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Issues and Advice


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Each month, you'll be able to get answers directly from experts covering a wide range of parenting topics. You'll also have a chance to share your own expert tips with other parents. Join the conversation!

Empowering Emotionally Overwhelmed Kids
by Michelle Bersell

Michelle Bersell, M.A., M.Ed., is a psychotherapist and mother of three who has dedicated her life to the emotional empowerment of women and children. She is leading a discussion on how to empower emotionally overwhelmed kids. Read and Comment »

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How ARTHUR Can Help Families Stay Healthy and Happy
Posted on May 21, 2014

Carol Greenwald, Senior Executive Producer of Children's Programs at WGBH Boston, discusses how ARTHUR can help families manage asthma, peanut allergies and other health topics.  Read and Comment »

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Talking to Kids About Scary News

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When children are exposed to tragic events in the news, they may have trouble understanding what they've seen or heard. Get advice on what to say with these tips for talking with kids about scary news.

How to Raise a Grateful Kid

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Gratitude is an attitude best learned at home. Find out how to set a model that will encourage your children to appreciate life's joys. Here are 10 ways to raise a grateful child.

Age-by-Age Insights

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Find out how much of your conversation kids really understand — and why they don't seem to pay attention when you want them to.

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Toddlers and Television

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Children's media expert Shelley Pasnik has scoured the research to answer parents' most common questions about young children and television. Get answers here!

Healthy Eaters

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Learn how to make good food choices more attractive for your family and encourage your kids to eat healthier.

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