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photo of anxiety in kids ME guest, Dr. Laurie Hollman

We all feel anxious at times, worrying about a stressful situation and maybe letting our feelings spiral out of control as we imagine a worst possible outcome. This is true for children, as well as adults; in fact, many studies show that anxiety in kids is on the rise, and at least one in twenty…

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photo of separating children from their parents ME guest, Dr. Megan Gunnar

Every parent knows the heartache of hearing your baby or toddler cry when you leave them with a sitter for the evening or perhaps even head out of town on a business trip or child-free vacation. But the thought of separating children from their parents forcefully in a highly stressful situation, with no certainty of…

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photo of alcohol misuse by women ME guest, Carrie Kappel

We moms are often hard on ourselves, thinking we should be able to raise perfect children, keep a clean house, cook nutritious meals, stay on top of our jobs and always have a smile on our face. We often feel embarrassed or ashamed if we need to ask for help, sacrificing sleep and good health…

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photo of the science of mindfulness ME guest, Dr. Erin Erickson

The science of mindfulness is used in mind-body strategies for reducing stress and anxiety, relieving pain, increasing energy and improving mood. In the daily ups and downs of parenting, mind-body techniques can be simple, effective tools to enhance your own wellbeing while setting a healthy example for your children at the same time. You also…

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 October is National Bullying Prevention Month, but putting a stop to bullying is important year-round. And we all have a part to play in addressing this problem that touches the lives of so many young people.   Being bullied includes making fun of a person; spreading negative rumors about them; pushing, shoving, tripping or…

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