we long to keep our child safe from such harm. Sometimes we feel powerless in the face of the many temptations our child is likely to encounter. But Dr. Joseph Lee, Medical Director of Hazelden’s Center for Youth…

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best ways to potty train guest Dr. Andy Barnes

As parents, many of us struggle to sort through varied and often contradictory bits of advice on the best ways to potty train from childrearing books, peers, grandparents and childcare providers. We wonder when our child should be out of diapers, when toileting “accidents” are something to worry about, and what approach will be most…

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