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step parent guest Dr. Patricia Papernow

Becoming a step family is a huge transition for everyone involved. What are the common emotional issues for children when a parent marries and how can all the adults pull together to help children adapt in a healthy way? What is the appropriate role for a step parent when it comes to discipline? How do…

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language development guest Katie Adler

For young children, speech and language development occurs at varying rates. So how do you know when your child is just learning at his or her own pace or when there might be a speech problem that needs further assessment or intervention? If there is a problem with articulation or fluency, how might that influence…

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bullied guest Carrie Goldman

When a child is bullied in words or actions the pain can last a lifetime. Even witnessing bullying can lead to anxiety and depression. Children who bully also are at high risk for a host of long-term problems, so it’s in everyone’s interest to bring an end to this widespread problem. After classmates taunted Carrie…

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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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SWMag_preK

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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