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    All about mom

    For this special Mother’s Day issue, West Dakota Parent and Family Resource Center asked children of all ages for thoughts on moms, proving that it doesn’t matter how old you get, a mother’s love and influence carries on. What’s your favorite thing about your mom? She’s nice. -Age 5 Mine is she cooks, play and […]

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    Is your child getting enough sleep?

    It’s time again for daylight savings time to spring forward. Other than setting our clocks ahead, we may not pay much attention. BEWARE, our body clocks don’t switch as fast as our cell phones. For most people, it takes a minimum of one week for our bodies to change but may take even longer than […]

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    Spell Love T-I-M-E

    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 “play […]

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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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    Parenting in Tough Times

    The media coverage is intense. Images of police, victims of violence, and related difficulties flood social media and television screens. These and other realities related to recent events associated with terrorism are unsettling, especially for children. Children ask questions and respond emotionally to the reactions of adults to these events. They see adults absorbed in the news coverage. They […]

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