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March 25, 2020

How Are We Going to Keep These Kids Busy?

Most of us have a new reality: we have to keep our kids busy. Here are ideas for keeping kids of all ages occupied, both inside a…

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March 23, 2020

Ask Amy - How Can I Get My Big Kids to Pitch In In the Kitchen?

This week Amy answers a question from a mom who wants her school-aged kids to do their part in the kitchen.

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March 18, 2020

Gaming: Not All Bad! (Thank Goodness)

Studies show our kids’ gaming doesn’t necessarily correlate with lower grades, hyperactivity, or aggressiveness. But ask any pare…

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March 16, 2020

Ask Margaret - How Do I Get My Kids to Help Keep the House Clean?

Margaret answers a question from a listener who wants to know how to encourage her kids to keep their rooms and the playroom clea…

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March 11, 2020

Real Self-Care for Moms

Is “self-care” a facial? A mammogram? A big glass of wine? All of the above- provided they’re things that protect you, or relax y…

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March 9, 2020

Ask Amy - How Do I Get Grandma to Limit Screen Time When She's Babysi…

Amy answers a question from a listener who wants her own mom to stop relying on screens when she's babysitting.

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March 4, 2020

Do In-Laws Get a Bad Rap?

In-law relationships are close by design, not by choice. No wonder conflicts can arise. But a good in-law relationship, if it’s p…

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March 2, 2020

Ask Margaret - Should I Take My Child to a Funeral?

Margaret answers a question from a listener who is worried about taking her young child to a funeral.

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Feb. 26, 2020

Where Did This Kid Come From? When Our Kids Are Nothing Like Us

Our kids can make us the craziest when their behavior is the most baffling to us. But unfamiliar doesn’t mean wrong. That our kid…

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Feb. 24, 2020

Ask Amy - Helping Kids Deal With a Move

Amy answers a question from a mom who is getting her worried four-year-old ready for a big move.

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Feb. 19, 2020

Letting Kids Be Little

In a world where kids get big praise for hitting their milestones ahead of schedule, there are still times and places to let kids…

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Feb. 17, 2020

Ask Margaret - How Should I Deal With Potty Talk?

Margaret answers a question from a listener whose kids are driving her crazy with their potty talk.

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Feb. 12, 2020

Letting People Into Our Mess (with guest Kristina Kuzmic)

Why is it so hard to talk about our struggles? How can opening up about our “mess” make it better? Does online count? How can we …

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Feb. 10, 2020

Ask Amy- Help! There's a Biter at My Kid's Daycare

Amy answers a question from a mom whose 2-year-old is getting bitten at daycare.

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Feb. 5, 2020

When to Go With Your Gut: Doing What's Right For Your Kid

From potty-training to red-shirting to homeschooling, these are some of the times our listeners made hard or unconventional choic…

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Feb. 3, 2020

Ask Margaret - How Can I Increase My Child's Self-Esteem?

Margaret answers a question from a listener worried that her tween is suffering from low self-esteem.

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Jan. 29, 2020

When Is This Going to Be Fun Again? Lighthearted Parenting

There really are ways to make our lives as parents more fun and lighthearted, even on a regular Tuesday. Memories aren’t only mad…

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Jan. 27, 2020

Ask Amy - How Can I Get My Child to Do More for Herself?

Amy answers a question from a listener whose daughter is a little too dependent on her.

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Jan. 22, 2020

What Kind of Monster?

What kind of monster listens to videos on speaker? Or keeps the keyboard clicks on their phone? What kind of monster takes up two…

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Jan. 20, 2020

Ask Margaret - What Should I Do When Friends Exclude My Kid?

Margaret answers a question from a listener who is dealing with a child being excluded by their friends.

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Jan. 15, 2020

Toddlers: The Great Equalizer (with guest Clint Edwards)

Toddlers are the great equalizer. No matter how strong you think you are, a short fat dictator who suddenly doesn’t like that kin…

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Jan. 13, 2020

Ask Amy - How Can I Deal With This Fussy Baby?

This week Amy tackles a question from a listening who has a fussy second baby.

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Jan. 8, 2020

Anger Management for Kids

The best way to handle our children’s anger is to equip them with the tools to handle it themselves. Whether your kid is 4 or 14,…

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Jan. 6, 2020

Ask Margaret - How Can I Help My Kids Care About Things I Think Are I…

Margaret answers a question from a listener who is trying to get her child to care about punctuality and hygiene.

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