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It’s Super Bowl week and excitement is high! These high-stakes games can be an emotional roller coaster for some people as they ride the highs and lows with their favorite team. Sometimes emotions boil over and create serious tension when friends or family members cheer for different teams, forgetting that this is just a game….

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photo of ME's youth sports & character development guest, Dr. Nicole LaVoi

How many hours have you spent driving your kids to games and practice for their various youth sports activities? What are your expectations and hopes about what your children will gain from their participation? Better health and fitness? Character development? A scholarship or big money?   Dr. Nicole LaVoi is Senior Lecturer in Kinesiology, Co-Director…

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 Parents so often react rather than reflect. When daily hassles and stressors lead us to lash out at our kids or partner, we need to pause to think (reflect) about what is really bothering us. If we can be reflective parents, we will be effective parents.   Watch as Marti explains how pausing (thinking…

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photo of ME's promoting language development in children guest, Dr. Maria Sera

Language skills are essential to academic learning, positive relationships and clear thinking. Parents have a crucial role in promoting language development in children through simple, everyday interactions from infancy to adulthood, whether or not English is the primary language at home and whether or not a child is bilingual.   Dr. Maria Sera, who has…

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photo of ME's easing grief in children guest, Coral Popowitz

Grief is a natural and dynamic response to a major loss and, for people of all ages, it demands time and understanding. But with grief in children, it doesn’t always look the way we expect. Children sometimes may appear irreverent or disrespectful – or they may be unbearably sad one minute and dashing out to…

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