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difficult conversations guest Kate Rickord

Whether it’s news accounts of natural disasters or terrorism, sexually loaded images on TV or marital conflict in our own homes, many things in our children’s daily lives compel us to have uncomfortable or difficult conversations. What can children manage or comprehend at different ages? What words should we use – and what tone should…

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Motherhood & Words guests Sherrie, Kate & Andria

Kate Hopper’s mission is to shine light on authentic writing by gifted authors who are mothers. An accomplished author herself, Kate brings writers to The Loft Literary Center each year to read their work, revealing rich and profound stories within the everyday lives of mothers. This year’s Motherhood & Words event features: Sherrie Fernandez-Williams reading…

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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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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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