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parental perfectionism guest Elizabeth Lombardo

When you lose your cool when your toddler misbehaves at the park or when your teen botches a major exam, what do you say to yourself? If you’re like many parents, you probably slip into all-or-nothing thinking – saying to yourself, for example, “I’m a terrible parent!” or “My kid will never get into a…

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Despite the hyper-connections today’s technology affords, many children are at a loss for words when it comes to connecting face-to-face – meeting someone new, receiving a gift graciously or welcoming friends to a birthday party. Marti & Erin were excited to discover that businesswoman Maribeth Kuzmeski and her teen daughter Lizzie have written a book…

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Family pet guest Kate Anders

Maybe your kids are saying, “Please get me a puppy! I promise I’ll take care of it.” Or maybe your dog was your “baby” before you decided to start a family. Either way, there is much to think about as you consider such a big family change as a family pet. But Kate Anders, owner…

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teen stress guest Roni Cohen-Sandler

When young girls enter adolescence, they report high levels of stress and self-doubt about school, extracurricular activities, friendships and their appearance. What factors contribute to teen stress and how is it different for girls and boys? Most important, what can we do to ease the stress and help our girls find more joy and confidence…

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parenting teens guest Joani Geltman

The explosion of new technologies over the last 20 years has opened a whole new world to children and teens, posing both opportunities and challenges for kids and parents alike. The adolescent years probably always have presented issues that make parents uncomfortable. But technology has raised the stakes in parenting teens with threats like online…

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