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Hazelden Betty Ford guest Dr. Leslie Adair

As parents, most of us would rather not even think about the possibility that our son or daughter could develop an addiction to alcohol or other substances. But putting our head in the sand only increases the risks. Dr. Leslie Adair, Director of Mental Health & Family Services at Hazelden Betty Ford’s adolescent and young…

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Read what Marti and other discipline experts suggested in Real Simple’s September 2015 Kids & Parenting article by Ingela Ratledge.   Are time outs good? Are lots of rules helpful? How should you react when your child misbehaves in public? Find out in “7 Things Pros Wish Parents Knew About Discipline.” Catch a kid being…

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Read Aimee Blanchette’s Star Tribune article titled “Child’s play gets complicated with the modern play date.” Marti is one of the contributors, talking about the exaggerated fear and exaggerated threat parents feel about sending their children off to play with other children on their own.   To read the entire article, click here.

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child passenger safety guest Heather Darby

According to the CDC, car crashes continue to be the leading cause of death and serious injury for children under 14 years of age. But there is much we can do to reduce the risk for our children. The first step is to know and follow not only the laws about child passenger safety, but…

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Are your children (and you!) struggling to stay on top of homework, get enough sleep, eat healthy, relaxed meals and find time for a little fun? Maybe the underlying problem is time management! But beyond the preschool years, parents really can’t manage their kids’ time; instead they need to help kids build those important skills…

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