Babysitting Training – August 17th

Students in grades 5-8 are invited to come and learn the basics of how to safely provide care for young children and also get ideas for fun activities to do with the children. Cost:  $20.00 per student Class size is limited, registration is required, call 715-539-9228 to register.  More information can be found on the […]

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ACT – Raising Safe Kids Parenting Classes

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is offering ACT- Raising Safe kids parenting classes. This is a 10 session class that supports parents in creating a safe, healthy, and stable environments for children and families. Learn how to identify your parenting style, promote positive behaviors, guide media use, understand and manage anger. Thursdays starting July 26th-September 27th […]

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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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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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