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photo of when kids call the shots ME guest, Sean Grover

Have you shaken your head in disbelief when kids call the shots and parents allow their children to defy them, berate them or even bully them? Or have you been that parent yourself, allowing your child (tot or teen) to have that authority?   Therapist Sean Grover has seen the consequences of this unfortunate parenting…

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photo of embracing differences ME guest, Craig Pomranz

Do you have a child or know a child who has been teased or bullied for being “different”? Or did you experience that in your own childhood? What did your parents teach you about embracing differences?   Craig Pomranz, a popular New York singer, dancer and actor, saw this happening to his young godson, who…

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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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photo of teaching children civility ME guest, Dr. Abi Gewirtz

As parents, many of us have been concerned about the incivility that has become so common in politics, media and public conversation and behavior. How can we teach our children civility – to be polite, respectful and empathic when they are surrounded with examples of adults doing the opposite? How can we help our children…

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As children and parents anticipate the start of a new school year, experts say it’s common to feel both excitement and concern. While it’s easy to focus on the material aspects of getting ready for school, like new clothes and school supplies, emotional issues need to be addressed. Whether a child is starting preschool, middle…

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