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Oct. 7, 2019

Ask Amy - All My Kids Do Is Fight

Amy answers the question "What do I do about my kids who won't stop fighting?"

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Oct. 2, 2019

When Other Kids Are Bad Influences

What is it about the kid who throws sand that other kids find so irresistible? How do we keep our kids away from bad influences i…

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Sept. 30, 2019

Ask Margaret - Can I Stop the Flow of Plastic Toys Coming In?

Margaret answers the question "How can we stop the grandparents from constantly giving our kids plastic toys?"

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Sept. 25, 2019

Hot Takes and Unpopular Opinions

We asked all of you for your hot takes and unpopular opinions. From athleisure to mayonnaise to french-fry consistency to the end…

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Sept. 23, 2019

Ask Amy - When Do You Start Letting Kids Have Sleepovers?

This week Amy tackles the question, "When should I start letting my kids have sleepovers?"

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Sept. 18, 2019

When One of Our Kids Is Taking All Our Bandwidth

There are a lot of reasons that one kid might be hogging our bandwidth. Some are positive; some not so much. Sometimes it’s tempo…

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Sept. 16, 2019

Ask Margaret - My Kid Hates Baths

This week Margaret tackles the question, "What do I do with a kiddo who absolutely hates baths?"

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Sept. 11, 2019

Managing the Grandparent Relationship

What do we do when our parents overindulge our kids? Or undermine our parenting choices in front of them? What about when our par…

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Sept. 9, 2019

Ask Amy - My Kid is Scared of Bugs

Amy tackles the question, "What do I do with my child who is terrified of bugs?"

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Sept. 4, 2019

How To Prepare Our Kids Now to Be Grown and Flown (with guest Lisa He…

Our kids are pretty happy being dependent on us. Doesn’t a grilled cheese taste so much better when Mom makes it? So how do we st…

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Sept. 2, 2019

Ask Margaret - Ground Rules for House Guests

This week Margaret tackles the question, "What are reasonable rules for when our parents visit?"

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Aug. 26, 2019

Ask Amy - How Do I Deal With Dropoff Meltdowns?

Today Amy tackles the question "How Do I Deal with Meltdowns at School Drop-Off?"

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Aug. 21, 2019

Parenting Styles: Which Ones Are We (And Should We Care?)

Helicopter moms, snowplow moms, tiger moms, free-range moms…these parenting types are usually defined in the negative: well, at l…

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Aug. 19, 2019

Ask Margaret - Do We Need a Landline for Emergencies?

A listener asks Margaret how her kids will call 911 if they don't have a landline in the house.

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Aug. 14, 2019

Husband Crimes: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

We asked you to tell us your spouses’ most unacceptable- and also extremely minor- infractions. Whether it’s turning off the AC, …

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Aug. 12, 2019

Ask Amy - How Can I Keep My Cool With My Spouse Who Actually Sleeps a…

Amy answers a questions from a listener who is frustrated when her spouse sleeps through the night when she's up caring for the b…

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Aug. 7, 2019

When Should Kids Tell?

Most little kids have an ironclad sense of right and wrong and are happy to report on whoever isn’t sharing in the dress-up corne…

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Aug. 5, 2019

Ask Margaret - How Can I Stop Repeating Myself?

Margaret answers a question from a listener who knows she's not supposed to tell her toddler things 1,000 times but doesn't know …

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July 31, 2019

Imaginative Kids: Is It Ever Too Much of a Good Thing?

Can a kid ever have TOO good of an imagination? Does there come a time when we need to lead kids back to reality? Will they take…

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July 29, 2019

Ask Amy - How Do I Get My Kid to Stop With the Self-Touching?

Today Amy tackles the question "How Do I Get My Kid to Stop With the Self-Touching?"

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July 24, 2019

When Kids Prefer the Other Parent Over You (Or You Over Them)

Why do kids prefer one parent over the other? Why do those allegiances shift as kids grow? Are we supposed to ignore our own hurt…

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July 22, 2019

Ask Margaret - Help! I've Got a Runner!

Today Margaret tackles the question, "How do you handle a kid who's a runner?"

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July 17, 2019

The Mom Gap: Getting Back Out There (with guest Christina Geist)

How do we own the time we've spent out of the workforce? How do we re-enter our former careers— or find new opportunities? Guest…

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July 15, 2019

Ask Amy- How Should I Prepare to Fly With My Toddlers?

Today Amy tackles the question "How Should I Get Ready to Fly With My Toddlers?"

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