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childhood memories guest Nathan Dungan

Marketers have had us and our children in their sights for a long time, giving us a million ideas for how to spend our money to make this the best holiday season ever. But what are the childhood memories you cherish and recall from the holidays? Chances are they are less about expensive gifts than…

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estate planning guest Gretchen Baker

Do you have a will in place? Have you filed documents specifying who would care for your children if something happened to you? And what about putting money in a trust for your children with clear conditions for when and how they can access it? This week’s Mom Enough guest, attorney Gretchen Baker, answers these…

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Contribution guest Dr. Jenny Friedman

You probably have heard Marti & Erin talk many times about the “3 Cs” that are so important to children’s learning and development: connection, competence and contribution. This week’s guest, Dr. Jenny Friedman, is devoting her life to helping families like yours find simple but powerful ways to engage children in the 3 Cs, with…

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KARE_Teaching Grateful

In a season where receiving gifts is the norm, it is important to teach children to accept those gifts gratefully and graciously. Marti visited with KARE 11 News at 11‘s Diana Pierce and shared these important parenting tips: 1) Set an example of gratefulness 2) Have children write thank you notes right away 3) Focus…

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KARE_manners matter

Thanksgiving and the other upcoming holidays are a perfect time to help your children, whatever their ages, learn and practice good manners. And it’s more than just going through the motions of saying “please” and “thank you” and knowing which fork to use; good manners are about building empathy and respect, qualities to carry children…

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