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King,Pam_hs

Most of us probably have found ourselves speechless in the face of a child’s impossible question about religious or spiritual concepts. (Marti & Erin certainly have and they share a few examples in this week’s show!) But what does child development research show about the way children develop ideas of spirituality and/or religion? How do…

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Oster,Gary_hs

Many of us probably can remember a trip, small or large, that opened our eyes to something we’d never thought about before. Whether a school trip to a nearby nature center or a family trip to distant places, travel can ignite our curiosity and allow us to see through new eyes. Now a new study…

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Steiner-Adair,Catherine_hs

Many adults bemoan the extent to which electronic communication has replaced face-to-face interactions for kids today. But what would children say about the impact of technology on their relationships, including their relationships with parents? Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, a clinical psychologist and instructor at Harvard Medical School, interviewed 1000 children (ages 4 – 18), 500 parents…

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Mercer,Renee_hs

Many of us have been there — a sleepy child stumbling into our bedroom saying, “Mommy, I wet my bed,” loading wet sheets into the washer and wondering if this will ever end! This week’s Mom Enough guest, Renee Mercer, knows the situation well, both as a nurse practitioner specializing in the treatment of bedwetting…

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Banny,Adrienne_hs

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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