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school anxiety guest Dr. Jordan Hart

Many children of all ages experience school anxiety, whether stressing out about academic performance, fearing bullies on the bus or feeling overwhelmed by separation anxiety when it’s time to leave home. This week’s Mom Enough guest, clinical psychologist Dr. Jordan Hart, has worked with many children and families who are struggling with these problems. And…

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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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We are pleased that Carolyn Smallwood, executive director of Way to Grow, shared our information on the seven experiences young children need to increase the odds that they will thrive and succeed in school and in life. Carolyn’s article was printed in Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR).   If provided with these foundational experiences and environments in the first…

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Is your toddler or preschooler developing the skills that are most important to school success? How can you tell and what should you do if you have concerns about being kindergarten ready? Marti shared with KARE 11 News at 11‘s Diana Pierce these five tips for helping your child be ready to succeed in school:…

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Read what Marti and other experts had to say about pre-K options in this Southwest Metro Magazine article written by Renée Stewart-Hester. Here is an excerpt:   “ECFE really is a category unto itself and is as much, or more, for parents as for children,” Marti Erickson, Ph.D., of momenough.com, says. “I think it is…

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