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environments that promote grit guest Paul Tough

In his popular book How Children Succeed (2012), Paul Tough identified qualities like grit, curiosity, self-control and optimism as most important to children’s longterm success. Drawing on a wealth of research (including the Minnesota Longitudinal Study of Risk & Adaptation), Paul challenged the ways we often try to predict or measure success and helped change…

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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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happiest toddler on the block guest Dr. Harvey Karp

Your young child wants what she wants when she wants it – right now! You’re tired of this constant impatience and you dread one more tantrum, especially in front of all those people behind you in the checkout line. Do you need to just wait for your child to grow out of this stage or…

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May is Mental Health Month, a time to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and the importance of getting professional help when you see those signs. But often missing from the discussion is how a parent’s mental health affects children, as well as what practical steps parents can take to…

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Dr. Dan Siegel Mom Enough guest

We all have experienced those moments when our child’s ability to reason seems to fly out the window and raw emotion takes over. Maybe we counter our child’s intense feelings with words of comfort and calm. Or maybe our own frustration rises and we begin to spin out of control. This week’s Mom Enough guest,…

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