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Happy multicultural babies sit in a row on a white background.

Amelia, Liam top baby names of 2020 at Sanford Health

Charlotte and Oliver rank as second most popular baby names
Jon Berg Jon Berg 2 min read
Two polaroid-style photos of Sanford Children's hospital patient in a chair and standing at home.

Miracles on 22nd Street raises funds for Sanford Children’s

Plan ahead for radio marathon in March, benefiting kids like Lena Olivier
Avatar Kay Todd 3 min read
Toddler looking through a magnifying glass.

When your toddler’s top phrase is ‘No! I don’t want to!’

Challenging as it may be, this phase shows your child is developing independence
Parenting Services Parenting Services 4 min read
Grandpa plays airplane with his granddaughter.

The power of consistency while parenting young children

One of the simplest ways to improve a toddler’s behavior is to be consistent
Parenting Services Parenting Services 5 min read
Dr. Ashley Coaston in a training session for Sanford Health.

Resident learning about life as a doctor during pandemic

Residents like Dr. Ashley Coaston begin medical careers at a challenging time
Mick Garry Mick Garry 7 min read
Young girl with glasses holds a handwritten "Thank You" card

Help your child develop an attitude of gratitude

There are lots of ways to teach 'thank yous' in even the littlest children
Parenting Services Parenting Services 5 min read

First Sanford Sioux Falls caregivers get COVID-19 vaccine

Health leaders, caregivers hopeful this is a turning point in the pandemic
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 6 min read
Young girl look herself in the mirror with new eyeglasses in optical

8 tips to help your child have a positive body image

Teach your child about a healthy lifestyle instead of focusing on appearance
Parenting Services Parenting Services 4 min read
Father and his little daughter together in the field, sad child.

Stop the whining in your home

Giving in will only encourage them to whine again. Try these tips instead.
Parenting Services Parenting Services 4 min read
Mom and baby sit on the floor playing with wooden blocks.

Play games to boost your baby’s brain development

Peek-a-boo, 'finding' baby's toes, and other activities delight growing brains
Parenting Services Parenting Services 4 min read