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Good early education programs are expensive, but economists say they are the best public investment we can make. Watch this University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development video to learn more!   For the UofM’s Institute of Child Development, click here. To listen to Dr. Art Rolnick’s Invest Now or Pay More Later interview, click…

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Many adults bemoan the extent to which electronic communication has replaced face-to-face interactions for kids today. But what would children say about the impact of technology on their relationships, including their relationships with parents? Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, a clinical psychologist and instructor at Harvard Medical School, interviewed 1000 children (ages 4 – 18), 500 parents…

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Many children of all ages experience school-related anxiety, whether stressing out about academic performance, fearing bullies on the bus or feeling overwhelmed by separation anxiety when it’s time to leave home. This week’s Mom Enough guest, clinical psychologist Dr. Jordan Hart, has worked with many children and families who are struggling with these problems. And…

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Something about turning the calendar to a new year prompts many of us to save more money, lose weight or break some nasty habit. But studies show that we often set ourselves up for failure with our New Year’s resolutions. So how can we set attainable goals? How can we engage our children in the…

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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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