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MSR_NeedtoSucceed

We are pleased that Carolyn Smallwood, executive director of Way to Grow, shared our information on the seven experiences young children need to increase the odds that they will thrive and succeed in school and in life. Carolyn’s article was printed in Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR).   If provided with these foundational experiences and environments in the first…

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School’s out and many Minnesota children are spending significant amounts of time home alone. How do you know if your child is ready to be left alone – and for how long and under what circumstances? And what steps can you take to make sure your child is prepared when the time comes? Marti shared…

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Marti joined KARE 11’s Karla Hult for a discussion about the reasons why children try to cut their own hair. Here is a portion of their conversation:   “I think the one simple reason is that children do what they see adults doing. They love to imitate and play adult roles. And, so pretending that…

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heart disease in women guest Dr. Elizabeth Grey

Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women and that death rates are increasing in women ages 35 to 54? Too many of us women are not aware, nor do we know about the risk factors and warning signs that are unique to women. But knowledge is power and, in…

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toxic stress guest Dr. Megan Gunnar

As much as we’d love to make life easy for our children, they inevitably will experience stress. And, as research demonstrates, some stress actually is positive in that it allows children to discover and practice their coping and problem-solving strategies. But when – and under what conditions – does stress become toxic stress and undermine…

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