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parent child relationship guest Gene Roehkepartain

For decades, Search Institute has studied assets that are most important for helping children and teens grow up well. In their latest study, they examine the importance of five key strategies in developmental relationships in the family: 1) Express care 2) Challenge to grow 3) Support 4) Share power 5) Expand possibilities   Tune into…

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In Aimee Blanchette’s Star Tribune article, Marti explains that technology and hyperscheduling during play dates is stifling children. For a better play date, follow the advice of Marti and other experts – including parents – and incorporate the 12 steps from the article.   To read “12 steps to the perfect play date,” click here.

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Hazelden Betty Ford guest Dr. Leslie Adair

As parents, most of us would rather not even think about the possibility that our son or daughter could develop an addiction to alcohol or other substances. But putting our head in the sand only increases the risks. Dr. Leslie Adair, Director of Mental Health & Family Services at Hazelden Betty Ford’s adolescent and young…

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Read what Marti and other discipline experts suggested in Real Simple’s September 2015 Kids & Parenting article by Ingela Ratledge.   Are time outs good? Are lots of rules helpful? How should you react when your child misbehaves in public? Find out in “7 Things Pros Wish Parents Knew About Discipline.” Catch a kid being…

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Read Aimee Blanchette’s Star Tribune article titled “Child’s play gets complicated with the modern play date.” Marti is one of the contributors, talking about the exaggerated fear and exaggerated threat parents feel about sending their children off to play with other children on their own.   To read the entire article, click here.

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