episodes

March 3, 2021

When It's Okay To Be Emotional In Front of Our Kids

Is it okay for us to be emotional in front of our kids? Julie, one of our podcast listeners, asked this question in our Facebook …

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March 1, 2021

Ask Margaret - How Should I Talk to My Child's Caregiver About Discip…

Leaving our kids in the care of others is stressful and tends to bring out a strong need for control. But when it comes to workin…

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Feb. 24, 2021

Extremely Achievable Family Traditions

What are some small traditions we can lean on right now to create more joy and meaning for our families? We’re talking LITTLE. Pr…

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Feb. 22, 2021

Ask Amy- Should I Be Worried About My Teen's Isolation?

When is a teen happily isolated– or at least content– and when is it something a parent should be concerned about, particularly d…

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Feb. 19, 2021

Fresh Take: Victoria Vanstone on Sober Parenting

Victoria Vanstone started drunkmummysobermummy.com to chronicle her journey to sobriety. Victoria tells us about the “pinot gris …

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Feb. 17, 2021

Moms Are Not Okay

As we come up on the one-year anniversary of a crisis we thought would take a couple of weeks, let's face it: all of us moms are …

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Feb. 15, 2021

Ask Margaret - Do I Get a Say On Who My Kids' Friends Are?

How much input should we have on our kids' choices of friends? What happens when we don't like the friends our kid is choosing?

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Feb. 12, 2021

From the Vault: Anger Management for Kids

In this episode from Jan 2020 Amy and Margaret discuss the best ways to help our kids (and ourselves) manage our kids' anger.

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Feb. 10, 2021

Setting Boundaries

Boundaries aren’t just for relationships that have already been damaged. Healthy boundaries with our partners, friends, and exten…

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Feb. 8, 2021

Ask Amy- Surviving The "Only Mommy" Phase

A toddler's "only mommy" phase is just that. It's temporary. But it's a struggle for Mom nonetheless, even if her toddler's devot…

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Feb. 5, 2021

Fresh Take: Dr. Harold Koplewicz on the Best Way To Support Our Kids

Parents shouldn’t be the architects of their children’s lives. Or the builders. Dr. Harold Koplewicz, author of THE SCAFFOLD EFFE…

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Feb. 3, 2021

The Things We're Never Going Back To

This pandemic situation has not been great. But there are things we have been freed from and are hereby declaring we’ll never do,…

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Feb. 1, 2021

Ask Margaret - Talking to Kids About Death

A listener asks how to help a child asking anxious questions after his classmate's parent died.

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Jan. 29, 2021

Fresh Take: Dr. Christine Koh On Building a Family After Adverse Chil…

Dr. Christine Koh creates content to help people live better and happier. She also grew up with adverse childhood experiences. We…

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Jan. 27, 2021

How To Stop Having The Same Fight

Having the same fight doesn’t mean your relationship is broken. But it is totally annoying. Here are the modes of negativity that…

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Jan. 25, 2021

Ask Amy: When Your Kid is Super-Clingy

A parent asks for advice on dealing with a clingy 9-year-old. Amy suggests rewarding small shows of independence with praise, and…

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Jan. 22, 2021

Fresh Take: Dr. Edward Hallowell on the Newest Science and Essential …

Dr. Edward Hallowell, co-author of ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction--From Childhood T…

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Jan. 20, 2021

Okay, We Annoy Ourselves Also

We often express righteous anger at all the completely infuriating and totally trivial things that other people, usually related …

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