Many parents think they need to keep their children busy all summer, but experts say too much scheduling may be a bad thing. With so many children overscheduled during the school year, experts say downtime is critical over the summer.
The City of Minneapolis is considering doing more to keep minors away from tobacco. City officials are discussing a ban that would outlaw flavored tobacco products at most businesses.
First Lady Michelle Obama called on private businesses to do their part in her fight against childhood obesity, and 150 of them are answering her call. A Minnesota-based child care company is one of them, and they are seeing results.
Are men still doing less housework than women? According to a new study, the answer is yes.
Parents in North Minneapolis are on edge tonight after a man lured two boys away from their neighborhood.
Neighbors say they saw a stranger approach two 5- and 11-year-old boys and then walk with them away from their homes.
Soft drinks are still on the kids’ menu at Dairy Queen. But come Sep. 1, the fast-food franchise will joins chains like McDonald’s and Wendy’s in eliminating soda. That doesn’t mean adults can’t order it for kids if they want. But for grandmother Jackie Preusse, just knowing the option isn’t listed is a huge relief.
In Minnesota, there are 750 counselors for every one student. Expanded federal funding, just reintroduced in the U.S. senate, would expand student’s access to mental health services.
Some former top-ranked military officials in Minnesota say prioritizing gym class and healthier school meals are a matter of national security.
A 46-year-old Ramsey man accused of sexually abusing several children in the north Twin Cities metro committed suicide Saturday, according to authorities. His trial was scheduled to begin Monday.
If you’re a parent and you don’t have a will, you’re not alone. According to a new study, only a little more than half (56 percent) of all American parents have a will or living trust document.
Tax breaks can make raising children a little more affordable.
Police in Duluth are asking for the public’s help in locating two young children who they say were taken by their mother against a court order.
Police arrested a Mankato man Tuesday night after officials say an investigation showed he might have abused two young children.
How honest do we need to be with our kids when it comes to our money? It’s a question debated by Minnesota families every day.
A 34-year-old western Wisconsin woman is accused of using Facebook on her phone while driving and causing the deaths of three child passengers when she drove into oncoming traffic, according to charges filed in Pierce County.
A Minneapolis-based company’s work has been used as a teaching tool for kids across the country and world.
It might be an M&M to sit on the potty, a little toy for behaving in Target or a dollar for 10 minutes of peace and quiet. Sounds like a negotiation you’ve recently had with your child? Well, we’ve all been there. But is it OK to bribe our children? Parenting expert Toni Schutta says it’s alright, but only under certain conditions.
Kids are getting a unique opportunity to help create and design part of the $28 million renovation of the Minnesota Children’s Museum. The museum opened two prototype exhibits Saturday for children and parents to test out.
Public schools across the Twin Cities are giving students a full two weeks off over winter break. Are you looking for some fun activities to try this winter vacation?
It isn’t Santa’s workshop and the volunteers aren’t his elves. But at the Salvation Army, the work is underway to make sure more than 800 kids have gifts on Christmas Day.
Halloween is almost here. There are tons of scary things to do for older Halloween fans. But where you can take the little, more easily scared ones? The Minnesota Zoo offers HallZooween throughout October, with daily events like a Halloween Mythbusters scavenger hunt.
Charges are expected Thursday against a Burnsville man after two 13-year-old girls he met through social media spent the night at his home. The case highlights the potential risks social media can pose for kids.
Numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau reveal how many children in Minnesota are living in poverty. Fourteen percent of kids in the state of Minnesota lived in poverty in the last year. That’s about 176,000 children.
Doctors are warning parents about something their kids are increasingly exposed to and it may be playing a key role in disrupting their sleep. The latest research shows that nighttime exposure to blue light – mainly from computers, smartphones, tablets and e-readers — is particularly harmful.
Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.