Podcast: Emotionally Resilient Kids!

Why not subscribe to the show in iTunes? And if you listen to podcasts on your smartphone, check out this great app: Stitcher! THIS EPISODE: Are your kids emotionally resilient? Do they bounce back after they experience the big – and little – setbacks in life? Kids who are emotionally resilient perform better academically and socially – and that’s what we’re talking…

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A Parent’s Secret Weapons: Listen. Learn. Lasso. Laugh.

To those of you who have cute, little kids who still think you’re the greatest thing since their pacifier, I bring bad news. You see, there’s a good chance that—somewhere down the road—they’re going to turn on you. Some will stop talking. Others will only grunt. And, sadly, some will think that you are the root of all things bad…

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Podcast: Raising and Surviving Your Terrific Tweens!

Why not subscribe to the show in iTunes? And if you listen to podcasts on your smartphone, check out this great app: Stitcher! THIS EPISODE: The words ‘terrific” and “tweens” can go together and this show is going to give you tips you need for making your kid’s tween years outstanding. We’re joined today by Renee Garcia and Susan Galvin, both clinical social workers who…

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How Thumb-Sucking and Bedwetting Made Me a Better Parent

That’s a four-year-old me in the arms of my dad, looking at a big ole bear at the San Diego Zoo. I thought he was Yogi Bear. And, according to my father, I was promising Yogi that I’d never suck my thumb again. Ever. A promise I broke time and time again for the next couple of years. Thumb sucking.…

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Podcast: Emmy Winner Dan Bucatinsky Talks About Being a Dad

Why not subscribe to the show in iTunes? And if you listen to podcasts on your smartphone, check out this great app: Stitcher! THIS EPISODE: Dan Bucatinsky has a full plate. He just won an Emmy for his recurring role on ABC’s hit show, Scandal. He’s an executive producer for Grey’s Anatomy as well as other shows including Who Do You Think You Are? and Web Therapy. But…

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The Heartbeat of the Kitchen Table

I don’t remember much about the first house I lived in. We moved from there when I was almost four. But I do remember the front porch. And the upstairs bathroom with two sinks and a big mirror. I remember the backyard ice skating rink – which my dad built for us during the winter months. And I remember our…

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Podcast: Minimalist Parenting Means Less is More!

This show is for every parent who feels that life is too full, too booked, too stressed and just too much! If that’s you, fear not, there’s hope. And that’s what we’re going to talk about today. My guests are the authors of a book I’m crazy about, Minimalist Parenting. Asha Dornfest and Christine Koh are here to talk about why “more” in your family…

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Proof That Mom’s a Genius

Say hello to Aunt Connie and Uncle Hank. They were my dad’s aunt and uncle but, because I grew up without grandparents, they always felt more like grandparents to me. And because they lived a short drive from my childhood home, they were regularly recruited to stay overnight when my parents took an occasional trip. Which always resulted in stories.…

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Podcast: The Power of Play for Kids

What a fun show! We’re joined today by Dr. Michael Shore, Vice President of Global Consumer Insights at Mattel – the brand behind icon products including Barbie, Hot Wheels, American Girl, Polly Pocket and Fisher-Price. Dr. Shore’s world revolves around kids’, parent’s and adults’ attitudes towards toys and play. And he’s here today to share insights with you: • What’s so special…

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Baseball & Dads & Sons & Daughters.

It started with Jeff Bogle. I was in Cleveland hanging out with Jeff, his father and daughter at an Indian’s game. Something I’d been doing a lot of with dads throughout the country. Detroit. Oakland. Chicago. Tampa. L.A. Boston. A pretty cool list by anyone’s standards. But being with Jeff and his family was a game-changer. When a little bit of…

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