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photo of ME's early childhood social-emotional development guest, Paula Frisk

Have you ever heard someone say about a baby or toddler, “It’s a good thing that trauma happened before he was aware of it.” Unfortunately, that is a very misleading statement. Long before babies have words, they can experience stress and trauma and remember it in their bodies and brains, often with lasting negative effects…

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photo of ME's mothers and employment guest, Dr. Deborah Kahn

As moms, most of us give a lot of thought to deciding to be employed or to be an at-home mother. We may seek input from family, friends and books, even as pervasive media images of “having it all” also seep into our thinking. But what is known about the effects of a mother’s employment…

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At this time of year we scramble to find the gifts the children in our family want, searching for this year’s “must-have” toys and the latest high-tech gadgets. Of course it’s fun to give that perfect gift that puts a smile on your child’s face. But it’s even more important to keep in mind the…

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photo of ME's childhood anxiety guest, Dr. Elizabeth Reeve

Does your child stress out in new situations, lose sleep over upcoming tests or become upset when things don’t go as planned? Childhood anxiety affects many children and often runs in families. But there are helpful steps you can take to ease your child’s anxiety and teach skills your child can use to manage his…

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One of the major developmental tasks in early childhood is self-regulation, which includes settling into reasonably predictable and healthy patterns of eating, sleeping and other routines. Even as older children and adults, we are dysregulated at times, which can disrupt learning, good relationships and other aspects of our lives.   This week’s Mom Enough guests,…

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