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effects of media on children guest Lisa Guernsey

As parents we get lots of different messages about the place of video and TV in our children’s lives. While ads claim some videos will make kids smarter, many experts say no media is good media for babies and toddlers. Yet the reality is that most parents resort at least occasionally to plopping their child…

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parenting teens guest Joani Geltman

The explosion of new technologies over the last 20 years has opened a whole new world to children and teens, posing both opportunities and challenges for kids and parents alike. The adolescent years probably always have presented issues that make parents uncomfortable. But technology has raised the stakes in parenting teens with threats like online…

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Literacy Skills Guest Dr. Lori Helman

The path to reading success starts long before a child walks through the school door. From the earliest conversations we have with our toddler to singing songs or playing rhyming games in the car, we are preparing our child for the reading and writing that will be so important to later school success. But what…

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KARE_school anxiety

Marti appeared on KARE 11 News at 11 to discuss school anxiety with Diana Pierce. Here are Marti’s parenting tips to help your student cope with school anxiety: 1) Ask and listen 2) Communicate with teachers 3) Role-play and practice how to handle difficult situations and how to reduce stress 4) Keep your child in…

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math for kids guest Michele Mazzocco

Many children develop the idea that math is hard, just too much work and drudgery. And yet, even toddlers are attracted to numbers and have an intuitive sense of the meaning of basic math. So how can we sustain that interest in our young children or help our older kids recapture it? University of Minnesota…

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