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Parent Savers

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We provide new parents with practical information to help preserve their sanity. Both moms and dads discuss common parenting concerns for their toddlers. With the help of our experts, parents get the superhero strength they need to tackle the world, and the next dirty diaper.

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Our heart melts every time our children say new words, even if we're the only ones who can understand it. Despite all the cuteness, how do you know if your child is having difficulty with speech development? What milestones should we be monitoring for babies and toddlers? And what differences should we expect in speech patterns between boys and girls?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Newborn Screening Tests

Newborn Screening Tests

2020-02-0500:32:36

Newborn screenings identify conditions that can impact your child's long-term health. Which tests are commonly offered and why? How and when are the tests done? And what are the odds your child's tests may come back abnormal?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sex After Kids?

Sex After Kids?

2020-01-2900:33:38

You had sex to make a baby, but now the thought of having it seems more disturbing than changing your toddler's dirty diaper. How do you make sex a priority in your relationship after having kids? What are men (and women) really thinking before they hit the sheets? And what is a "rejection-free" zone and how can it dramatically improve your relationship? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Your Baby's Vision

Your Baby's Vision

2020-01-2200:25:42

Your baby continues to develop every day, and sometimes these stages of development aren't obvious. How do you know if your child's vision is reaching necessary milestones? What are some factors that put your baby's vision at risk? Plus, information on a program allowing all babies under one to get their vision tested for free!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Home Schooling Your Toddler

Home Schooling Your Toddler

2020-01-1500:33:51

We all know education is an important part of growing up and finding your place in life. And as a parent, you have several choices on how your children receive that education, such as home schooling, which begins even when children are toddlers. How has homeschooling changed over the years? What resources are available to you? And what are some of the common misconceptions about the homeschooling process?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
If your baby's silky, smooth skin develops red, dry, itchy patches- it could be eczema. What's really happening when your baby develops eczema? How early can symptoms appear? And what are your treatment options?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Power struggles with your children are often common, but they can be stressful and negatively impact your relationship. What typically triggers power struggles in infants and toddlers? What are some strategies for defining and measuring good (and bad) behavior? And what common mistakes are most parents making that actually make the situation worse? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
With a new child comes more costs, so you may need more money. You may also need to take time off work to care for your child. Government and work benefits can help you adjust to your new life as a new parent. What are the ways to utilize these programs while pregnant? What exactly is the Family Medical Leave Act and how does it work? Plus, saving money with Flexible Spending Accounts and more!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The baby days are over. One minute they give you a kiss and a smile and in the next moment are screaming and hitting. How can you handle this situation with your toddler without throwing a tantrum yourself? What triggers this type of behavior and how can it be prevented? How can we turn the "terrible twos" into the "terrific twos"? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Children separated from their parents may experience extra anxiety, resulting in major meltdowns. What typically triggers separation anxiety in our kids? Do babies react differently than toddlers? And what can you, as a parent, do to help your child transition into a more independent stage in life? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Music is a wonderful tool for young families. It encourages quality time together and is a great motivator that allows your kids to have fun in a safe, nurturing environment. What are some great musical activities you can do with your kids? How can music help with chores and other activities kids may not like. Plus, how you can make music out of any noise around you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Both mom and dad need a break sometimes, and that's the perfect opportunity for a playdate. But, how do you find a group that's right for you and your child? Is there some sort of playdate etiquette you should know about? How do you go about starting a new playgroup in your area? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
You spend most of your day changing diapers and coming in close contact with some sort of bodily fluid from your child, we get it. The idea of potty-training may seem like the perfect solution. But, how do you know if your child is ready? And perhaps more importantly, how do you know if you're ready? Plus, helpful tips for getting your boy or girl off to a great start! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The number of families having only one child has doubled since the baby boomer generation. So, why are more and more families planning to have only one child? What are some of the benefits and trade-offs of siblings? Is only "lonely"?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
You may have heard about Montessori schools, but this approach goes far beyond the classroom. Today we're learning about the importance of bringing these tools into your home so you can better understand you baby's developmental needs. Plus, our panelists share their firsthand experience using the Montessori methods in their own homes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Circumcision has become one of the most debated issues in the country. As more information becomes available, many parents are refraining from circumcision and instead choosing to keep their boys intact. What are some of the benefits of keeping your child's foreskin intact? Should you be concerned about potential health risks, such as disease and overall cleanliness? Plus, details on a bill that aims to ban circumcision for all underage males. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Parenting differences are one of the top reasons for divorce in this country. So, what's the best way to handle these types of situations? How do you avoid fighting in front of your kids? What do you do when the conversation gets too "heated"? And is there any truth to the statement "If mama ain't happy, ain't no one happy"?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Halloween is big deal for most kids. But, what do you do when your kids aren't quite ready for all the haunted houses and Halloween candy? What are some alternatives to trick-or-treat night? We're chatting with some experienced moms to see how they celebrate this spooky holiday with their little ones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Yoga For Kids

Yoga For Kids

2019-10-0900:31:07

Young kids always seem to be crawling, climbing and bouncing off the walls. But getting them to do actual exercise that benefits the mind, body and soul, well that's a bit more difficult. That's the benefit of yoga for kids, and it's something your child can do every day, online for free! Learn more about the benefits of kid yoga and how it's attracting children from all over the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Baby Proofing Your Home

Baby Proofing Your Home

2019-10-0200:36:541

Your baby is now a toddler and suddenly nothing in your home is sacred. No shelf, cabinet or drawer is unexplored. So, how do you keep your kid safe and keep what little sanity you still have? What are the most important items to baby-proof in your home? Are there certain items that can't be secured? Plus, how do you baby-proof outside your home?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Amahl Majack

Add run until 9:10

Feb 20th
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