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early puberty guests Julianna Deardorff & Louise Greenspan

The average age of the onset of puberty has dropped significantly in recent years, but research on probable early puberty causes yields some surprises that defy popular beliefs. Dr. Louise Greenspan and Dr. Julianna Deardorff, authors of The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Development in Today’s Girls, join Marti & Erin in this week’s…

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KARE_Halloween fun

Halloween can be scary, especially for young children. Many kids imagine creatures hiding in their closet or under their bed even when it’s not Halloween. Parents should make the celebration fun not scary by choosing age appropriate decorations, costumes and events. If your child is one of those who is fearful, help him or her…

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explaining cancer to a child guests Brian & Betsy Lucas

Brian and Betsy Lucas were a happy, successful couple with two very young daughters when a stunning medical diagnosis transformed life, as they knew it. Brian chronicled their 2-year saga of heartache and hope in his award-winning book, Here Comes the Sun: A Young Family’s Journey through Cancer. Now both Brian and Betsy join Marti…

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effects of media on children guest Lisa Guernsey

As parents we get lots of different messages about the place of video and TV in our children’s lives. While ads claim some videos will make kids smarter, many experts say no media is good media for babies and toddlers. Yet the reality is that most parents resort at least occasionally to plopping their child…

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parenting teens guest Joani Geltman

The explosion of new technologies over the last 20 years has opened a whole new world to children and teens, posing both opportunities and challenges for kids and parents alike. The adolescent years probably always have presented issues that make parents uncomfortable. But technology has raised the stakes in parenting teens with threats like online…

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