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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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Minneapolis City Council Approves Paid Parental Leave

Minneapolis city workers trying to juggle work and kids will be able to get some extra paid time off. The city council unanimously approved 120 hours of paid parental leave Friday for the birth or adoption of a child. The new policy begins in July.

05/01/2015

New Family Taxes

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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Good Question: What Makes For ‘Quality Time’ With Our Children?

A new study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family finds the amount of time we spend with our kids has virtually no bearing on how well they turn out. It looked at behavior, emotional health and academic achievement of 3 to 11 year olds.

03/30/2015

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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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To Circumcise Or Not? Parents Debate Amid Downtrend

It is one of the first decisions parents make when they have a baby boy: whether to have him circumcised. Nationwide, numbers have trended down by about 10 percent over the past 30 years, but the Midwest still has the highest rate at nearly 70 percent.

11/17/2014

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Good Question: What’s The Best Way To Discipline Kids?

The Adrian Peterson case has opened up a national conversation about how to respond when a child misbehaves. On Monday, Peterson released a statement saying in part, “I’m not a perfect parent, but I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser.”

09/17/2014

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Research: Kids Feel Neglected If Parents Hooked On Smartphones

Parents are well aware of the downside of kids spending too much time on their electronic devices texting or playing games. But what about the negative effects of parents doing the same thing? New research shows that kids are very aware of how much time their parents are spending on their smartphones when they are with them.

08/18/2014

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WCCO’s Heather Brown Explores Secrets To Making Babies Sleep

WCCO’s Good Question Reporter Heather Brown knows the struggle to find sleep first hand. She’s been off the air the past two months concentrating on her newest job, being a mom. Heather and her husband, Joe, welcomed Riley Rose in May.

08/04/2014

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Men Reveal What They Love About Being A Dad

Three dads share what fatherhood means to them.

06/01/2014

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Families Grow At Nat’l Adoption Day Celebration

It’s something that can change a child’s life forever, and for one Twin Cities native, it’s a subject close to his heart. Recording artist James Grear conducted a parenting seminar Saturday morning for National Adoption Day at the Hennepin County Health Services Building in downtown Minneapolis. Grear has adopted 11 children himself. This free event gave foster parents information about the adoption process.

11/23/2013

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Good Question: How Does Parenting Style Affect Athletic Performance?

With school starting again, many parents will be sitting along the sidelines for their children’s games, meets or matches. Experts say how we act could affect how they do.

08/29/2013

Bully Free Zone

Stop Bullying: What Can Be Done From Home

Bullying is one of the most serious issues facing our kids today. While incidences of bullying have escalated in schools and on the playground, here are some tips that you can implement from home to help keep your child safe.

08/15/2013

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Preparing Your Child: Grade School to High School

A guidance counselor and a College Options coordinator offer advice to parents on how to address your teen’s concerns about moving from grade school to high school.

07/22/2013

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Experts Weigh In After Baby Dies While Left In Car

The death of a baby in Moorhead, who was left in a hot car, has many wondering how and why such a thing could happen. Nationally, about 38 children die while trapped in hot vehicles, according to the group Kids and Cars.

06/12/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With Jim Gaffigan On Parenting, ‘Dad Is Fat’

Sure, kids may say the darndest things but only a comedian would turn those adorable and somewhat humbling quotes into the title of his new book. Jim Gaffigan, best known for his hilarious, observational stand-up and his numerous TV cameos, is also juggling five kids, all under the age of nine, in a small New York apartment — it’s the perfect setting for comedy.

06/11/2013

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Jordana’s Blog: Who Said That?

When did I get to be the grownup? Some of the things that come out of my mouth have made me pause and look around for who actually said that. This happened the other day in the car. In the car that wasn’t totaled.

03/18/2013

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Dos And Don’ts: Tips For Parents With Tweens

Parents get plenty of advice — especially when kids are little and when they start to rebel as teens.

02/25/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Seduction Via The Web

The real lesson of Minneapolis police officer Bradley Schnickel’s arrest on six felony counts of luring and having sexual encounters with young girls is that social networking makes this predatory behavior so much easier than it used to be.

02/09/2013

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Jordana’s Blog: Honor Thy Father And Thy Mother

A visit from the parents is always an adventure. You never know if there will be a blowout fight, some passive aggressive verbal slights or just typical disdainful judgments about who you’re sleeping with or how you parent.

01/28/2013

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Jukebox Jury: Do Kids Need Their Own Music?

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner. THE CASE: If you’ve ever seen a newborn in a onesie emblazoned with a […]

01/25/2013

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More Men Becoming Stay-At-Home Dads

More men have taken over the role of Mr. Mom. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 32 percent of fathers stayed home with their kids at least once a week while mom worked in 2010.

06/15/2012

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‘Just 4 You’ Winner: Consultant By Day, Supermom By Night

Each week, WCCO This Morning is rewarding a hard-working, dedicated parent who loves what they do. Mike Binkley went to Edina to surprise this week’s winner, Heide Moss who is a mom of two, but jokes that she is raising three boys.

02/08/2012

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Just 4 You Winner: Dad Makes Time For Family, Community

Each week, WCCO This Morning is rewarding a hard-working, dedicated parent who loves what they do.

01/25/2012

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‘Just 4 You Parents’ Winner Works 3 Jobs, Stays Upbeat

Each week, WCCO This Morning is rewarding a hard-working, dedicated parent who loves what they do. Angela Davis went to Bloomington to surprise this week’s winner, Carrie Herzog, who has three jobs but still keeps a great attitude.

01/18/2012

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