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Best Places To Buy Shoes For Kids In Minnesota

How many of us have walked and driven from one store to another in search of good shoes for our children? Find shoes that feel and look good at these Minnesota shops.

08/25/2015

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Study: Picky Eating May Be Early Signs Of Anxiety

Parents of picky eaters take heart! New research suggests the problem of children being picky eaters is rarely worth worrying about.

08/03/2015

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Local Nonprofit Hosts Backpack Drive For Mpls. Students

Parents spent an average of $100 per student on school supplies last year. Many families in one Minneapolis neighborhood can’t afford that.

07/29/2015

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3 Things You Should Never Do While Potty Training

Want to know what to avoid while potty training your toddler? Jamie Glowacki, author of “Oh Crap! Potty Training” shares her insight with these three no-nos.

07/24/2015

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Man, Woman Accused Of Living In Storage Unit With 3 Children

A Bismarck man and woman who authorities say lived in a storage unit with three children face child abuse or neglect charges.

07/21/2015

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Report Suggests Minnesota Among Top States For Child Welfare

A new report applauds Minnesota as the best state for child welfare, but that found overall more U.S. children are living in poverty than before the Great Recession belies the fanfare of the nation’s economic turnaround.

07/21/2015

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Kids Overscheduled During Summer Months, Experts Say

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.

06/22/2015

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Mpls. To Consider Banning Flavored Tobacco Products At Most Businesses

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.

06/09/2015

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Minnesota-Based Child Care Co. Strives To Make Kids Healthier

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.

06/02/2015

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Study: Women Do Almost Twice As Much Housework As Men

Are men still doing less housework than women? According to a new study, the answer is yes.

05/25/2015

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Stranger Lured 2 Kids From Homes In N. Minneapolis

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.

05/19/2015

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Dairy Queen Removing Soda From Kids’ Menus

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.

05/15/2015

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Franken Proposes $200M To Treat Mental Illness In Children

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.

05/07/2015

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Retired Generals Say Kids Today Are Too Fat To Fight

Some former top-ranked military officials in Minnesota say prioritizing gym class and healthier school meals are a matter of national security.

04/30/2015

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Ramsey Man Kills Himself 2 Days Before Child Sex Abuse Trial

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.

04/28/2015

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Study: Almost Half Of U.S. Parents Don’t Have Will, Living Trust

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.

04/24/2015

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5 Tax Breaks New Parents Should Know About

Tax breaks can make raising children a little more affordable.

04/06/2015

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Duluth Police Looking For 2 Children, Noncustodial Mother

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.

03/27/2015

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Mankato Man Arrested, Child Abuse Charges Pending

Police arrested a Mankato man Tuesday night after officials say an investigation showed he might have abused two young children.

03/11/2015

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Should We Tell Our Kids How Much We Make?

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.

03/09/2015

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Charges: Wis. Woman Was Using Facebook Before Crash That Killed 3 Kids

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.

03/05/2015

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Mpls.-Based ‘KidZibits’ Creates Unique Learning Environments

A Minneapolis-based company’s work has been used as a teaching tool for kids across the country and world.

01/29/2015

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Good Question: Is It OK To Bribe Your Kids?

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.

01/22/2015

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Minn. Children’s Museum Asks Kids For Design Help

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.

01/17/2015

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4 Things To Do: Winter Break Fun For Kids

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?

12/19/2014

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