What’s Trending – The Tide Pod Challenge

The latest Know! Parent email shared information about a dangerous and even deadly, internet challenge that is currently trending – the ‘Tide Pod Challenge’.   Parents and other adults, please take a few minutes to read this issue to learn more about this challenge and what you can do. Know! What’s Trending-The Tide Pod Challenge (Feb […]

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Know! Social Media is Bringing Our Teens Down

According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there was a 33% increase in the number of teens experiencing depression, a 23% rise in teen suicide attempts, and a 31% surge in the number of teens who died by suicide in the five years between 2010 to 2015. Find out more […]

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Play and Learn

Play and Learn is a weekly drop-in program for parents, caregivers and children from birth to age five.  Held every Tuesday from 9:00 to 10:30 am at the Family Resource Center 201 Stange street Merrill. Each week staff will provide a lesson for parents, and an activity for parents and children to do together. The […]

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2017-18 After the Bell Program

For the 2017-18 school year, the “After the Bell” program will begin on Monday, September 11, 2017.  This free program is available for all middle school students whether they attend public or parochial school from 3:05 – 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday in Room 118 (enter the school through Door 14) at the Prairie River […]

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Looking after your grandbaby?

Looking after your grandbaby? You might be surprised at how much infant care has changed since your babies were little, especially with regard to safe infant sleep. https://youtu.be/vAvwjTsnAyM

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I’m worried that my child isn’t growing the way he should. Should I bring it up to my child’s doctor?

Yes. Always share any worries you have with your child’s doctor. If you feel like your worries aren’t being taken seriously, don’t be afraid to bring it up again. Many signs of developmental delays aren’t obvious. Trust your gut. Get tips on how to talk to your child’s doctor about development at: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/pdf/help_pdfs/cdc_talktodoctor.pdf

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