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environments that promote grit guest Paul Tough

In his popular book How Children Succeed (2012), Paul Tough identified qualities like grit, curiosity, self-control and optimism as most important to children’s longterm success. Drawing on a wealth of research (including the Minnesota Longitudinal Study of Risk & Adaptation), Paul challenged the ways we often try to predict or measure success and helped change…

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Check out this helpful, brief article on easing the morning hassle as kids go back to school. Marti is one of several sources for this Us Weekly article by Ingela Ratledge titled, Four No-Fail Ways to Get Your Kids Ready Faster in the Morning.   Here is a piece of the article:   Can’t seem…

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Paradox of Modern Parenthood guest Jennifer Senior

In 2010, Jennifer Senior wrote a New York Magazine cover story about modern parenthood that triggered a firestorm of responses in the national media. Building on extensive research in such fields as psychology, sociology and history, as well as discussions with many parents “in the trenches,” Jennifer expanded her article to a book that explores…

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When adults with children marry again after being divorced or widowed, there are joys and challenges for parents, kids and extended family members. With thoughtful, mature decision-making on the part of the adults involved, a blended multigenerational family can thrive and, most importantly, succeed.   Marti shared with KARE 11 News at 11‘s Bryan Piatt…

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childhood vaccines guest Dr. Andrea Singh

Scientific breakthroughs have led to vaccines that have eliminated illnesses that used to cause death or lasting disabilities for both children and adults. (Marti remembers all too well the polio epidemic that struck the small town where her family lived before the polio vaccine was available.) Even when diseases have not been eradicated, vaccines offer…

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