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photo of ME's perfectionism in parenting guest, Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo

When you lose your cool when your toddler misbehaves at the park or when your teen botches a major exam, what do you say to yourself? If you’re like many parents, you probably slip into all-or-nothing thinking – saying to yourself, for example, “I’m a terrible parent!” or “My kid will never get into a…

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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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When adults with children marry again after being divorced or widowed, there are joys and challenges for parents, kids and extended family members. With thoughtful, mature decision-making on the part of the adults involved, a blended multigenerational family can thrive and, most importantly, succeed.   Marti shared with KARE 11 News at 11‘s Bryan Piatt…

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Becoming a stepfamily is an important and often challenging transition for everyone involved. What are some of the common emotional challenges children face? What pitfalls should stepparents avoid? And what will help the whole family thrive and succeed?   Here are tips for building positive stepfamily relationships that Marti shared on KARE 11 News at…

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step parent guest Dr. Patricia Papernow

Becoming a step family is a huge transition for everyone involved. What are the common emotional issues for children when a parent marries and how can all the adults pull together to help children adapt in a healthy way? What is the appropriate role for a step parent when it comes to discipline? How do…

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