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We’ve all heard “mean girl” stories and many of us probably have lived them. But the social rejection and humiliation kids inflict on each other is not unique to girls; in fact, this week’s Mom Enough guest cites evidence that relational aggression is equally common among boys and girls. Whatever the gender of the children…

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photo of optimal health ME guests Dr. Charlie Lais & Dr. Anne Edwards

We all want our children to grow up to be healthy, happy, caring and competent adults. And we often feel compelled to find the latest program, gadget or strategy that will make optimal health and well-being happen. But, as this week’s Mom Enough guests know, it is simple things that matter most – activities that…

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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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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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Many parents understand the importance of setting clear limits for children and using appropriate consequences when children overstep those limits. But is that enough to help children be accountable for their actions?   Marti shared with KARE 11 News at 11‘s Bryan Piatt these practical tips on helping children develop the important quality of personal…

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