Ask A Pediatrician: Navigating FriendshipsThe transition between grade school and middle school can be difficult for a number a reasons, including friendships. From making new friends to losing old friends it can be tricky territory. So, Dr. Gigi Chawla offers some tips for parents seeking advice, Jason DeRusha and Kylie Bearse report (3:11). WCCO Mid-Morning – April 5, 2017
Sigma’s Bookshelf Helps Teen Writers Get Their Work PublishedThere is an exciting new opportunity for Minnesota teenagers to get their work published. Sigma's Bookshelf exclusively publishes the work of teen writers ages 12 - 19. The program is the work of Justin Anderson who is a Sophomore at Wayzata High School. Justin and his mom Rachel Anderson join us this morning. (2:29) WCCO This Morning – April 5, 2017
Study: Student Loans Going Toward Food, TripsAccording to Lend EDU, a company helping students with their finances, nearly a third of college students are tapping into their student loans to pay for spring break vacations (2:54). WCCO Mid-Morning - March 13, 2017
Study: Teen Brains Wired For Risky BehaviorThe researcher studied more than 5,000 teens worldwide. They found that the urge to take risks peaks around age 19 and then declines (2:55). WCCO Mid-Morning - March 9, 2017
Relationship Reboot: Peer PressurePeer pressure can be difficult for kids to handle, so Dr. Kirsten Lind Seal shares a technique that involves children creating a safe word to give them an out, Jason DeRusha and Kylie Bearse report (). Kylie Bearse reports (3:49). WCCO Mid-Morning – March 8, 2017
Healthy Eating Tips For Families In 2017Minnesota school nutrition expert Julie Powers shows Kylie Bearse and Jason DeRusha tips for healthy eating (3:20). WCCO Mid-Morning - January 6, 2017
What New Year's Resolutions Can Kids Make?Dr. Gigi Chawla shares some simple and innovative resolutions that children could benefit from (3:45). WCCO Mid-Morning - December 28, 2016
Millennials Don't Know What Fabric Softener IsDowny is hoping to change that with a new ad campaign aimed at showing millennials how to do laundry, and why they should use fabric softener (2:55). WCCO Mid-Morning - December 19, 2016
Survey: Teens Drinking, Smoking As Rarely As EverAmerican teenagers are drinking and smoking less than their predecessors in more than 40 years of tracking (3:22). WCCO Mid-Morning - December 13, 2016
Viewers Weigh In On Students Vs. School SchedulesNew research backs a later school start time for teens. Viewers weigh in. (1:06) WCCO Mid-Morning – Nov. 3, 2016
Dealing With Your Kids’ Hair DisastersNow that the kids have finished collecting all that trick or treat candy, there's a chance some of it may end up tangled in their hair! Joining us now with tips and tricks of fixing scary hair situations is Kristin Hooghem from Great Clips. (3:21) WCCO Mid-Morning – Nov. 1, 2016
Ask A Pediatrician: Attacking The Stress Before The Big TestOne of the most stressful parts of being a high school student is taking the big SAT or ACT exam - which sets you up for college. Our Mid-Morning pediatrician, Dr. Gigi Chawla from Children's Minnesota is here with more on test anxiety and how families can work together to attack the stress. (3:49) WCCO Mid-Morning – Oct. 19, 2016
Ask A Pediatrician: How Parents Can Address BullyingDr. Gigi Chawla from Children's Minnesota shares some advice on how parents can help stop bullying. (3:25) WCCO Mid-Morning – Oct. 5, 2016
Life Story: Sawyer WoodsLast week, a Twin Cities family had to say good-bye to their 14-year-old daughter. We talked with her mother, Martie Woods Godich, Angela Davis reports (2:31). WCCO 4 News at 6 - Sept. 21, 2016
Can Parents Get Punished For Facebooking Their Kids?An 18-year-old in Austria is suing her parents, who allegedly posted hundreds of photos on Facebook without her consent (2:56). WCCO Mid-Morning - September 15, 2016
Ask A Pediatrician: Kids & AntibioticsAntibiotics can be used to help kids and adults get healthy and to stop the spread of sickness. But, with warnings about using antibiotics too often, not everyone knows exactly what illnesses antibiotics should be used for and how they work in our bodies. So, we asked our Mid-Morning pediatrician. (3:19) WCCO Mid-Morning – Sept. 7, 2016
Ask A Pediatrician: The College TransitionMany families are preparing to send their teenagers off to college for the first time. It's an exciting milestone, but comes with a lot of unknowns, so it's normal for teens and their parents to be anxious about the transition. (4:07) WCCO Mid-Morning – July 20, 2016
Study: Exposure To Violence Affects Kids' AggressionOne expert says screen violence is quite traumatic for children of all ages, especially if it's real, but even if it's virtual (2:11). WCCO Mid-Morning - July 19, 2016
Report: Kids Should Receive Sex Education From PhysiciansA new report states that children should get sex education from their pediatrician, Ali Lucia, Kim Johnson, Kylie Bearse and Matt Brickman report (3:04). WCCO Mid-Morning – July 18, 2016
Children Should Be Getting Sex Ed From Pediatrician, New Report SaysA new report says your child should be getting sex education from their pediatrician, Chris Martinez reports. (1:43) WCCO This Morning – July 18, 2016
Panel Discussion: Teen Drivers In Fewer CrashesTeenage drivers are getting in fewer deadly crashes now than they were a few years ago. But, there are some questions about whether teens are driving safer, or just driving less. The news team discusses. (3:04) WCCO Mid-Morning – July 5, 2016
Viewer Feedback: Teens & Positive IncentivesA new study says teens respond better to positive incentives, instead of penalties — like taking away a cell phone or tablet. Viewers respond. (1:05) WCCO Mid-Morning – June 29, 2016
Survey: Minnesota Is Best State In U.S. To Be A KidThe 2016 Kids Count Data Book put Minnesota at the top of the list, followed by Massachusetts, Iowa, New Hampshire and Connecticut. The study looked at categories like economic well-being, education, health and family (1:49). WCCO Mid-Morning - June 21, 2016
Dr. Gigi's Tips For Safely Traveling With ChildrenWhether you're heading north to a campground or cabin, or on a longer road trip or flight, travel can be a challenge with kids. So, we asked our Mid-Morning pediatrician for some advice on dealing with things like heat, motion sickness and injuries. (3:31) WCCO Mid-Morning – June 15, 2016

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