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Winter car seat safety demonstration with a girl wearing a fleece jacket and knit hat, buckled in with a blanket over her lap.

Keeping your kids safe and warm in winter

Remember these cold-weather safety tips for inside, outside and in the car
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 min read
6-12-month-old baby plays with blocks while lying on the floor.

Why your baby needs to play and explore

Tips and toys to encourage babies' natural curiosity and early brain development
Parenting Services Parenting Services 4 min read
Grandpa plays airplane with his granddaughter.

Fun ways toddlers can move and learn

Bring on the wiggles! Moving is important for your toddler's body and brain
Parenting Services Parenting Services 4 min read
holiday stress: woman shopping online in Christmas living room

Managing stress during the holidays

Sanford Health certified nurse midwife offers ways to enjoy a busy time of year
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read
children in halloween costumes

Halloween: 5 tips to keep kids safe and healthy

Sanford Health pediatrician's top advice: Watch out for cars
SHN Staff SHN Staff 5 min read
A girl runs through an obstacle course in a colorful room designed by Sanford fit.

Sanford Fit: Encouraging kids for the future

Access hundreds of free resources online: lesson plans, videos, games and more
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 min read
little girl giving a thumbs up in a car seat

From infant to teen: Proper car seat for each age

Learn about car seat safety standards.
Jennifer Haggar, MD Jennifer Haggar, MD 8 min read
A teen school-age boy with a backpack looks downtrodden.

School refusal: Learn signs, causes and how to help your kid

Anxiety about something at school lies at the heart of child's reluctance
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 11 min read
mom parenting child

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
kid with pediatrician

Well child visits important for children of all ages

“Not only is a well child exam more comprehensive, it’s often paid for by insurance."
SHN Staff SHN Staff 12 min read