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Jan. 18, 2021

Ask Margaret - How To Turn Off Screens Without Tears

A listener asks how to help her child regulate the strong emotions that arise whenever it's time for screens to go off.

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Jan. 15, 2021

Fresh Take: Mirna Valerio Tells Us How To Find Our Fitness

Mirna Valerio is a runner, adventurer, speaker, and anti-racism educator. We discuss her experiences as a larger woman in a world…

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Jan. 11, 2021

The Mom That Covid Has Made Me

How has Covid affected you as a mom? Are you more socially anxious? Have you found the isolation sort of reassuring? Are you at y…

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Jan. 11, 2021

Ask Amy - My Kid Thinks There Are Monsters Under The Bed

How can we deal with the monsters-under-the-bed phase? For kids who still believe in magical things as fully possible, the best "…

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Jan. 8, 2021

Fresh Take: Ned Johnson on The Self-Driven Child

This week we’re talking to Ned Johnson, co-author (with William Stixrud) of THE SELF-DRIVEN CHILD: THE SCIENCE AND SENSE OF GIVIN…

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Jan. 6, 2021

Your Life Begins Again When... (The Second Half of Parenting)

We asked our listeners: when did your pre-parenting life of ease snap back into focus? Was it the day your kids take a shower sol…

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Jan. 4, 2021

Ask Margaret- My Kid Is Sneaking Food and Screens Up To Her Room

Margaret answers a question from a listener whose daughter has become sneaky about things that are supposed to be off-limits.

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Dec. 30, 2020

2020: What Was That?

We review the very problematic 2020: what we talked about this year, the impossibility of “solving” any of this, and how this po…

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Dec. 22, 2020

We Ask Each Other Burning Questions

After four years of doing this podcast, we know a lot about each other. In this episode, we ask each other the burning questions …

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Dec. 21, 2020

Ask Amy- How Can I Help My Reluctant Pooper?

A listener asks how to help her toddler whose stool withholding has become painful and possibly chronic.

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Dec. 16, 2020

Extremely Achievable Holiday Traditions

This episode is full of super-easy ways to make the holiday season more fun without also being more expensive. These ideas are Ch…

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Dec. 14, 2020

Ask Margaret - When Your Parent-Teacher Conference Doesn't Go So Well

Margaret talks about parent-teacher conferences and why it’s important to remember that you, as the parent, aren’t the one being …

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Dec. 11, 2020

Fresh Take: Susan Katz Miller on Interfaith Families at the Holidays

The holidays are already intense, but if your family is interfaith, it can ratchet up the pressure for perfection times two. Gues…

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Dec. 9, 2020

What's Your Mom Superpower?

Everyone needs an ‘Attaboy!’ every once in a while. When you’re a mom, you usually have to give it to yourself. Whether it’s supe…

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Dec. 7, 2020

Ask Margaret - My Kid Shows Zero Enthusiasm for Opening Gifts

Margaret answers a question from a listener whose "bonus daughter" shows zero enthusiasm when opening gifts.

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Dec. 4, 2020

Fresh Take: Katherine May on "Wintering" and the Power of Rest and Re…

Katherine May is the author of the new book WINTERING: THE POWER OF REST AND RETREAT IN DIFFICULT TIMES. May explains how the nat…

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Dec. 2, 2020

It Takes A Village (But We're Doing It Alone)

For the last 1.8 million years or so, children were raised village-style. But 2020 has meant a lot of us raising our kids without…

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Nov. 30, 2020

Ask Amy- Can You Discipline a One-Year-Old?

A listener asks whether, and how, she can discipline a 1-year-old who pulls hair and throws food on the floor.

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