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photo of ME's Abbey's Hope guest, Katey Taylor

Katey & Scott Taylor faced a devastating loss when their daughter Abbey suffered horrific injuries due to a faulty drain in a public wading pool and subsequently died. With strength and resilience, they and their family have worked to make sure no other child experiences what Abbey did.   Aptly named “Abbey’s Hope,” their foundation…

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You can create a rich language environment for your children. What does that mean?   Watch as Erin explains how to create a language environment by talking to infants long before they can talk back; engaging children with stories, songs and rhymes; asking “why” and “how” and “what if…” questions that stretch the children’s minds…

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photo of ME's physical activity for children guest, Katherine Ites

For too many of our children, today’s sedentary lifestyle poses a serious threat to their longterm health and well-being. At the same time, many of our more active children are drawn into highly competitive sports at early ages, with risk of injury if they don’t receive appropriate guidance about how much physical activity is too…

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What can you do to help your infant cry less, be more independent as a toddler and be more cooperative as he or she gets older? Children absolutely need a secure base, which begins in infancy. You won’t spoil a baby by responding to them consistently and predictably.   Throughout development, moms and dads continue…

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photo of ME's potty training and bed-wetting guest, Dr. Andrew Barnes

As parents, many of us struggle to sort through varied and often contradictory bits of potty training and bed-wetting advice from childrearing books, peers, grandparents and childcare providers. We wonder when our child should be out of diapers, when toileting “accidents” are something to worry about and what approach will be most effective (and least…

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