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photo of ME's early childhood social-emotional development guest, Paula Frisk

Have you ever heard someone say about a baby or toddler, “It’s a good thing that trauma happened before he was aware of it.” Unfortunately, that is a very misleading statement. Long before babies have words, they can experience stress and trauma and remember it in their bodies and brains, often with lasting negative effects…

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photo of ME's developmental screening guest, Dr. Sylvia Sekhon

You’ve heard how important it is to monitor your young child’s development to be sure it’s on track and to get intervention as soon as possible if there are signs of possible problems. But what does that developmental screening and assessment process look like? And what is the role of your child’s pediatrician in monitoring…

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photo of ME's cultural competence guests, Carolyn Smallwood & Ashley Saupp

Headlines remind us everyday of how divided we have become in this country and how little we understand of each other’s experience, past and present. But our peace, security and wellbeing (and that of our children) depend on how we learn to understand and respect each other.   As this week’s Mom Enough guests recognize,…

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photo of ME's substance use guest, Dr. Joseph Lee

We all know someone who has experienced the pain and tragedy of substance use or addiction, and we long to keep our children safe from such harm. Sometimes we feel powerless in the face of the many temptations our children are likely to encounter.   Dr. Joseph Lee, Medical Director of the Hazelden Betty Ford…

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photo of ME's transgender youth guests, Leslie Lagerstrom & Dr. Elizabeth Reeve

What is your experience with – or knowledge of – transgender individuals? What do you know about mental health challenges transgender youth may face and factors that help them thrive and succeed in life?   This week, mom and blogger Leslie Lagerstrom (creator of Transparenthood) and child and adolescent psychiatrist Elizabeth Reeve join Marti &…

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