6 surprising insights for parents of college-bound students

(BPT) - As we move into 2023, many students will choose which college they’ll attend in the fall. For parents, there are plenty of questions and concerns about the college process, especially …

Physician Anesthesiologists Ensure the Highest-Quality Care for Our Nation’s Veterans

(BPT) - Nine out of 10 Americans agree: the nation’s Veterans deserve nothing less than the highest-quality health care. Yet a proposal by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) risks …

Hilary Duff Gives the Inside Scoop on How to Build a New Baby’s Wardrobe

(BPT) - As a mom of three, Carter’s Chief Mom Officer Hilary Duff knows a thing or two about how to navigate shopping for your baby and how to style them for every season and every …

California’s New Flavored Tobacco Law Will Save Kids’ Lives

 (NAPSI)—As a parent, researcher, and professor of adolescent medicine at Stanford University, I know first-hand how important it is to keep vapes out of the hands …

School Choice is Opening Doors for Students

Parents across the country are seriously rethinking what they and their children need when it comes to K-12 education. From considering switching to new schools to using …

AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
FOSTER THE FAMILY
What do you do when a foster child you have raised for several years is suddenly going home to her birth parents? How do you react the first time the school principal calls you in to discuss a …
Riverview Theater one of few one-screen theaters still operating locally
It was Dec. 30, 1948, that the Riverview Theater at 3800 42nd Avenue opened its doors, showing the film “June Bride,” starring Bette Davis. The neighborhood icon caters to its community …
Overwhelmed? Call crisis nursery for parenting help
A woman came into the Greater Minneapolis Nursery (GMCN) looking for shelter for her children. Her boyfriend had been prostituting her and had taken all of her money. She was terrified for herself …
Teaming up for good
It was sunny and 70 degrees for the 17th Annual Linden Hills Woofstock, and the pooches were not to be disappointed. Nor were the fans of The Disappointments, the latest teenage rock group coming …
Nicollet Pop-off Event and Mural
On Saturday August 13, the Lyndale and Kingfield Neighborhood Associations hosted a Nicollet Pop-off at the Twisted Hare Salon, 3401 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408. The main event, along with a …

How to Help Children Build a Growth Mindset

(Family Features) A new year is a perfect time to consider the habits you want to keep and the ones you'd like to develop. Consider these tips to help your children resolve to develop a growth mindset this year.

Healthy Winter Habits: Maintain your health through the colder months

(Family Features) Taking preventive steps and practicing self-care can help protect your health. Reduce the chances you'll contract a serious illness this cold season by following these tips. 

8 Ways Students Can Build a Cultural Identity

(Family Features) Days spent in the classroom are often centered around language, reading, math, science and other traditional curriculum, but there's another key subject students may learn about without even realizing it: themselves.

The Top 15 Cities for Families

(Family Features) Finding a home that fits your dream list can be difficult. Consider this list of top cities and towns for families based on family-friendly features, including parks, picnic sites, swimming pools and proximity to schools.

Bikeable neighborhoods in not-so-bike-friendly cities

Velotric drew from WalkScore data to rank U.S. neighborhoods that are far more bikeable than the cities they're part of might suggest.

The prenatal guide for the role of nutrition in your feeding decisions

(BPT) - You’ve just gotten the news – you’re going to be a parent! As you start researching what is to come, you realize there are countless choices to be made – including …

5 Ideas to Infuse Fun into the Family Routine This Winter

(BPT) - As we enter a new year during the cold, dark months of winter, it’s easy for anyone to lose their spark. It can be especially challenging to motivate your kids after a long holiday …

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Tips to help kids learn a foreign language
Bilingualism benefits children in myriad ways. For example, a 2014 study published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology found that bilingual children have a higher vocabulary range than …
Tips to help kids struggling with social media
Social media is a big part of young people’s lives. It has its benefits, and being able to keep in touch with friends and family remotely was one of the saving graces in the early stages of the …
NEW CAREER AND TECH ED CENTER COMING FOR MPS STUDENTS
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and community leaders will officially break ground at North High School on Friday, Sept. 16 for a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center and significant …
Talking back-to-school reading habits with the U of M
Fall schedules are filling up fast for families as students head back to school. They will begin new activities like joining sports teams, auditioning for plays, participating in study groups and …
Wallin helps students rise
“A Minnesota story” is the description president and CEO Susan Basil King uses when she tells about the beginnings of Wallin Education Partners, an organization that makes college …
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6 tips to help teens ace responsible driving
(BPT) - Do you remember the feeling of getting your driver's license? Excited? Nervous? Eager to get on the road and drive? All of those? Now, it’s your teen’s turn to get a driver's …
School Choice Is More Than You Might Think
(Andrew R. Campanella) - For parents across the country who have been enlightened or frustrated by education during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new and exciting innovation is emerging, creating new …
Driven Brands Collision Group Celebrates 25 Years of Supporting Cystic Fibrosis
(NewsUSA) -   CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 4, 2023) – Driven Brands’ collision group (“Driven Collision”), home to industry-leading repair networks, ABRA  Auto Body Repair of America, …
Is it time to get your home’s ducts in order?
(BPT) - While homeowners invest time and money to make their homes comfortable and energy efficient, one common denominator of comfort and energy efficiency is often overlooked — the air inside …
Why I prioritize flu vaccination for my family: A mother’s tragic story
(BPT) - Flu season is here*1, and while many believe the flu isn't serious, especially if they consider themselves “healthy,” it can sometimes be fatal.2That’s a fact that Angie …
Tips for buying technology you can feel good about giving kids
(BPT) - If you're considering a technology gift for the kids in your life, you may be wondering: Is there a guilt-free option that kids will enjoy, that’s also safe and educational? …
Gearing up for 2023? Start by helping protect yourself against pneumococcal pneumonia
(BPT) - Stop for a moment and think about your top 5 New Year’s resolutions. If you said them out loud right now, how many would be about your health?Did they include:exercising moreeating more …
Prevent missing out on activities: Get your flu vaccine today
(BPT) - Heavier jackets are out. Noses are running. Germs are thriving.During this time of year, it’s important to arm yourself with information on how you can help protect yourself from the …
Investing in early childhood educators made it possible for teachers to achieve their dreams
(BPT) - Early childhood teachers and those who dedicate their careers to the first years of childhood — the time in life with the most brain development — have been lauded as essential, …
New study: Millennial parents struggle to enjoy fun moments with their kids
(BPT) - All parents struggle with raising their kids to the best of their ability, and each generation has its unique challenges. A new study shows that today’s millennial parents are having a …
Magic Wand Combines Movement and Technology
(NewsUSA) - Technology is part of children’s lives, and although excessive screen time is a concern, other types of technology can be an enhancement to early childhood education. The Kinoo …
Learn about PPP, a rare disease that causes temporary paralysis
(BPT) - Imagine you’re a college student performing with your musical theater troupe. It’s summertime and swampy-hot at the outdoor venue, and it doesn’t help that you’re …
Stories for Kids with Wholesome Fun, Culture, Imagination and Learning
(NewsUSA) - Amanda Given, an author, speech language pathologist, yogi, mother, mental health advocate and child at heart, has given us a charming story with colorful and playful illustrations …
The Marketplace Open Enrollment Period at HealthCare.gov is Now Open – Here's Everything You Need to Know to Find Health Coverage Today
(BPT) - Everyone deserves access to low-cost, quality healthcare, yet millions remain uninsured. The Marketplace Open Enrollment Period for 2023 health insurance coverage is now open at …
Which of the following is true about routine childhood vaccines?
(BPT) - Now that kids are back in the classroom, it’s important to remember that their brains aren’t the only things that will be put to the test — their immune systems will, too. …
[ThinQ Lab.6] Bring the Thrill of the Stadium Right to Your Home
(BPT) - The wait is over as soccer’s biggest global tournament is under way in Qatar. Situated on a beautiful peninsula, the small Middle Eastern country has pulled out all the stops, building …
Transitioning out of the military? Here are the top 10 best cities to live after service
(BPT) - From finding a new career in a new city to reevaluating your financial plan, and everything in between, choosing where to live after leaving the military isn’t an easy …
Young adults are the most lonely, data shows
Charlie Health used data from different sources, including Ipsos, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ipsos/Cigna, and the American Enterprise Institute, to dig into loneliness among young adults and its possible causes.   
Get Answers and Information About Aging from the Eldercare Locator
(BPT) - While growing older can be amazing, sometimes we all need a little help to remain independent. Whether it is finding transportation to a doctor’s appointment, taking a falls prevention …
Caring for Babies’ Skin with Confidence on World Prematurity Day
(BPT) - Every year an estimated 15 million babies worldwide are born prematurely, according to the World Health Organization. Premature, or preterm, infants have a higher risk of health complications …
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