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May
16

My TEDx Oslo Transcript: Why Do Parents Fear Vaccines?

written by Tara Haelle

This is the transcript of my TEDx Oslo talk, for those wanting to read instead of watch or who are unable to watch. Anyone is welcome to translate this talk into other languages as long as it appears with my name and the fact that it is a TEDx Oslo talk. (Ex: A TEDx Oslo talk […]

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May
9

Why Do Parents Fear Vaccines? I Explain in My TEDx Oslo Talk

written by Tara Haelle

The past month has been such a whirlwind that I spent more days in April out of town than in town — two conferences, one international TEDx talk, and one luncheon speaking event. It has finally wound down, and now I’m trying to catch up. One of the big events that took up much of my […]

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Aug
7

Catching Up and Friday Video: “All About That Vax”

written by Tara Haelle

You’ve probably noticed the blog has been a bit thin of late. I have a long list of backlogged pieces to write, but the past seven weeks have been nonstop illnesses in our home — including ER visits, too many doctor visits to count, and even two hospital admissions and stays — so I’ve fallen […]

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Oct
25

Spanking: Considering another piece of the puzzle in its long-term effect

written by Tara Haelle

Although it’s not in the limelight as often as various other hot-button “mommy wars” issues, the use of spanking as a disciplinary method is still a controversial – and common – practice. It is also incredibly difficult to study, so before I get to discussing the study published in Pediatrics this week about the possible effects of […]

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May
10

Weekly Round-Up: ADHD, team sports, summertime dangers, nutrition, parenting styles and more

written by Tara Haelle

All right, folks, this will be a whirlwind of links, but if you missed any health or science news this week related to parenting, I’ve hopefully included it below. First there’s been a bunch of news about ADHD, and none of it really that good. First, it’s hard to tell which is worse: that we […]

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Apr
21

Round-up: Talking to kids about traumatic events and the week’s health news

written by Tara Haelle

So… last week was a bit of a doozy. My head is still spinning from the insanity of the Boston Marathon blasts, the explosion in West, Texas (a city I’m dearly familiar with), the poisoned letters sent to the president and a Congressman and then the exhaustive manhunt in Boston which came to a climactic […]

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Apr
2

What can we learn from a single preschool study?

written by Tara Haelle

Today’s blog post is part of an evidence-based parenting “carnival” hosted by Science of Mom that I’m proud to participate in this month. Along with several other science-minded mom bloggers, I’m writing about preschool. Discussions about the value of preschool have been in the news a lot lately, primarily because of the president’s discussion of […]

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Dec
14

How to help children process traumatic events and news

written by Tara Haelle

The whole nation is reeling with the news of today’s tragic shooting spree at a Connecticut elementary school. I had to take a break from social media and even from my work for a good cry because I just couldn’t take seeing all the status updates and news updates coming in. It was too much […]

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Oct
31

So you think your kindergartner is a generous sweetie, huh?

written by Tara Haelle

When the basket is passed around at church for tithing, do you put in more than you would if you think someone is watching? Or what if you’re writing a check to a charitable organization. If they are standing beside you watching you, are you inclined to write it for a little more than if […]

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Oct
25

A walk on the darker side of psychology

written by Tara Haelle

The trip to DC and the course have continued to throw off my schedule, but I want to keep posting some of the pieces that I’ve written at dailyRx, and this post pulls together some of the more sensitive topics. First, I’ve had the special opportunity to speak to a number of sexual assault survivors […]

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