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children and animals guest Patty Born Selly

From the earliest years of life, children are naturally attracted to animals. Puppies, piranhas, squirrels, snakes – all are fascinating and all teach children important lessons in empathy, responsibility and the interconnectedness of all living things. Educator Patty Born Selly, author of the new book Connecting Children and Animals, joins Marti & Erin for a…

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sensori-motor development guest Robin Campbell

From the first hours of life, babies interact with the world through touch and sensory exploration. As babies grow, their motor and sensory skills become more complex and purposeful. We sometimes take for granted that these domains of development will just unfold without special attention. But, as research shows, persistent problems with motor development or…

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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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tv appearances

Marti, along with Dr. Megan Gunnar and Dr. Anne Edwards, was a presenter for a symposium put on by St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development, titled “The Neuroscience of Childhood Stress and Applications that Foster Resiliency.” KSTP TV’s Brandi Powell attended the symposium and interviewed some of the presenters and St. David’s Center…

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Contribution guest Dr. Jenny Friedman

You probably have heard Marti & Erin talk many times about the “3 Cs” that are so important to children’s learning and development: connection, competence and contribution. This week’s guest, Dr. Jenny Friedman, is devoting her life to helping families like yours find simple but powerful ways to engage children in the 3 Cs, with…

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