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Belinda Jensen on helping children understand weather

It’s common for children (and adults, for that matter) to worry about the dangers of tornadoes, blizzards and other major weather events. And, worried or not, we and our children may wonder about the meaning of different kinds of clouds or how a hail storm happens on a hot summer day. Belinda Jensen turned her…

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Caroline Paul is our Mom Enough guest

Studies have shown that parents are likely either to warn their daughters away from challenging physical activities or to help them so much that they don’t accomplish the task on their own. With sons, however, parents are more likely to “be brave” and to guide them in how to complete the task on their own….

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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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Halloween can be scary, especially for young children. Many kids imagine creatures hiding in their closet or under their bed even when it’s not Halloween. Parents should make the celebration fun not scary by choosing age appropriate decorations, costumes and events. If your child is one of those who is fearful, help him or her…

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Waseca teen bomb KARE story

An elaborate plan to bomb Waseca Junior and Senior High Schools was averted when a 17-year-old boy was arrested last week. Although there is enormous relief, the small community is still reeling from the horror of what could have happened.   If there are children or teens in your family, it’s important to pay close…

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