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Turning your teen loose with the family car is an anxious moment for most of us parents – and for good reason, given that car accidents are the number one cause of death for people 15 – 19 years of age. But the good news is we have much greater impact on our children’s driving…

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Most parents want to do everything in their power to give their kids a happy childhood, but sometimes their best intentions can backfire. If they do too much to make life easy for the children, they might deprive them of a chance to build the skills they will need to navigate life’s ups and downs….

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April is Let’s G.O. (Get Outside) month, a great time to remind yourself why being out in nature is so important to your children’s health and well-being – and your own! This week’s Mom Enough guest, Jeff Ledermann, has spent the last 20 years working with the Minnesota Department of Education to help educators integrate…

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We hear often about the achievement gap, the term used to describe wide disparities in educational outcomes among children of different ethnic backgrounds. For example, although Minnesota historically has ranked well overall on measures of educational attainment, Latino children in Minnesota rank the worst in the nation when it comes to the achievement gap and…

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As parents, we often have strong reactions to the idea of medicating our children because of emotional or behavioral problems. But, as this week’s Mom Enough guest knows, medication sometimes can free a child to learn and play and thrive. Child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Elizabeth Reeve joins Marti & Erin for a thoughtful and…

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