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best ways to potty train guest Dr. Andy Barnes

As parents, many of us struggle to sort through varied and often contradictory bits of advice on the best ways to potty train from childrearing books, peers, grandparents and childcare providers. We wonder when our child should be out of diapers, when toileting “accidents” are something to worry about, and what approach will be most…

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Connecting children with nature interview

A shared nature experience with your child helps strengthen the family bond. As interview host Tania Moloney from Nurture in Nature points out, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes.   Delighting along with your child in things that you’re exploring and enjoying together can happen more easily outdoors in nature….

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KARE_stress dangers

Stress is a natural part of life, for both children and adults especially this time of year, but normal stress can turn toxic for children, which can lead to long-term harm to children’s brains and bodies. Marti joined KARE 11 News at 11′s Diana Pierce to explain that at any age, stress triggers the production…

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Toxic Stress

Learn how toxic stress changes the brain and interferes with learning and memory by watching this University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development video.   For the UofM’s Institute of Child Development, click here. To listen to Dr. Megan Gunnar’s interview on our children’s experience with stress, click here.

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As much as we’d love to make life easy for our children, they inevitably will experience stress. And, as research demonstrates, some stress actually is positive in that it allows children to discover and practice their coping and problem-solving strategies. But when – and under what conditions – does stress become toxic and undermine our…

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