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photo of ME's seat belt safety guest, Shannon Ryder

As a firefighter and first responder to traffic accidents, Shannon Ryder saw firsthand the tragedies that can result when drivers and passengers don’t follow best practices in traffic safety.   Now, as coordinator of child passenger safety for DPS-OTS, Shannon devotes her career to helping parents understand and apply strategies to protect children at every…

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photo of ME's bridging the digital divide guest, Jill Hornbacher

For low income families, “equal opportunity” is missing in many aspects of their lives, including access to high-speed internet and the devices necessary to use that connection. This gap in access to the Internet and computers is known as the digital divide. In today’s technology-driven world, how does a student do homework without access? How…

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Most school-age kids are facing reality this week: summer is behind us and the demands of school and homework are upon us! Of course, parents face those demands too and play a crucial role in making sure children are physically and emotionally ready for optimal learning.   Marti shared with KARE 11 News at 11’s…

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photo of ME's why ME time matters guests, Erin Erickson & Marti Erickson

As a mom, you may feel guilty when you take time for yourself – enjoy some “ME Time”. You may worry that you’re neglecting your children’s needs if you go out with friends, have a date night with your partner, take time to go to a class, take a nap, exercise or even just relax…

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on our minds

The University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) experts will share evidence-based research on effective child-rearing at a time when myth-busting and innovative solutions are needed more than ever. Watch for shows and resource sheets featuring CEHD’s world-class research and easy-to-understand tips for tough parenting challenges. We’re excited to showcase CEHD’s expertise…

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