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.
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.
The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota has finally opened after a decade of planning and fundraising. The doors first opened Friday after construction began last year on the permanent $5 million home in Mankato.
Some former top-ranked military officials in Minnesota say prioritizing gym class and healthier school meals are a matter of national security.
Let the kids run free at these local parks and playgrounds.
It has always been a hot topic: kids and alcohol. So, should you let them try a sip, or not? A new long-term study found that kids who had sipped alcohol were more likely to start drinking earlier and to abuse alcohol.
These are the four stories you need to be aware of for Wednesday, March 11.
All students love a field trip, and schools love when it doesn’t cost them a thing.
Work together with your child to create homemade gifts for others.
How early did your kids wake up to see Santa Claus? There’s no denying the holiday season is busy, and bedtime can make the bedtime even busier. But one stocking stuffer designed by a pair of Minnesota mothers not only promises to help your children, but may even help you as well.
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?
Getting kids to bed on-time without a fuss can be a difficult task. But one Minnesota Mom is hoping to change that with a new invention: a storytelling pillow.
Whether you procrastinated gift shopping or have simply exhausted your list of gift ideas, here are some of the best subscription-based services to give as gifts to friends, family and loved ones this holiday season.
Although Minnesotans are already enduring subzero temperatures this November, officials are reminding those venturing outside that the ice just isn’t ready for recreation.
When you’re out trick or treating this year, you may notice something different on doorsteps. Instead of the traditional orange pumpkin, some households will be displaying teal-colored ones.
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.
It’s the first day of October, which means Halloween is now just around the corner. Don’t have a costume idea yet? Not to worry — a recent ranking just released may be able to help.
A new report states that children are consuming too much salt. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 90 percent of children in the U.S. aged 6 -18 have too much salt in their diet. Most of the salt is coming from processed and restaurant foods.
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WCCO helped accomplish something that will make going back to school a little easier for thousands of families Sunday. You may remember the phone bank to help “Simon Says Give” raise money for backpacks and school supplies.
Returning to work after having a child can be a stressful time for many parents – from worrying to about childcare to simply worrying about their child. According to Child Care Aware, almost 11 million children under the age of 5 are in some type of child care.
Beat the heat and the doldrums with water fun in your own backyard.
It’s been over a year since same sex couples have been allowed to legally wed in Minnesota. And in the months since gay marriage has been legal, for some couples, like Tara and Amy, the process of starting a family has changed, as well.
The Minneapolis Aquatennial celebrates if 74th year with a celebration filled of fun events for the entire family. The 2013 Aquatennial kicks-off in the heart of Downtown Minneapolis with a jam-packed weekend of fitness, music, water, and historic activities.