“Mother Knows Best,” Soap Opera Digest, November 7, 1995

Mother Knows Best When It Comes To Juggling Work And Family, Daytime Parents Are Pros Celebrity Caretaker:  Mary Beth Evans (Katherine, GENERAL HOSPITAL) Mommy’s Little Darlings:  Danny, 8, Katie, 5, and Matthew, 2 Words Of Wisdom:  “Be strict and love them, but don’t be afraid to let your kids go.  A little independence can go a long way.” By Terrie Collymore Soap Opera Digest, November 7, 1995 School Day Blues Embarking on new experiences can be fun – and frightening.  For example, a child who is starting school encounters new faces, new places and lots of rules.  While most kids eventually adjust, for some, it can be a battle just getting on the bus.  “My daughter, Katie, cried every single morning from September to January,” recalls GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Mary Beth Evans (Katherine).  “Nursery school was very overwhelming for her and she didn’t want to go, but we kept plowing through until she got over it.” Evans cut the apron strings gradually.  “Every day, I took Katie to her class and stayed with her until she calmed down,” shares Evans.  “After a month, my visits got shorter and her crying became less frequent.  I was very relieved because it was hard watching her be so upset.” When it was time to attend elementary school, Katie was an old pro.  “She loves it now,” reports Evans.  “Actually, Danny does, too.  My...

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