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anxiety in children guest Dr. Elizabeth Reeve

Does your child stress out in new situations, lose sleep over upcoming tests or become upset when things don’t go as planned? Anxiety affects many children and adults and often runs in families. But there are helpful steps you can take to ease your child’s anxiety and teach skills your child can use to manage…

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KARE_school anxiety

Marti appeared on KARE 11 News at 11 to discuss school anxiety with Diana Pierce. Here are Marti’s parenting tips to help your student cope with school anxiety: 1) Ask and listen 2) Communicate with teachers 3) Role-play and practice how to handle difficult situations and how to reduce stress 4) Keep your child in…

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best ways to potty train guest Dr. Andy Barnes

As parents, many of us struggle to sort through varied and often contradictory bits of advice on the best ways to potty train from childrearing books, peers, grandparents and childcare providers. We wonder when our child should be out of diapers, when toileting “accidents” are something to worry about, and what approach will be most…

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Connecting children with nature interview

A shared nature experience with your child helps strengthen the family bond. As interview host Tania Moloney from Nurture in Nature points out, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes.   Delighting along with your child in things that you’re exploring and enjoying together can happen more easily outdoors in nature….

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KARE_stress dangers

Stress is a natural part of life, for both children and adults especially this time of year, but normal stress can turn toxic for children, which can lead to long-term harm to children’s brains and bodies. Marti joined KARE 11 News at 11’s Diana Pierce to explain that at any age, stress triggers the production…

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