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    Are you listening to me?

    0 Editor’s Note: Agriculture plays an important role in all our lives, especially in North Dakota. In our new section, “From our Table,” contributors from North Dakota Farm Bureau will provide recipes and insight into family life and our family table.   I had to make a quick stop at the grocery store to get […]

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    How to establish a bond when works keeps you away

    0 Q: “I’m a dad of two daughters, a baby and a toddler. My work has me leaving early and coming home late, sometimes not until right before bedtime or after. How can I establish a bond with my girls when I’m away from them so much? Do you have any suggestions for making the […]

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    Spell Love T-I-M-E

    0 From West Dakota Parent & Family Resource Center “There is a widespread belief in our society that the time parents and children spend playing together is frivolous and unproductive,” according to Carolyn Webster-Stratton’s book, The Incredible Years, A Troubleshooting Guide for Parents of Children Aged 2-8 Years. But in her book Stratton reminds parents that […]

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    New Beginnings in Family Transitions:

    0 “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 […]

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    Handling major life changes

    0 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 […]

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    What to expect when your child is having surgery

    0 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. […]

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    Foster Care

    0 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 […]

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    56 Inspiring Mother’s Day Messages

    0 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 […]