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family relationships in the digital age guest Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair

Many adults bemoan the extent to which electronic communication has replaced face-to-face interactions for kids today. But what would children say about the impact of technology on their relationships, including their relationships with parents? Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, a clinical psychologist and instructor at Harvard Medical School, interviewed 1000 children (ages 4 – 18), 500 parents…

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photo of dental health ME guest, Roger Lucas

When Marti & Erin saw the book More Chocolate, No Cavities, they thought, “What in the world?” But author and dentist, Dr. Roger Lucas, has a strong, research-based dental health message and clear tips on “teeth-friendly foods” to give your children. He also shares common snacks to avoid or keep to a minimum, the importance…

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photo of picky eaters and problem feeders ME guest Robin Campbell

Feeding our children, at any age, is the most basic way we nurture them and support their health and development. But too often, especially with picky eaters, mealtime becomes a battleground and a source of stress for the whole family. This week’s Mom Enough guest, Occupational Therapist Robin Campbell from St. David’s Center for Child…

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substance use in pregnancy guest Dr. Adrienne Richardson

One of the first steps toward having a healthy baby is to make healthy choices during pregnancy. Smoking (or breathing secondhand smoke), drinking alcohol and/or using drugs during pregnancy poses serious threats to your child’s longterm health and development. Even before you begin trying to become pregnant, it’s important to have accurate information about the…

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photo of infant sleep recommendations guest Crystal Clancy

The “Back to Sleep” Campaign has been highly effective in reducing SIDS. Along with keeping blankets, pillows and other loose objects out of the crib, putting babies to sleep on their backs led to a 53% reduction in SIDS between 1992 and 2001. Now, to bring death rates even lower, the American Academy of Pediatrics…

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