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Raising kids is hard. Especially in today’s world. Our Parenting section offers trusted information from experts to help you grow happy, healthy families.

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Attention, parents: Your smartphone habits are affecting your kids!

Reaching for your phone during family time? We often hear about the importance of limiting screen time for kids, but studies show parents need to be just as mindful of
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Indoor activities for the whole family during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Jeff Reiland, MS, child and family therapist, Gundersen Health System Join GundersenENGAGE Children learn best through play where their imaginations can grow. However, the task of staying active and

Best for baby: Nutrition tips for breastfeeding mamas

Your body provides the nutrition your baby needs for the best start in life. That’s pretty amazing when you think about it. When you’re nursing, everything you eat and drink

Making the transition to adult healthcare

Making the transition to adult healthcare should begin during adolescence. You can encourage more independence by using these age-specific tips.

Teen suicide: What parents should know

Teen suicide ranks among the leading causes of death for 10-to-14-year-olds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Studies show there are warning signs in most suicide

How Child Life Services can help your family

Tests, surgeries and other medical procedures can cause anxiety no matter your age. But for kids who process information differently than adults, a blood draw, MRI or hospital room can

Adolescent mental health: Your questions answered

If you have questions about adolescent mental health, you’re not alone. As a parent or caregiver, it can be difficult when your teenager is going through hard times. They may

Adverse Childhood Experiences: What parents can do to build resilience

Can traumatic events experienced in childhood affect your health as an adult? Absolutely, according to the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study conducted in the 1990s.

Help your kids create healthy habits with 5-2-1-0

Busy schedules, readily available fast food, cell phones, tablets, TVs. There are many obstacles to living healthy, active lives. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , obesity
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10 non-food treats for Halloween

By Halley Molstad, CD, RD , Gundersen Nutrition Therapy Find Healthy Recipes Spoiler alert: toothbrushes are not on the list Many of us have memories of the neighbor who gave

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