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photo of ME's family member’s substance use guest, Dr. Kristen Burnett

Substance use is one of today’s major health problems, affecting countless families and creating pain and confusion for children. But many of us are uncertain how to talk with children about a family member’s substance use problem, and that uncertainty too often leads to avoidance and secrecy that only compound the problems.   This week’s…

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photo of ME's cultural competence guests, Carolyn Smallwood & Ashley Saupp

Headlines remind us everyday of how divided we have become in this country and how little we understand of each other’s experience, past and present. But our peace, security and wellbeing (and that of our children) depend on how we learn to understand and respect each other.   As this week’s Mom Enough guests recognize,…

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photo of ME's seat belt safety guest, Shannon Ryder

As a firefighter and first responder to traffic accidents, Shannon Ryder saw firsthand the tragedies that can result when drivers and passengers don’t follow best practices in traffic safety.   Now, as coordinator of child passenger safety for DPS-OTS, Shannon devotes her career to helping parents understand and apply strategies to protect children at every…

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photo of ME's bridging the digital divide guest, Jill Hornbacher

For low income families, “equal opportunity” is missing in many aspects of their lives, including access to high-speed internet and the devices necessary to use that connection. This gap in access to the Internet and computers is known as the digital divide. In today’s technology-driven world, how does a student do homework without access? How…

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Most school-age kids are facing reality this week: summer is behind us and the demands of school and homework are upon us! Of course, parents face those demands too and play a crucial role in making sure children are physically and emotionally ready for optimal learning.   Marti shared with KARE 11 News at 11’s…

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