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take time for yourself show with Marti & Erin

As a mom, you may feel guilty when you take time for yourself. You may worry that you’re neglecting your children’s needs if you go out with friends, have a date night with your partner, take time to go to a class, take a nap, exercise or even just relax in a hot bath. But,…

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respectful discipline guest Ada Alden

So many power struggles can be avoided when children have an opportunity to choose for themselves or to have a voice in family decisions. But how do you know when it’s time to negotiate with a child and when it’s time to just lay down the law? This week’s guest, parent educator Dr. Ada Alden,…

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parent child relationship guest Gene Roehkepartain

For decades, Search Institute has studied assets that are most important for helping children and teens grow up well. In their latest study, they examine the importance of five key strategies in developmental relationships in the family: 1) Express care 2) Challenge to grow 3) Support 4) Share power 5) Expand possibilities   Tune into…

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StarTribune_PerfctPlayDate

In Aimee Blanchette’s Star Tribune article, Marti explains that technology and hyperscheduling during play dates is stifling children. For a better play date, follow the advice of Marti and other experts – including parents – and incorporate the 12 steps from the article.   To read “12 steps to the perfect play date,” click here.

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Hazelden Betty Ford guest Dr. Leslie Adair

As parents, most of us would rather not even think about the possibility that our son or daughter could develop an addiction to alcohol or other substances. But putting our head in the sand only increases the risks. Dr. Leslie Adair, Director of Mental Health & Family Services at Hazelden Betty Ford’s adolescent and young…

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