PARENT INFORMATION CENTER Communicate with Autistic Kids Using Nonverbal Interactions
Parents and carers of children with an ASD often feel unable to communicate and interact with their child and are unsure of how to do so. This guidegives useful information on achieving this particula... Posted on 12/9/13 at 3:27 PM
SOCIAL SECURITY: INFORMATION & UPDATES When to start Social Security - a new short video
A new, short video by the Denver Region of the Social Security Administration is now at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/denver/.
The third video in a series, When to Start Receiving Retirement Benefits... Posted on 11/29/13 at 10:03 AM
LIVING UNITED Toys for Tots drive
There's still time to donate to the National Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive coordinated locally by United Way.
Today thru Dec. 4 we will be collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys to be distr... Posted on 11/25/13 at 4:57 PM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! What are you grateful for?
Throughout the year, we get to celebrate, or show how grateful we are, for certain people and things on holidays.
On some holidays, kids get to stay home from school, and parents get the day off work... Posted on 11/22/13 at 10:53 PM
Ask Heather Arntson and she’ll tell you: Video games are threatening to turn today’s kids into Generation Fluffy. Arntson, who heads Moorhead (Minn.) High School’s physical education department, says lots of kids have speedy fingers and thumbs of steel from video games but can’t do 10 decent pushups or pullups.
Dressed in dark slacks and a light blue shirt and tie, Lenny Hayes looked every bit his adult self on Monday in the Ramkota Hotel ballroom. But as he leaned into the microphone and began to speak, he became the scared, helpless 6-year-old boy in the corner being groped and traumatized by sexual abuse.
North Dakota is ranked first in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and to help smokers quit, according to a report released Monday by a coalition of public health organizations.
I was bullied when I was in grade school and middle school. I was tall and skinny, and I wore glasses. For these and other reasons, I was frequently harassed and intimidated. While my methods of dealing with those issues were different than what we recommend these days, I do understand what it is like to be bullied, and I am committed to eliminating bullying to whatever extent possible.
Here’s hoping today’s columnist Roger Chamberlain reads what today’s other columnist, John Johnson, has to say. Because by pointing to North Dakota’s anti-bullying law, Johnson may have shown Minnesota’s Republicans and Democrats alike the way forward.
A 37-year-old Hastings man has been cited for two counts of tattooing minors without written parental consent. Terry Robert Hardy told police he had received verbal permission, but police and parents dispute that.
At my daughter’s last dentist appointment, the hygienist gave her a xylitol sucker, noting that these sweet treats could help prevent cavities. Considering the large dental bill she gave me, I was intrigued. That’s why Spiffies Tooth Wipes caught my eye.
Whether it’s sporting bright green hair or a new way of dressing, teen rebellion can be harmless. But it can also be dangerous when teens embrace risky behaviors such as drinking, drugs or running away from home. Regardless, it can be a confusing and challenging time for both teens and their parents.
A record number of children entering the Grand Forks County foster system is pushing the Family Services staff to its limit. Last week, the number of children in the agency’s custody hit 200 — the highest Family Services supervisor Wayne Piche has seen in his 21 years with the county.
There are definite upsides to having children: they’re cute; they’re super cuddly; and they come with certain tax benefits. There are also downsides: they puke a lot; they don’t clean up said puke; and they do socially inappropriate things in public (the more public, the better as far as they’re concerned).
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