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the role of the father in child development guest Andre Dukes

In the early months of a child’s life many dads struggle to find their role in caring for the baby and supporting mom through those exhausting days and nights. And sometimes we moms send messages, subtle and not-so-subtle, that dad just can’t measure up to our standards of care. But, in the long run, everyone…

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KARE appearance on preventing summer learning loss

Marti talked with KARE 11 News at 11’s Diana Pierce about preventing summer learning loss, and we’ll share the video if it becomes available.   Research shows that most children experience a significant summer learning loss, requiring teachers to spend extensive time reviewing in the fall. But there are many cost-free ways to keep children…

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Modern parenting guest Jennifer Senior

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

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Connecting children with nature interview

A shared nature experience with your child helps strengthen the family bond. As interview host Tania Moloney from Nurture in Nature points out, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes.   Delighting along with your child in things that you’re exploring and enjoying together can happen more easily outdoors in nature….

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Guest Judith Kahn from teenwisemn.org for “birds and the bees” talk

Many of us remember uncomfortable childhood moments when our parents sat us down for “the talk” about the “birds and the bees” or maybe they just awkwardly handed us a book about our changing bodies. But today we know children need much more than the “birds and the bees” facts about sex; they need ongoing…

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