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photo of ME's father and fatherhood reflections guest, Dr. Oliver Williams

As a Social Work professor, Oliver Williams has devoted his career to helping men find the strength, compassion and self-control to treat their partners and children kindly and respectfully. With a special focus on African American men, Oliver works with local communities and national and international organizations to reduce domestic violence and support positive fathering….

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One of the most important qualities a person can have is resilience, the ability to stay strong through life’s ups and downs and bounce back after major difficulties. Parents have a powerful influence on a child’s development of resilience, and experiences in the earliest months are especially important. So, what helps children build resilience? And,…

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photo of ME's Abbey's Hope guest, Katey Taylor

Katey & Scott Taylor faced a devastating loss when their daughter Abbey suffered horrific injuries due to a faulty drain in a public wading pool and subsequently died. With strength and resilience, they and their family have worked to make sure no other child experiences what Abbey did.   Aptly named “Abbey’s Hope,” their foundation…

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You can create a rich language environment for your children. What does that mean?   Watch as Erin explains how to create a language environment by talking to infants long before they can talk back; engaging children with stories, songs and rhymes; asking “why” and “how” and “what if…” questions that stretch the children’s minds…

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photo of ME's physical activity for children guest, Katherine Ites

For too many of our children, today’s sedentary lifestyle poses a serious threat to their longterm health and well-being. At the same time, many of our more active children are drawn into highly competitive sports at early ages, with risk of injury if they don’t receive appropriate guidance about how much physical activity is too…

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