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May 14, 2021

Fresh Take: Ilyse DiMarco on "Mom Brain"

Dr. Ilyse DiMarco’s new book MOM BRAIN explores the profound cognitive and emotional changes that occur when we become mothers, t…

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May 12, 2021

Let It Go? Or No?

Still mad about that thing from that time? This week we're reviewing listener grudges large and small and deciding once and for a…

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May 10, 2021

Ask Amy- Company's Coming. How Am I Going To Feed Everyone?

Find yourself stuck in the kitchen 24/7 when family comes to visit? You’re allowed to feel overwhelmed and even a little resentfu…

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May 7, 2021

Fresh Take: Judith Warner on What Grownups Get Wrong About Middle Sch…

Judith Warner’s book AND THEN THEY STOPPED TALKING TO ME: MAKING SENSE OF MIDDLE SCHOOL investigates what can be a truly painful …

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May 5, 2021

When Your Kid Doesn't Fit The Mold

When kids don’t fit the mold, it can be even harder on us than it is on them. While they’re lying down on second base instead of …

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May 3, 2021

Ask Margaret - My Son Can't Keep His Hands to Himself

Roughhousing and physical play between kids– especially boys– is natural, but that doesn't mean it doesn't drive parents crazy. H…

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April 30, 2021

Fresh Take: Michaeleen Doucleff on Raising Happy, Helpful Little Huma…

Michaeleen Doucleff is the author of Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy…

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April 28, 2021

Wait, We're Not Ready

We thought we were ready. We were in fact quite excited for all of this to be over, white-knuckling it until we could run outside…

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April 26, 2021

Ask Amy- My 4-Year-Old Hates Transitions

Returning to non-Covid routines can be really hard for little ones. For a 4-year-old who’s spent a full quarter of her life hangi…

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April 23, 2021

Fresh Take: Christina Martin on How Children Learn Through Play

Christina Martin, head of The Children's School, tells us how children learn through play, and why the concept of play is central…

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April 21, 2021

Are You The 'Good Parent' or the 'Bad Parent' in Your Home?

Are you the “bad parent” in your home? The enforcer of bedtimes, the stern shusher in the church pew? Or are you the “good parent…

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April 19, 2021

Ask Margaret - My Spouse and I Disagree About Discipline

How should we handle differences of opinion with our spouse? The "number system" is one way to make sure you're choosing your bat…

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April 16, 2021

Fresh Take: Julie Lythcott-Haims on Becoming An Adult

Julie Lythcott-Haims’ latest book is Your Turn: How To Be An Adult. Many of us old enough to be “grown-ups” don't feel ready to b…

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April 14, 2021

Asking For Big Help (And The Best Ways To Give It)

Why is it so hard to ask for big help, especially when we’re usually grateful to be able to assist a friend in need? How can we b…

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April 12, 2021

Ask Margaret - Should I Ever Let My Kids Use "Bad" Words?

How much to control "bad" language at home is a parenting dilemma people can have very different opinions about. Margaret advises…

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April 9, 2021

Fresh Take: Debbie Reber on Parenting Kids Who Are "Differently Wired"

At least 20% of today's kids are “differently wired” with anxiety, ADHD, autism, giftedness, processing disorders, learning disab…

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April 7, 2021

I've Figured Something Out...

Have you ever figured out a thing and thought: EVERYONE must know about this? Here are some things some of us have really figured…

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April 5, 2021

Ask Amy- My Teen Has Zero Interest In Getting A Driver's License

Teens today are driving less, and later, and are far less motivated to drive than we were. The number of 16-year-old licensed dri…

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