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photo of ME's teaching children civility 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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Weeks after the 2016 Presidential Election, many parents are still struggling with the aftermath. The bad campaign behavior has spurred a surge in hate speech and bullying in schools and elsewhere. Much of the bullying is focused on race, ethnicity or gender.   However, the holidays are a great time to “reset” and establish respect…

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impact of media on children ME guest Dr. Douglas Gentile

With new technologies making it possible to watch videos or play video games almost any time and any place, many of us worry about the impact of media on children’s learning, behavior and development. Many early studies asked broad questions, such as whether watching violent content was associated with aggressive behavior. But recent studies are…

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We’ve all heard “mean girl” stories and many of us probably have lived them. But the social rejection and humiliation kids inflict on each other is not unique to girls; in fact, this week’s Mom Enough guest cites evidence that relational aggression is equally common among boys and girls. Whatever the gender of the children…

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