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Aug. 11, 2021

We Thought This Would Be Over By Now

As the *third* school year affected by the pandemic begins, yep, we are frustrated. We thought this would be over by now. But the…

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Aug. 9, 2021

Ask Margaret - Can I Say "No Gifts" For My Kid's Birthday?

Kids love their birthdays for lots of reasons, but let’s be honest: it’s mostly the gifts. Parents love the gifts a lot less. Buy…

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Aug. 6, 2021

Fresh Take: Amanda Knox on Feeling Lost and Finding Hope

Amanda Knox explains how she held on to the hope that was available in her saddest times, what she learned about the loneliness o…

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Aug. 4, 2021

Highly Sensitive (and Under-Sensitive) Kids

When we first hear about highly sensitive kids– or sensory seekers– it can provide a profound connecting of dots for things that …

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Aug. 2, 2021

Ask Amy- When The Other Kid Wants To Play But Yours Doesn't

Most parents have been on both sides: trying to make friend connections on behalf of a kid who is feeling left out, and hearing "…

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July 30, 2021

Fresh Take: Lenore Skenazy on Free-Range Kids and How To "Let Grow"

Lenore Skenazy is the author of FREE-RANGE KIDS and president of Let Grow, a nonprofit promoting childhood independence. We discu…

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July 28, 2021

Am I Making This Harder Than It Needs To Be?

Why are some things hard for us but not our partners or our friends? Do we make things harder than they need to be? Or are some t…

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July 26, 2021

Ask Margaret - What Do I Do About My Kid's Poor Hygiene?

Does keeping track of our kids' hygiene have to be another thing on our list of stuff to worry about? Setting rules and parameter…

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July 23, 2021

Fresh Take: Nikki Weiner on What's Changed in College Admissions

Nikki Weiner explains what’s changed in the college admissions landscape. Is test-optional here to stay? Why are schools suddenly…

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July 21, 2021

Handling the News With Our Kids

The news is hard for anyone to escape these days– even our kids, who might see a stray notification on our phones or overhear a …

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July 19, 2021

Ask Amy- My Kid Loses Everything!

All kids lose stuff sometimes. Some kids lose stuff all the time. Sometimes it's ADHD or general inattention. Sometimes it's just…

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July 16, 2021

Fresh Take: Heidi Murkoff on Maternal Health (And What We Can Do To P…

Heidi Murkoff is the author of the legendary What to Expect When You’re Expecting. She’s also the creator of the What to Expect P…

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July 14, 2021

Best Advice We'd Give Our Younger Selves

Youth is wasted on the young. We wasted our youth taking the wrong classes in college and layering imaginary agendas onto other p…

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July 12, 2021

Ask Margaret - What To Do When Kids Say They're Bored

We love the freedom of summer, but with it comes the familiar complaint of "We're bored!” The simplest solution to kid boredom ma…

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July 9, 2021

Fresh Take: Olivia Martinez-Hauge on Special Needs Parenting

Olivia Martinez-Hauge is a mom of three kids, two with neurodiversity. She’s also a therapist who treats individuals and families…

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July 7, 2021

Super-Awesome Mom Hacks

Time for some easy wins! Here of some of our (and our listeners') favorite hacks for naptime, diapers, laundry, cooking, snow day…

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July 5, 2021

Ask Amy - My Kid Just Doesn't Want To Talk About It

Some kids are more expressive than others. And a child’s ability to discuss feelings might be frustrated by their vocabulary or e…

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July 2, 2021

BEST OF: 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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