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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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photo of ME's math skills guest, Michele Mazzocco

Many children develop the idea that math is hard, just too much work and drudgery. And yet, even toddlers are attracted to numbers and have an intuitive sense of the meaning of basic math skills. So how can we sustain that interest in our young children or help our older kids recapture it? University of…

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. It’s a good time to make sure parents have the knowledge they need about a relatively common kind of brain injury in children, concussions.   Although a concussion is relatively minor compared to a more serious head injury, the long term consequences are not always minor, especially in the…

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