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photo of ME's autism therapy & what parents can do guest, Vanessa Slivken

Children on the autism spectrum face many challenges, but appropriate therapy makes a major difference in their longterm adjustment and learning. There also are many practical things parents can do to support their child’s development. Vanessa Slivken, Senior Director of Autism Services at St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development, joins Marti & Erin…

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photo of development of motor skills ME guest, Dr. Michael Wade

Is your child a late walker or still struggling to find his balance on a bike while his friends ride by? Does your first-grader have trouble printing her name clearly? Or do you worry that your premature baby may never keep up on the sports field? Dr. Michael Wade, professor of Kinesiology in the University…

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photo of ME's Office of Traffic Safety safe in cars guest, Heather Darby

As parents, we all worry about threats to our children’s health and safety. And yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading threat to the lives of children under the age of 14 is the ordinary experience of riding in a car. So, what can we do to keep our children…

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photo of ME's suicide survivors guests, Becky Anderson & Aidan Anderson

A parent’s death is devastating to the surviving spouse and children. But when the death is by suicide, stigma may lead to silence and isolation, and suicide survivors often experience the added pain of guilt, shame, confusion and anger. Rebecca Anderson and her children lost their husband and father to suicide in 2002 and, since…

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photo of ME's reflective parenting guest, Dr. Regina Pally

When our child misbehaves, we often react quickly with a lecture, a consequence or an angry outburst. But what if we paused to see through our child’s eyes and understand what motivated his or her behavior? What if we took a moment to assess our own feelings and how they are colored by stress or…

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