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Hanging out with friends is an important part of growing up, a chance to build lifelong social skills and to have a lot of fun. But, what if your child’s friend is someone you really don’t like? Maybe you think he or she is a bad influence on your child. Or, perhaps you find the…

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photo of ME's positive parenting strategies guest, Dr. Alan Kazdin

As parents, our days are filled with little challenges — making sure our kids get out the door on time for school, getting siblings to play well together, helping a toddler accept “no” without a tantrum, persuading teens to get off the phone and do their homework. Dr. Alan Kazdin, professor and director of the…

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Paradox of Modern Parenthood guest Jennifer Senior

In 2010, Jennifer Senior wrote a New York Magazine cover story about modern parenthood that triggered a firestorm of responses in the national media. Building on extensive research in such fields as psychology, sociology and history, as well as discussions with many parents “in the trenches,” Jennifer expanded her article to a book that explores…

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children and divorce guest Dr. Jordan Hart

When parents divorce, children typically experience a wide range of feelings, including loss, sadness, fear, anger and anxiety. These feelings come out in different ways, depending on age, personality and circumstances. But there are many things parents and other caring adults can do to help children cope and even thrive beyond this challenging time. Child…

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the teenage brain guest Dr. Dan Siegel

As parents, many of us are uneasy about how we will see our children through adolescence – how we’ll handle the times when they push away from us or engage in risky behaviors. But UCLA professor Dr. Dan Siegel sees a great opportunity in the teen years for parents and other caring adults to capitalize…

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