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Hanson,Laura_hs

Teaching reading is not only the school’s responsibility; we parents play a huge role in nurturing our children’s love of reading and promoting their skills. And this doesn’t mean drill and drudgery! Laura Hanson, a reading specialist in the Edina Public Schools, brings a wealth of easy, fun, effective ways to choose and use books…

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Hmurovich,Jim_hs

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, but this is a year-round problem that needs year-round solutions. And we all can play a part. Jim Hmurovich is President of Prevent Child Abuse America and, in previous work in corrections and child welfare, he witnessed firsthand the devastating consequences of abuse. This difficult topic also has been…

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Carlson,Lindsey_hs

Research shows that children are much more likely to engage in underage drinking than parents often believe. And pretending it isn’t so just doesn’t work. But research also shows that parents are the biggest influence on children’s decisions about drinking. So, when and how should we talk with our children about alcohol? As this week’s…

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Pehrson,Gordy_hs

Turning your teen loose with the family car is an anxious moment for most of us parents – and for good reason, given that car accidents are the number one cause of death for people 15 – 19 years of age. But the good news is we have much greater impact on our children’s driving…

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April is Let’s G.O. (Get Outside) month, a great time to remind yourself why being out in nature is so important to your children’s health and well-being – and your own! This week’s Mom Enough guest, Jeff Ledermann, has spent the last 20 years working with the Minnesota Department of Education to help educators integrate…

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