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Ask MomRN Show - What Not to Say When Talking with Kids

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Do you know a toddler who refuses to budge? Has a preschooler ever called you stupid? Our natural reaction to these kinds of situations is often annoyance, and words that just don't work. Author Sarah MacLaughlin's new book, What Not to Say: Tools for Talking with Young Children, is an essential guide for learning to shift the way you communicate with young children and provides a simple framework of techniques that will help you respond differently. Whether parent, teacher, grandparent, or nanny, this book will help you see the importance of what a child hears from you. Changing your approach, words, and even tone can have lasting effect not only on your relationship with a child but also on that child's behavior.

Mike Norris knows the film industry from every angle. He the son of actor Chuck Norris—and an actor, director and producer in his own right. His latest film, I AM . . . GABRIEL, follows his work behind the camera in MAGGIE’S PASSAGE, BIRDIE & BOGIE and multiple episodes of Walker, Texas Ranger. And Norris has acted in more than 30 films and TV series. He joins MomRN to discuss his newest movie, which was just released on DVD.

Plus, travel expert Chris Elliot and special guests from St. Judes Children's Research Hospital.

Whether you are a brand new parent or have teenagers leaving the nest in a few short years, MomRN has advice, support, and encouragement to help you on your journey through parenthood. Join MomRN and her expert guests each week for practical advice for raising a happy, healthy family.