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the teenage brain guest Dr. Dan Siegel

As parents, many of us are uneasy about how we will see our children through adolescence – how we’ll handle the times when they push away from us or engage in risky behaviors. But UCLA professor Dr. Dan Siegel sees a great opportunity in the teen years for parents and other caring adults to capitalize…

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gender bias guest Jennifer Ring

As the only girl on her Little League teams, Jennifer Ring’s daughter more than held her own with her male teammates. But when she wanted to continue playing baseball instead of switching to the girls’ softball team, the adults around her put up barriers at every step. Dr. Ring, a political science professor at the…

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early intervention guest Jessica Mattson

Jessica Mattson knew something was not right with her son’s development when he was a year old. But she wasn’t sure where to turn, especially since her pediatrician thought Ben was doing fine. Eventually, with encouragement from a cousin, Jessica sought help through her school district’s early intervention team, leading to identification of Ben’s special…

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competence guest Greg Lais

We love our children and we hate to see them struggle, right? But are we harming them in the long run by making things too easy for them? Greg Lais, founding director of Wilderness Inquiry, thinks so and has spent the past 35 years taking people of all ages and abilities into nature to meet…

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estate planning guest Gretchen Baker

Do you have a will in place? Have you filed documents specifying who would care for your children if something happened to you? And what about putting money in a trust for your children with clear conditions for when and how they can access it? This week’s Mom Enough guest, attorney Gretchen Baker, answers these…

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