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KARE_stress dangers

Stress is a natural part of life, for both children and adults especially this time of year, but normal stress can turn toxic for children, which can lead to long-term harm to children’s brains and bodies. Marti joined KARE 11 News at 11′s Diana Pierce to explain that at any age, stress triggers the production…

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Harman,Scott_hs

As parents, we all have had those moments of thinking, “I can’t believe I just did that!” The parenting we experienced in childhood has a way of sneaking up on us, for better or worse, in interactions with our children. But there is power in remembering and becoming more aware of how our bodies and…

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Papernow,Patricia_hs

Becoming a step family is a huge transition for everyone involved. What are the common emotional issues for children when a parent marries and how can all the adults pull together to help children adapt in a healthy way? What is the appropriate role for a step parent when it comes to discipline? How do…

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Toxic Stress

Learn how toxic stress changes the brain and interferes with learning and memory by watching this University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development video.   For the UofM’s Institute of Child Development, click here. To listen to Dr. Megan Gunnar’s interview on our children’s experience with stress, click here.

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Glacier hike, toast

Check out pictures of Marti and her husband, Ron, from their November 2013 trip to South America. They enjoyed the beauty of Argentina and Chile and had many adventures. They like to keep moving and exploring on their trips!    

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