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At this time of year we scramble to find the gifts the children in our family want, searching for this year’s “must-have” toys and the latest high-tech gadgets. Of course it’s fun to give that perfect gift that puts a smile on your child’s face. But it’s even more important to keep in mind the…

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Most of us know how important it is to read to children from an early age, but you may not know how beneficial it is to tell stories to children of all ages – both made up stories and real stories from your own experience. Holiday gatherings are a great time to get started in…

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Most school-age kids are facing reality this week: summer is behind us and the demands of school and homework are upon us! Of course, parents face those demands too and play a crucial role in making sure children are physically and emotionally ready for optimal learning.   Marti shared with KARE 11 News at 11’s…

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As children and parents anticipate the start of a new school year, experts say it’s common to feel both excitement and concern. While it’s easy to focus on the material aspects of getting ready for school, like new clothes and school supplies, emotional issues need to be addressed. Whether a child is starting preschool, middle…

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Hanging out with friends is an important part of growing up, a chance to build lifelong social skills and to have a lot of fun. But, what if your child’s friend is someone you really don’t like? Maybe you think he or she is a bad influence on your child. Or, perhaps you find the…

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