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Read what Marti and other discipline experts suggested in Real Simple’s September 2015 Kids & Parenting article by Ingela Ratledge.   Are time outs good? Are lots of rules helpful? How should you react when your child misbehaves in public? Find out in “7 Things Pros Wish Parents Knew About Discipline.” Catch a kid being…

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Read Aimee Blanchette’s Star Tribune article titled “Child’s play gets complicated with the modern play date.” Marti is one of the contributors, talking about the exaggerated fear and exaggerated threat parents feel about sending their children off to play with other children on their own.   To read the entire article, click here.

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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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Are your children (and you!) struggling to stay on top of homework, get enough sleep, eat healthy, relaxed meals and find time for a little fun? Maybe the underlying problem is time management! But beyond the preschool years, parents really can’t manage their kids’ time; instead they need to help kids build those important skills…

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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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