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photo of being a good sport parent guest, Dr. Nicole LaVoi

We’ve all seen them (and many of us have been them) – the parents yelling at the referee, coaching their child from the sidelines or booing the other team. What are kids learning when they see that behavior? And how does that sport parent behavior affect children’s health, well-being and feelings about sports? University of…

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photo of support for siblings guest, Monica Handlos

When a child has complex health needs or a disability, all family members are affected. Healthy, typically developing siblings often experience a wide range of emotions, including fear, sadness, anger, confusion or guilt. But Monica Handlos of Pediatric Home Service is helping provide support for siblings by helping them find common ground with other children…

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Mommy Group ME guest Elizabeth Isadora Gold

Becoming a mother can be one of the most joyful periods in a woman’s life, but also one of the most difficult, thanks to sleeplessness, bodily changes, strain on partner relationships and, for many moms, depression and/or anxiety. But research shows that a strong support network is key to coping and moving toward a more…

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family relationships in the digital age guest Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair

Many adults bemoan the extent to which electronic communication has replaced face-to-face interactions for kids today. But what would children say about the impact of technology on their relationships, including their relationships with parents? Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, a clinical psychologist and instructor at Harvard Medical School, interviewed 1000 children (ages 4 – 18), 500 parents…

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Are you managing all the important facets of your busy life — parenting, marriage, career, social life and community — or are they managing you? There can be a fine line between achieving balance and corralling a crazy daily grind, especially for working parents. There are strategies to find calm in the chaos!   Listen…

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