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The Back-to-School Butterflies Articles,Child,Education,Life,Parenting Advice,Pre-Teen,Teen

The Back-to-School Butterflies 5 ways to help kids ease anxiety The back-to-school butterflies inevitably wing their way into my home every August. One moment my kids and I are celebrating our independence from schoolwork, and then suddenly we’re bombarded by back-to-school sales and schedules. My boys don’t get it. Didn’t we just get out of school, Mom? Now we have to go back? My thoughts exactly; but, I’ve been around the back-to-school block a few more times than my sons, so I understand that to everything there is a season – including summer break. That makes me (and you) uniquely… Read More >>

Stronger than MG Articles,Child,Community,Health,Real Black Hills Families

“A Princess.” If you ask 5-and-a-half-year-old Spearfish resident Hattie Ewert what she wants to be, that is what she would tell you. The Ewert family keeps life as normal as possible for Hattie. She is currently playing soccer, loves to dance and tries to keep up with her two older brothers, all while pursuing her dream of becoming a princess. Stronger than MG Hattie Ewert was diagnosed at 2-and-a-half years old with Myasthenia Gravis – which affects an estimated 20 out of 100,000 people in the United States. MG – also known as the “snowflake disorder” because no two patients experience… Read More >>

Kids are at Risk Articles,Parenting Advice,Retail

Kids are at Risk the Buzz Online Children face a variety of challenges that were unknown only a few decades ago, such as: cyber bullying, online predators and scams and being exposed to inappropriate content. Jim Kilian, Director of Information Security at Midco, said parents need to be mindful of what their children are doing online, but should also take advantage of technological solutions available to reduce the risks children face on the web. Firewalls, restricting Internet access, privacy settings on profiles and settings on search engines should all be managed by parents, Kilian said. But technology can’t do everything,… Read More >>

Tips for a Healthy School Year Articles,Education,Health,Parenting Advice

Tips for a Healthy School Year As the first day of school approaches, some important preparations for a smooth, stress-free transition back to the classroom include: Get Eight Hours Sleep plays a crucial role in health and wellbeing, helping the brain operate properly and improve learning. Up to two weeks before school starts begin using the alarm clock again to help reset kids’ internal clocks and get adjusted to rising early in the morning. Vision, Hearing and Speech If your child cannot see the white board, hear the teacher or verbalize his or her thoughts, they can experience some serious… Read More >>

Matter of Law Articles,Baby,Child,Community,Featured Articles,Life,Parenting Advice

Like every other state in the nation, South Dakota has a host of laws that affect you as a parent. But how is one to know what’s the law? We turned to a network of experts to help clear up some of the biggest misconceptions about South Dakota law. EDUCATION My son is being bullied at school? What can we do?  Public schools are required by law to have a bullying policy. (Check with your district for its specific policy.) Brad Berens, Assistant Superintendent for Rapid City Area Schools, said of their policy: if a student is experiencing bullying, the student or… Read More >>