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Freeburg,Jennifer&Firdaush_hs

When it comes to drinking, there’s a big disconnect between what kids do and what parents think they do. For example, 1 in 6 teens binge drinks, but only 1 in 100 parents believes his or her child binge drinks. Many parents also are surprised to know how early children experiment with drinking; for example,…

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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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KARE_learning to let go

Marti joined KARE 11’s Diana Pierce with some important parenting tips to help children gain healthy independence gradually. Here are some of Marti’s suggestions: 1) Engage children in real work, letting them contribute according to their age 2) Break new tasks down into “chewable chunks” 3) Recognize each small success and effort 4) Keep a…

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