It’s Time to Change How We View A Child’s Growth

Taking a first step, waving “bye-bye,” and pointing to something interesting are all developmental milestones, or things most children can do by a certain age. Children reach many milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move. Developmental monitoring and screening are ways to look for your child’s developmental milestones. Learn more at: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/pdf/parents_pdfs/developmentalscreening.pdf

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Screen Time for Kids: How Much Is Too Much

No doubt about it — TV, interactive video games, and the Internet can be excellent sources of education and entertainment for kids. But too much screen time can have unhealthy side effects. That’s why it’s wise to monitor and limit the time your child spends in front of a screen. Find out more at: http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/tv-habits.html?ref=search

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Cyberbully: How to Prevent It

Cyberbullying seems to have become every bit as real in the everyday life of teens as any flesh and blood bully, perhaps even more so. With technology reaching into every aspect of public, personal and home life, cyberbullying can seem like a voice repeating negative things directly into your teen’s head and, at the same […]

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Creativity is key for holiday gifts on a budget

Merrill, WI – For many people, spending on gifts to celebrate the holiday is an important family tradition–whether the holiday is Hannukah, Kwanzaa or Christmas. GIft-giving offers families the opportunity to be creative and give meaningful gifts as they try to do more with less, says Amanda Kostman, UW-Extension Family Living Educator in Lincoln County. […]

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When it comes to indulging your teen, what’s too much?

Most of us can remember a friend or classmate who didn’t seem to know the basics of everyday life–things like doing your own laundry or cooking a frozen pizza. Or the guy in high school whose parents bought him a new sports car for his 16th birthday. “These kids may have had parents who overindulged […]

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