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self-compassion guest Dr. Shilagh Mirgain

We’ve all heard the question, “What kind of world are we leaving for our children?” But Dr. Shilagh Mirgain, a health and sport psychologist at the University of Wisconsin, turns that question on its head and asks, “What kind of children are we leaving for our world?” Whatever the ages of your children, don’t miss…

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Read what Marti and other experts had to say about pre-K options in this Southwest Metro Magazine article written by Renée Stewart-Hester. Here is an excerpt:   “ECFE really is a category unto itself and is as much, or more, for parents as for children,” Marti Erickson, Ph.D., of momenough.com, says. “I think it is…

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Mom Enough guest Peter Gray

Psychologist and research professor Peter Gray had spent years studying the biological foundations of emotions in rats and other mammals. But when his 9-year-old son had an angry outburst in the principal’s office, Peter was moved to tears and soon found himself shifting his research focus to studying education from a biological perspective. His conclusions…

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KARE_avoid negative patterns

Many of us will be with extended family for holiday celebrations, but those gatherings aren’t always all “hearts and flowers.” Do you dread being compared with your more successful cousin? Are you afraid you’ll take the bait for a heated argument with your opinionated uncle? Do you find yourself acting like a pouty 14-year-old? Or…

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self-control guest Stephanie Carlson

What researchers call “executive function” and most parents call “self-control” encompasses everything from paying attention in class to resisting the impulse to punch someone who gets in your space to managing frustration with a difficult project. However it shows up in daily life, executive function is key to school success and positive relationships. So how…

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