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toxic stress guest Dr. Megan Gunnar

As much as we’d love to make life easy for our children, they inevitably will experience stress. And, as research demonstrates, some stress actually is positive in that it allows children to discover and practice their coping and problem-solving strategies. But when – and under what conditions – does stress become toxic stress and undermine…

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holiday stress guest Anna Kudak

This time of year often evokes a wide range of feelings – excitement, joy, sadness, longing or all of the above. Especially for moms, any and all of those emotions often come with holiday stress and anxiety – “How can I possibly get everything done?!” Family researcher Dr. Anna Kudak has spent recent years interviewing…

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effective parenting guest Faith Mianulli

Whether you are dealing with a toddler’s tantrums, an 8-year-old’s messy room or a teen’s resistance to homework, parent education and support can help you use the situation to help your child build important skills and values. Parent education also can ease your stress and build your confidence as a parent. Faith Mianulli, lead occupational…

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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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teen stress guest Roni Cohen-Sandler

When young girls enter adolescence, they report high levels of stress and self-doubt about school, extracurricular activities, friendships and their appearance. What factors contribute to teen stress and how is it different for girls and boys? Most important, what can we do to ease the stress and help our girls find more joy and confidence…

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