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    New Beginnings in Family Transitions:

    “Fifty percent of all the children born to married parents today will experience the divorce of their parents before they are 18 years old.” (Fagan, Fitzgerald, Rector, -The Effects of Divorce on America-). If divorce or separation hasn’t touched you as a child, it probably has touched you as a parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt or […]

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    Handling major life changes

    In the 1960s, researchers Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe studied the potential link between stressful life events and illness. After examining the medical records of thousands of patients, Holmes and Rahe discovered that there was a strong correlation between the two, ultimately developing the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale. Holmes and Rahe found that the […]

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    What to expect when your child is having surgery

    by Carmin Erickson, Director of Surgery, CHI St. Alexius Health, Dickinson Undergoing surgery, even for a minor procedure, can feel like an overwhelming event. When your own child is the one needing surgery, as the parent you feel the extra responsibility of helping your little one get through the procedure as smoothly as possible. Your […]

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    Foster Care

    Interested in becoming a foster parent? With any new and exciting journey in parenthood, the process and information can feel overwhelming. We caught up with Jenny Thompson, a Licensed Social Worker in McKenzie County, to help sort through the steps to successful licensing and placement. According to Thompson, there’s great need for foster parents in […]

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    56 Inspiring Mother’s Day Messages

    When was the last time you told mom how much she means to you? If it’s been a while, that’s completely understandable. With everything that life throws at us, it’s easy to take moms for granted, especially if they’re long distance.  This Mother’s Day, FTD is here to help you show mom your appreciation for […]

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