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We’ll share the video link from Marti’s KARE 11 News at 11 parenting segment with Diana Pierce as soon as it’s available. In the meantime, here are the talking points on this timely topic:   Temperatures hover below zero, schools are closed AGAIN, children are antsy and confused, and parents are stressed. So what can…

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Dukes,Andre_hs

Experiences in the early months and years of life shape a child’s health, learning and development forever. In order to thrive, children don’t need anything fancy – just basic experiences of predictable love and care, parents who talk, sing and read to them, opportunities to explore in a safe, supportive environment. But for too many…

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Villager_Presentation

Mother-daughter duo Marti and Erin Erickson, Twin Cities-based family and parenting experts will give a presentation from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Chaska High School, Blue Forum (B100). According to news release from District 112’s Community Education department, their talk addresses the demands of parents and how to better define values and…

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Marti & Erin - at computer

If you missed our live Facebook chat on investing in early childhood development, you can read through the many interesting comments that were posted! This is a very important topic, and we were lucky to have Dr. Megan Gunnar, Director of the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, join Marti and the…

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Rolnick,Art_hs

Too often people think of “education” as something that begins when children enter kindergarten. Yet a wealth of research shows that a child’s success in school and life (in fact, the very architecture of a child’s brain) is shaped in powerful ways by experiences in the earliest months of life. Furthermore, economic research demonstrates that…

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