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Most of us know how important it is to read to children from an early age, but you may not know how beneficial it is to tell stories to children of all ages – both made up stories and real stories from your own experience. Holiday gatherings are a great time to get started in…

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photo of ME's juggling work and family guest, Dr. Brad Harrington

Conversations about juggling work and family often revolve around challenges faced by moms who are employed outside the home. But a study at Boston College’s Center for Work and Family is changing the conversation, with findings that highlight how some fathers are facing similar struggles as they take on increasing responsibility at home and still…

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photo of ME's school start times and sleep guest, Kyla Wahlstrom

The quantity and quality of sleep a person gets is important to health, safety and well-being at every age. But recent research highlights the unique sleep needs of adolescents and the high cost when those needs are not met – from poorer school performance to depression to greater risk of car accidents and more.  …

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photo of ME's healing after miscarriage stillbirth loss, Delta Larkey & Alyssa Wright

For many of us, pregnancy is a time of excitement, joy and anticipation of who this baby will be. But when anticipation turns to loss through miscarriage, a devastating prenatal diagnosis or stillbirth, grief engulfs mom, dad and other family members. Too often these heartbreaking experiences are suffered in silence – or perhaps dismissed by…

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photo of ME's talking with children about disturbing events guest, Dr. Abi Gewirtz

Every day there are stories in the news that are frightening or upsetting to both adults and children. The 24/7 news cycle, with constant repetition of these stories, can magnify the emotional impact on people of all ages. But talking with children about disturbing events can be done in a way that protects their emotional…

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