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Mom Enough guest Ron Ousky on collaborative divorce

We all have heard about – and many of us have seen firsthand – the negative effects of divorce on children. But the choices parents make before, during and after divorce have a powerful impact on how children survive and even thrive in the face of such a difficult family change. Attorney Ron Ousky is…

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Erin was one of the contributors in Aimee Blanchette‘s Star Tribune article titled Minnesota families share A+ rituals to ring in the new school year. Here is an excerpt:   “Erin Erickson’s goal at the start of the school year is to keep things simple and intentional. The Minneapolis mother of three does her best…

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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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Paradox of Modern Parenthood guest Jennifer Senior

In 2010, Jennifer Senior wrote a New York Magazine cover story about modern parenthood that triggered a firestorm of responses in the national media. Building on extensive research in such fields as psychology, sociology and history, as well as discussions with many parents “in the trenches,” Jennifer expanded her article to a book that explores…

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When adults with children marry again after being divorced or widowed, there are joys and challenges for parents, kids and extended family members. With thoughtful, mature decision-making on the part of the adults involved, a blended multigenerational family can thrive and, most importantly, succeed.   Marti shared with KARE 11 News at 11‘s Bryan Piatt…

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