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photo of Mom Enough's language development guest Ann Derr

Language development is central to most academic learning and social relationships, and it begins long before children speak words. Ann Derr brings more than 30 years of experience in early childhood special education, with a focus on linguistically diverse families, to her discussion with Marti & Erin in this Mom Enough show. On behalf of…

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For school-age children, those lazy days of summer are becoming a memory and the challenges of school, homework and busy schedules are in full swing. But, kids are not the only ones who need to work hard to meet these challenges and succeed in school; school success is a family affair.   Here are practical…

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school anxiety guest Dr. Jordan Hart

Many children of all ages experience school anxiety, whether stressing out about academic performance, fearing bullies on the bus or feeling overwhelmed by separation anxiety when it’s time to leave home. This week’s Mom Enough guest, clinical psychologist Dr. Jordan Hart, has worked with many children and families who are struggling with these problems. And…

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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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Richard Louv as Mom Enough guest

Ten years ago, with his bestselling book Last Child in the Woods as a springboard, San Diego journalist Richard Louv and a handful of colleagues (including Mom Enough’s host Marti) founded the Children & Nature Network (C&NN). That organization has been a major leader in the movement to connect children and nature, a go-to place…

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