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Cautioning against the cold

March 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

BEMIDJI — A rosy-cheeked child trudges through the snow on a winter day. With watery eyes and a sniffly nose, he reaches into his pocket to retrieve the house key mom or dad gave him and comes up empty-handed. Alone, in the cold, with nowhere to go…continue reading on dglobe.com

Attorney says parents’ rights being edged out by grandparents’ in wake of unusual ruling

September 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS In a ruling that defied predictions made by family law attorneys, a Grand Forks judge has upheld his decision to allow a 16-year-old girl free rein to visit her grandparents at any time, over the objections of her parents. Continue Reading

Parents should ‘strike a balance’ in talking about shootings

December 18, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Adults need to talk to children about the Connecticut elementary school shooting, but a Minnesota expert advises parents not to offer too much information.
“You have to just strike a balance,” Abi Gewirtz said. “Don’t avoid it, but don’t overwhelm them, either.” Continue Reading

Small hands, smart phones

October 10, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Parents debate age for giving child a phone
WORTHINGTON Eric Murray, the manager of Cellular Only in Worthington, has noticed a rise in parents buying cellphones for children, which he attributes to people getting rid of land lines. Continue Reading

Four ways to reduce back-to-school stress

August 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Whether it’s the first full day of kindergarten, the start of senior year or time to leave for college, getting back into the routine of school is a transition. And let’s be honest: Transitioning back to school in the fall can be stressful. These four tips will help smooth over some of the most common rough spots during that first week of school.
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Parents defend children working on farms

July 10, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FULTS, Ill. (AP) As he watched his 10-year-old son ease a tractor across a soybean field, Dennis Mosbacher acknowledged the risks of farming. Continue Reading

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Main Source Of Synthetic Drug Cases Off Streets, Will The Problem Stop?

June 22, 2012 in WDAZ

Police say the main source and man in connection with both synthetic drug cases is behind bars tonight.
But will this stop what police call a ‘major’ drug problem in the area?
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Gov. Dayton signs parental notification requirement

April 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a law requiring that both parents be notified if their child is a possible victim of abuse, neglect or sexual assault. Dayton signed the bill Wednesday that’s been dubbed “Jacob’s Law.” Continue Reading

Colorado egg hunt canceled over aggressive parents’ behavior

March 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Parenting observers cite the cancellation as a prime example of so-called “helicopter parents” those who hover over their children and are involved in every aspect of their children’s lives sports, school, and increasingly work to ensure that they don’t fail, even at an Easter egg hunt. Continue Reading

Some parents say ‘redshirting’ kindergarten-age kids pays dividends

March 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

When most people think of “redshirting,” they think of first-year college athletes practicing with their teams, getting stronger and sitting out game day. But is a redshirt needed for learning letters, finger-painting and recess? It’s a choice more parents are demanding for their children as they look to give their kids an edge, according to a “60 Minutes” report last weekend. Continue Reading