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Mom points ahead while on a hike with her son. Another mom and son are out of focus in the background.

Talking to your son about puberty? Here’s how

Practice saying "that's normal" while discussing physical and emotional changes
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 5 min read
A young girl has an angry look on her face

Top 10 toddler discipline strategies to try

Handling tantrums well should help toddlers learn how to deal with emotions
Parenting Services Parenting Services 4 min read
A young girl pets a Siberian husky dog outdoors

Does having a dog at home make for well-adjusted kids?

New study finds behavioral benefits for preschoolers with pups
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 9 min read
baby biting a toy

Biting: Why it happens and what to do about it

You can find ways to help keep your toddler from biting as well
Parenting Services Parenting Services 4 min read
A baby leans on a sofa with toys

Take steps to keep your little explorer safe

As babies move around more, be sure they can't reach for unsafe objects
Parenting Services Parenting Services 4 min read
SIDS: red heart in empty crib

How to have a safe night’s sleep and help prevent SIDS

Learn about sudden infant death syndrome and what you can do to prevent it
Parenting Services Parenting Services 8 min read
A boy rubs his eyes in bed in this illustration for a sleep schedule story

Tips for shifting kids back to their school sleep schedule

Start early so they will be at their best, mentally and behaviorally
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 7 min read
A woman holds her hands to her forehead in stress while her daughter plays in the background

9 ways parents can take some stress out of their day

Self-care helps give your children a secure foundation, too
Parenting Services Parenting Services 4 min read
A family of parents and two children cook together in a kitchen

Tips for coping with the picky eater in your family

Have your child help you shop for groceries and prepare meals
Parenting Services Parenting Services 4 min read
Father and daughter doctors and OB/GYNs pose in scrubs in a Sanford Health hospital room.

Father, daughter share a career in medicine with Sanford

Breanne Mueller, OB/GYN: 'I'm definitely proud to be a physician like my father'
Mick Garry Mick Garry 7 min read