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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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Many of us will be with extended family for holiday celebrations, but those gatherings aren’t always all “hearts and flowers.” Do you dread being compared with your more successful cousin? Are you afraid you’ll take the bait for a heated argument with your opinionated uncle? Do you find yourself acting like a pouty 14-year-old? Or…

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spirited child guest Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Let’s face it; some children have us walking on eggshells. They get rattled when something interferes with their usual routine. If we try to rush them out the door in the morning – or if they’ve missed a couple hours of sleep – they may go into a complete meltdown. Parent educator and author Mary…

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discipline tips cover

Read what Marti and other discipline experts suggested in Real Simple’s September 2015 Kids & Parenting article by Ingela Ratledge.   Are time outs good? Are lots of rules helpful? How should you react when your child misbehaves in public? Find out in “7 Things Pros Wish Parents Knew About Discipline.” Catch a kid being…

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good cop bad cop show guests, Marti & Erin

Mom Enough hosts Marti & Erin have heard from a lot of parents who get frustrated with always being the disciplinarian (bad cop) while their partner is the “fun parent” (good cop). In fact, Marti & Erin occasionally have complained that they more often get stuck in the “tough guy” role of bad cop than…

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