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KARE_Preparing kids for love

America celebrated Valentine’s Day on February 14th. Many couples exchanged sweet words and surrounded themselves with hearts and flowers. But beyond the cards, candy and flowers of Valentine’s Day, what is our society’s take on love and romance? And what are the images and messages that shape our children’s understanding of this important part of life?…

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KARE_When Children Tell Lies

From the “little white lies” to “half-truths”, many people lie at some time in their lives. Children are no exception. So, what does it mean when a child tells a lie? Do kids lie on purpose, or do they just not know any better? At what age can children learn the concept and value of…

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kare_holidays-following-loss

The holidays are upon us. It’s a time of giving, goodwill and hope for the future. But for families suffering the death of a friend or loved one, a major illness or a family breakup, it may be difficult to celebrate.   Many people often struggle with feelings of guilt. Marti joined KARE 11 News…

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kare_bullying

Weeks after the 2016 Presidential Election, many parents are still struggling with the aftermath. The bad campaign behavior has spurred a surge in hate speech and bullying in schools and elsewhere. Much of the bullying is focused on race, ethnicity or gender.   However, the holidays are a great time to “reset” and establish respect…

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kare_easing-fears

During Halloween you see lots of zombies and monsters in the streets, something that can be fun for many children, but frightening for others. Many young children imagine there are scary creatures hiding in the closet or under the bed even when it’s not Halloween. If your child has those fears, how should you respond?…

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