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Parenting tips: How to talk tragedies with your kids

First, listen to what they say and questions they ask
Makayla Disburg Makayla Disburg 6 min read
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Your health matters: Don’t delay your care or screenings

Safe clinic setting and extended hours can help you maintain your health
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 8 min read
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SD COVID Sitters: USD medical students lend a helping hand

While they can't be in clinics or hospitals, students offer household help
Keeley Meier Keeley Meier 6 min read
A baby peers out from the middle of bottles of cleaning supplies

Poison center calls rise with coronavirus cleaning

With disinfectants and sanitizers more prevalent, kids may find danger easily
Mick Garry Mick Garry 6 min read
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Hang in there: Ways to put an end to temper tantrums

Tantrums are completely normal, but they can be prevented
Parenting Services Parenting Services 4 min read
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Separation anxiety: Tips to stop tearful goodbyes

Separation anxiety is normal milestone, but try ways to make it easier
Parenting Services Parenting Services 4 min read
A mom holds her crying baby in this story about whether you can spoil a baby

Why your baby may be crying, and tips for soothing

If the crying makes you tense, it's OK to take a little break
Parenting Services Parenting Services 4 min read
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Mother’s Day on the front lines

ER nurse and physician balance 'pandemic parenting' with coronavirus care
Keeley Meier Keeley Meier 8 min read
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Tips for training toddlers to share

Modeling sharing, playing games and setting a timer can all help kids learn
Parenting Services Parenting Services 4 min read
A grandmother and her granddaughter dance in a living room

Ways to nurture your child’s self-esteem

Children benefit in many ways when they feel good about themselves
Parenting Services Parenting Services 4 min read