Lincoln County Drug Free Coalition

County Education Forum Hosted by Lincoln County Drug Free Coalition on October 26th   October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month.  The Lincoln County Drug Free Coalition (DFC) along with the Northwoods Coalition would like to invite the public to attend our County Educational Forum about the misuse of opioids and use of methamphetamine in […]

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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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Parenting 101

8 Week Session: Mondays: October 2 –November 20 2017 6pm-8pm Location: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Family Resource Center 201 Stange St. Merrill   Using the Raising Safe Kids Curriculum, this class supports parents in creating a safe, healthy, and stable environment for children and families. Learn how to identify your parenting style and promote positive […]

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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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Fighting the fair fight: How to constructively disagree with your teen

Occasional fights and disagreements with your teen are pretty much the norm for most families. So, what is the best way for parents to approach conflicts with their teens without letting them develop into a full scale power struggle or all out war? This week’s Parenthetical post provides some suggestions that can help make dealing with […]

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New Report– Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8

A committee of experts—convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine—was assembled to examine the state of the science with respect to parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices that support positive parent-child interactions and healthy development of children ages 0–8; strategies for supporting parents and helping them engage in parenting practices associated with healthy […]

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Keeping Kids Safe on the Road

Summer means family road trips! Everyone travels somewhere over the summer, even if it is just around town. Whether you are driving 3 miles or 300, you should always be sure to keep kids safe on the road. Regulations on proper car seats and booster seats can be confusing for many parents. The good news […]

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