STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday in Mexico, but it is also widely celebrated by Mexican-Americans in the United States. The holiday, which in Spanish means the Fifth of May, commemorates the Battl... Posted on 5/3/13 at 10:44 AM
MS. SIMPLICITY Skills I Want My Boys To Have
Raising children is a slippery slope at times. We have to compete against friends and the media and our busy schedules to try to mold and grow children into productive members of society. I have one c... Posted on 5/3/13 at 9:52 AM
PARENT INFORMATION CENTER Snacks for Families on the Go
PIC familiesalways seem to be on the go frompicking up kids at school, going to different activities, helping with homework,meetings, running errands and the list just goes on and on. But when is th... Posted on 2/22/13 at 1:53 PM
STAFF BLOG SANTA CLAUS GIRLS Getting ready ...
This is what we like to call Santa Claus Girls week. It all starts with an employee "sandbag" line to bring the toys, games and etc. up from the basement of the Herald. Santa Claus Girls shop year rou... Posted on 12/12/12 at 9:21 AM
THE NEW FORTY What my mother left with me...
When we lose people in our lives it is interesting the things we hold on to. We may hold on to old photos, personal belongings,or mementos. Things that matter much more to us now than they ever did wh... Posted on 10/24/12 at 9:22 PM
Jacob Gould used to dream of being a professional wrestler, but now the 12-year-old with a new law named after him wants to devote his life to helping others wrestle with problems like almost cost him his life.
“If I can help just one kid, it would be 100 percent worth it,” the Clara City, Minn., sixth grader said.
Parenting observers cite the cancellation as a prime example of so-called "helicopter parents" — those who hover over their children and are involved in every aspect of their children's lives — sports, school, and increasingly work — to ensure that they don't fail, even at an Easter egg hunt.
When most people think of “redshirting,” they think of first-year college athletes practicing with their teams, getting stronger and sitting out game day. But is a redshirt needed for learning letters, finger-painting and recess? It’s a choice more parents are demanding for their children as they look to give their kids an edge, according to a “60 Minutes” report last weekend.
Because of the high risk of underage drinking and driving this time of year, many parents open their homes to partying teens as a way to keep them off the roads. What some may not know is that liability laws can leave Mom and Dad vulnerable to lawsuits, fines and even jail time if underage drinking is found to be going on under their roof.
The state ranks among the least affordable for child care, with a $9,900 annual average cost for a center-based day care, according to a recent national study. The recession has helped lower the average cost of child care slightly, but it also has left more parents struggling to afford day care, increased the number of children receiving public assistance for child care and forced hundreds of providers to close because of low enrollment.
A St. Paul woman was convicted Wednesday of making terroristic threats to a teacher who had intervened in a fight between the woman's daughter and another girl at Washington Technology Magnet Middle School. The charge is a felony. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 1.
As parents age, children must decide when to take over financial decisions We struggle enough with determining whether it’s time to take the car keys from our elderly parents. Another tough decision that many families will have to grapple with is whether it’s time to take the checkbook from Mom and Dad because of their cognitive decline.
A recent survey of North Dakota parents found that while many believe bad weather is a top risk for teen drivers, a slim majority support stretching the permit period to one year, which would ensure teens experience winter driving before getting their license.
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