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What can you do to help your infant cry less, be more independent as a toddler and be more cooperative as he or she gets older? Children absolutely need a secure base, which begins in infancy. You won’t spoil a baby by responding to them consistently and predictably.   Throughout development, moms and dads continue…

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photo of ME's potty training and bed-wetting guest, Dr. Andrew Barnes

As parents, many of us struggle to sort through varied and often contradictory bits of potty training and bed-wetting advice from childrearing books, peers, grandparents and childcare providers. We wonder when our child should be out of diapers, when toileting “accidents” are something to worry about and what approach will be most effective (and least…

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photo of ME's transgender youth guests, Leslie Lagerstrom & Dr. Elizabeth Reeve

What is your experience with – or knowledge of – transgender individuals? What do you know about mental health challenges transgender youth may face and factors that help them thrive and succeed in life?   This week, mom and blogger Leslie Lagerstrom (creator of Transparenthood) and child and adolescent psychiatrist Elizabeth Reeve join Marti &…

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What fun it was to be with the hundreds of wonderful moms who turned out for the 8th annual A Night Out for ME event on May 2nd! Marti & Erin loved chatting with so many of the moms, those who attend every year and the new friends they met.   Twelve-year-old Clara (Erin’s daughter…

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Although we like to think of childhood as a time of joy and innocence, the American Psychological Association estimates that about 15 million children in the U.S. have a diagnosable mental health disorder, and millions more are at risk because of inherent or environmental factors. Yet only about seven percent of these young people receive…

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