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As parents, many of us have been concerned about the incivility that has become so common in politics, media and public conversation and behavior. How can we teach our children civility – to be polite, respectful and empathic when they are surrounded with examples of adults doing the opposite? How can we help our children…

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From the “little white lies” to “half-truths”, many people lie at some time in their lives. Children are no exception. So, what does it mean when a child tells a lie? Do kids lie on purpose, or do they just not know any better? At what age can children learn the concept and value of…

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Doing good helps you feel good, so this begs the question, why do so many families miss the opportunity to volunteer together? Marti joined Pat Evans on KARE 11 News at 11 to share some suggestions on how to take advantage of this teachable moment.   1. Let your child do meaningful work in the…

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As we enter the final weeks before the November election, what are our children learning from the political rhetoric and heated discussions they hear, both in media and often in their own families? And how can we turn those lessons to ones of respect and appreciation for democracy?   Here are Marti’s tips for parents:…

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And how can we turn those lessons to ones of respect and appreciation for democracy?   In recent weeks we have been bombarded with political claims and accusations, and we probably have entered into some heated discussions of our own about this year’s candidates and issues. As Marti and Erin have discovered with the children…

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