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Lindeman&Kielas-Jensen_hs

We know that even one new baby – let alone two or three! – can redefine life as we knew it. And, no matter how strong we think we are, we all need help and support during such a major life transition. What do we do when two hungry babies are crying at once? How…

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King,Pam_hs

Most of us probably have found ourselves speechless in the face of a child’s impossible question about religious or spiritual concepts. (Marti & Erin certainly have and they share a few examples in this week’s show!) But what does child development research show about the way children develop ideas of spirituality and/or religion? How do…

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Oster,Gary_hs

Many of us probably can remember a trip, small or large, that opened our eyes to something we’d never thought about before. Whether a school trip to a nearby nature center or a family trip to distant places, travel can ignite our curiosity and allow us to see through new eyes. Now a new study…

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Quist,Beth_hs2

The decision to return to the workplace, no matter what your child’s age, requires careful planning and attention to the emotions this change can arouse for parents and children. And if you’re a prospective parent looking ahead to parental leave, it’s not a minute too soon to think about how to prepare for this transition,…

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Barnes,Andrew_hs

Countless children (and adults, for that matter!) are habitual nail-biters, hair-twisters, thumb-suckers or nose-pickers. When might those behaviors be cause for concern? Even if they are apparently harmless habits, are there reasons to try to put an end to them? University of Minnesota pediatrician Dr. Andy Barnes brings reassurance and practical advice to this week’s…

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