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photo of ME's father and fatherhood reflections guest, Dr. Oliver Williams

As a Social Work professor, Oliver Williams has devoted his career to helping men find the strength, compassion and self-control to treat their partners and children kindly and respectfully. With a special focus on African American men, Oliver works with local communities and national and international organizations to reduce domestic violence and support positive fathering….

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photo of mind ME guest, Dr. Dan Siegel

Neuroscience research has led to a new understanding of how early childhood experience, especially parent-child attachment, affects neural connections in our brain, in turn shaping the way we think, feel and behave in later relationships and situations. But, as UCLA psychiatrist Dan Siegel discusses with Marti & Erin, our “mind” is more than our “brain,”…

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respectful discipline guest Ada Alden

So many power struggles can be avoided when children have an opportunity to choose for themselves or to have a voice in family decisions. But how do you know when it’s time to negotiate with a child and when it’s time to just lay down the law? This week’s guest, parent educator Dr. Ada Alden,…

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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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Breaking the Cycle of Abuse guest Dave Pelzer

In his bestselling book, A Child Called It, Dave Pelzer told the story of the horrific abuse he experienced at the hands of his mother. After years as a popular speaker and frequent guest on national media, Dave now has written Too Close To Me, a candid and courageous story of striving to be a…

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