Meeting the (Big!) Challenges of “Blended Families”

We are delighted to highlight the amazing work of Dr. Patricia Papernow who has taught about stepfamilies all over the U.S. and the world. She has written dozens of articles...

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Helping Kids Transition “Back to School”

Last week I was reminiscing with my three grown sons about how we used to do our annual back to school ritual of shopping for school supplies. I think it...

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Helping Parents Navigate their Child’s Addiction

It’s understandable that one of the scariest issues a parent has to confront is the reality that their son or daughter is abusing drugs or alcohol. The immediate desire to...

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The Adolescent Brain: A work in progress

There is so much new and exciting research in the literature reminding us that the developing brain of an adolescent is truly different from that of a young child or...

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It’s So Easy to Blame the Victims

I have to be totally honest- when I heard about Janay Rice’s decision to stay with and marry Ray Rice, after being brutally knocked unconscious by him and then dragged...

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When Love Turns to Hate: Managing Divorce While Keeping Kids Out of the Middle

In this show, Dr. Silberg will explain how some people who are domestic abusers can use the children in a form of domestic violence by proxy, hoping to hurt their...

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The Challenges and Rewards of Raising a Special Needs Child

In this hour, we will talk with Dr. Wayne Evans and his wife, Reverend Robin Williams Evans about their journey in raising their now 6 year old, Wyatt. After a...

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Life Lessons Learned From My 98-Year-Old Grandmother

In this hour, Lisa will share stories and words of wisdom from her remarkable 98 year old grandmother, Faye, who endured many hardships throughout her life, but always maintained a...

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The Power of Adoption

Along with special guest Maris H. Blechner, M.Ed, LCSW, we explore the current state of adoption, including misconceptions about the process, who is adopting, who is placing their children up...

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When Sandy Hook Hits Home or Elsewhere

The violent shooting at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida once again reminds us of life's fragility. It's almost beyond comprehension how a child, let alone his or her loved ones, could possibly process such a horrific event.

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