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toxic stress guest Dr. Megan Gunnar

As much as we’d love to make life easy for our children, they inevitably will experience stress. And, as research demonstrates, some stress actually is positive in that it allows children to discover and practice their coping and problem-solving strategies. But when – and under what conditions – does stress become toxic stress and undermine…

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working mothers guest Pamela Lenehan

Although a majority of moms are employed during their childrearing years, many of us still experience a nagging concern that our children some day will look back on their childhood and feel short-changed. But a recent study by business leader and mother Pam Lenehan shines light on the overwhelmingly positive views of adult children reflecting…

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happiest baby on the block guest Dr. Harvey Karp

You’ve jiggled, you’ve rocked, you’ve walked the floor, but nothing seems to ease your baby’s distress. Your nerves are frazzled, you’re sleep-deprived, and you feel like screaming. Probably every parent has been there, but countless parents also have been helped through those exhausting moments by Dr. Harvey Karp, author of Happiest Baby on the Block….

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adventure playground guest Amy Fusselman

When writer Amy Fusselman, her husband and young children had an opportunity for a long visit with a friend in Japan, they discovered a whole new kind of “adventure playground” that opened their eyes to a new of thinking about children’s safety, learning, creativity and competence. Watching as children (and adults!) of all ages turned…

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tv appearances

When children move into their teens and early adulthood, many parents struggle to find the appropriate level of letting go. How much freedom should you allow? How much privacy is reasonable? And what responsibilities should you expect your children to take?   Marti shared with KARE 11 News at 11’s Diana Pierce her tips for…

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