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photo of anxiety in kids ME guest, Dr. Laurie Hollman

We all feel anxious at times, worrying about a stressful situation and maybe letting our feelings spiral out of control as we imagine a worst possible outcome. This is true for children, as well as adults; in fact, many studies show that anxiety in kids is on the rise, and at least one in twenty…

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photo of how to be a happier parent ME guest, KJ Dell’Antonia

Before contemplating how to be a happier parent, we should think back to when we decided to become parents. We probably envisioned the fun of playing with our children, laughter and conversations around the dinner table and pride and joy in watching our children grow and learn. But, for many of us, we find those…

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photo of when kids call the shots ME guest, Sean Grover

Have you shaken your head in disbelief when kids call the shots and parents allow their children to defy them, berate them or even bully them? Or have you been that parent yourself, allowing your child (tot or teen) to have that authority?   Therapist Sean Grover has seen the consequences of this unfortunate parenting…

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photo of separating children from their parents ME guest, Dr. Megan Gunnar

Every parent knows the heartache of hearing your baby or toddler cry when you leave them with a sitter for the evening or perhaps even head out of town on a business trip or child-free vacation. But the thought of separating children from their parents forcefully in a highly stressful situation, with no certainty of…

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Marti talked with Next Avenue’s Julie Pfitzinger about the role of grandparents in the lives of their grandchildren. Here is an excerpt:   The truth is that parents and grandparents bring their own sets of expectations and experiences to the prospect of raising and nurturing the next generation. The way the grandparents were brought up…

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