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photo of ME's math skills guest, Michele Mazzocco

Many children develop the idea that math is hard, just too much work and drudgery. And yet, even toddlers are attracted to numbers and have an intuitive sense of the meaning of basic math skills. So how can we sustain that interest in our young children or help our older kids recapture it? University of…

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photo of choosing a preschool for your child ME guest Ashley Reubendale

Choosing a preschool for your child can feel like a daunting task, especially when there are so many options these days. But this week’s Mom Enough guest, Ashley Reubendale from St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development, brings very concrete advice on questions to ask about program model, teacher qualifications, discipline and how the…

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photo of adolescent brain development guest, Dr. Laurence Steinberg

As parents, we often roll our eyes at the thought of our children becoming adolescents. How will we (and our children) survive this difficult period of development? But Dr. Laurence Steinberg, a Temple University professor and well-known author, has spent decades studying adolescents and has arrived at a much more positive view of what he…

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photo of living with autism Mom Enough guests Elizabeth Reeve and Elizabeth Verdick

Child psychiatrist Elizabeth Reeve and children’s author Elizabeth Verdick have more in common than a first name; both are moms of sons living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They have pooled their experience and talent to write a book aimed at young people with ASD, but Marti & Erin see this clear, engaging, practical book…

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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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