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As a parent, do you sometimes act before you think, overreact to small things especially in times of stress, or fall into unhealthy patterns you learned in your own childhood? Research shows that becoming more reflective about how you respond to the challenges of parenting is the first step in learning a better way. And…

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photo of picky eaters and problem feeders ME guest Robin Campbell

Feeding our children, at any age, is the most basic way we nurture them and support their health and development. But too often, especially with picky eaters, mealtime becomes a battleground and a source of stress for the whole family. This week’s Mom Enough guest, Occupational Therapist Robin Campbell from St. David’s Center for Child…

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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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