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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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The decision to return to the workplace, no matter what your child’s age, requires careful planning and attention to the emotions this change can arouse for parents and children. And if you’re a prospective parent looking ahead to parental leave, it’s not a minute too soon to think about how to prepare for this transition,…

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Countless children (and adults, for that matter!) are habitual nail-biters, hair-twisters, thumb-suckers or nose-pickers. When might those behaviors be cause for concern? Even if they are apparently harmless habits, are there reasons to try to put an end to them? University of Minnesota pediatrician Dr. Andy Barnes brings reassurance and practical advice to this week’s…

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All children (and adults, for that matter) have worries and fears, but some of us, child or adult, worry so much that it interferes with our sleep, appetite, school, work and fun. California psychologist Dr. Dan Peters brings to this week’s Mom Enough show some well-tested practical steps for helping your child learn to manage…

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As parents, we’re not always sure our children are learning and developing as they should. Even if we can see that our child is a whiz at language or number concepts, what about motor development or social skills? Help Me Grow is a free resource to help you make sure your child’s development is on…

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