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S.D. Board of Education to consider new teacher certification process
Wagner man charged with raping 12-year-old girl
Platte’s New Hope to be ready for use by spring
Dakota Wesleyan band director selected for masterclass in London
‘Communication gaps’ lead to pool bid confusion
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
U.S. takes step to boost organic food production
Puerto Ricans could ease South Dakota dairy labor shortage
Catching up with former area athletes: Howard's Noid earns Player of the Week honors
Area wrestling roundup: KWLPG wins three at home quad
No. 5 Avon downs Mitchell Christian
Mitchell Christian holds off Avon
Area basketball roundup: Peterson powers Platte-Geddes over Burke/South Central
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Marian L. Young
NOEM: Nothing less than a miracle
Palace City Profile: Life's path led back home for the Anderson family
WOSTER: Presidential communication: From Washington's horse rides to Trump tweets
HEINERT: Disappointed in governor's Spearfish Canyon State Park plan
OUR VIEW: Self-assess screen time for children
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
December 16, 2016
HAGEN: Go to bed, dear child
She runs around in red-and-white, polka-dotted footie pajamas. It's bedtime for Grace Averill Hagen, our 2 ½-year-old daughter and first child. And yes, her middle name was used, and most parents know that means patience is wearing down for the day. Grace, however, seems to find...
December 16, 2016 - 10:14am
November 7, 2016
Parents are more 'do as I say, not as I do' when it comes their teens and driving
A new survey shows the difficulties parents have trying to teach their children to drive, and especially how to teach them to drive without distractions. And yet the survey also shows once again that part of the problem is that adults too often are doing what they tell their children...
November 7, 2016 - 1:49pm
October 12, 2016
Teen OCD may trace back to environment at birth and even before
Obsessive-compulsive disorder that surfaces during adolescence or early adulthood may actually have origins in the circumstances surrounding pregnancy and infancy, a Swedish study suggests. Smoking during pregnancy, cesarean section delivery, preterm birth, unusually low or high weight...
October 12, 2016 - 2:22pm
March 23, 2016
OPINION: #FamilyFirst means more
What's more mandorable than Justin Trudeau cuddling pandas? Why Adam LaRoche quitting over quality time with his son, of course. What a great dad, the world mewed, when the first baseman tweeted #FamilyFirst after quitting because his bosses wanted to see less of his son at work....
March 23, 2016 - 12:14pm
September 21, 2015
Kid-proof your laptop
ST. PAUL -- Like many parents, Matthew Mogol wants his 3-year-old daughter Penelope to become familiar with PCs; she has limited use of them for watching educational videos and video chatting with grandma. But after the bubbly kid banged on the keyboard, causing running apps to...
September 21, 2015 - 12:00pm
September 14, 2015
Brakke ‘humbled’ by fundraiser turnout, support as son nears major brain operation
If life went according to Sabreena Brakke's plan, she would have celebrated her son MarcJon's first birthday on Saturday. Instead, she did...
September 14, 2015 - 8:25am
July 29, 2015
How you talk to your baby now can impact their social skills later
Think you have your hands full making sure your baby is fed and clean and gets enough sleep? Here's another thing for the list: developing your child's social skills by the way you talk. People used to think that social skills were something kids were born with, not taught. But...
July 29, 2015 - 1:48pm
July 24, 2015
Mitchell family battling through child’s severe medical conditions
A photograph outlining the silhouettes of Sabreena Brakke and her son, MarcJon, watching the Fourth of July fireworks over Lake Mitchell captures...
July 24, 2015 - 9:17am
June 5, 2015
How to support a parent of a child with special needs
Nearly nine years ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Claire. I had all of the standard prenatal testing that my doctor recommended and had a very easy pregnancy and delivery. So, it was no small surprise when just before we were set to be discharged from the hospital...
June 5, 2015 - 2:19pm
April 14, 2015
'Free range kids': Biggest victims in pathetic fight over parenting styles
They were coming home from a park, on this gorgeous, blossoming weekend, after playing. And for this, a 10-year-old and his 6-year-old sister ended up in the back of a squad car. Again. For hours this time. In the bizarre, nationwide culture war over how much freedom children should...
April 14, 2015 - 9:24am
April 1, 2015
Step away from the minivan, Mom, and don't feel so guilty
The guilt. The guilt! Today's parents, especially today's mothers, are filled with guilt. It gnaws at us at pickup time, at bedtime, long after the kids have gone to sleep and we're Red-Bulled out of our minds making costumes or cupcakes or scrapbook photo albums to prove to ourselves...
April 1, 2015 - 9:32pm
March 16, 2015
Will the rise of 'over-sharenting' mean the end of privacy for our children?
Your toddler vomited in the car on your way to the dentist. Frazzled, you post a status on Facebook about the terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day. Your newborn has decided that sleep is for the birds and you seek late-night company among the other moms. Oh, and doesn't she...
March 16, 2015 - 4:57pm
October 6, 2014
Attachment parenting celebrates 20 years
SIOUX FALLS —- While times have changed over the past two decades for families in South Dakota and the nation, the main philosophies of parenting remain the same. "What's changed is not the basic parenting," said Janet Jendron, board president of Attachment Parenting International....
October 6, 2014 - 4:47pm
August 26, 2014
OPINION: Free Range Kids: Why I let my children walk to the corner store
Of all the adventures my lucky children had this summer — swimming in two oceans, hanging out on their bearded uncle’s commercial salmon fishing boat, endless popsicles — the biggest one, they told me, was just 495 feet away in their own Washington, D.C., neighborhood. ...
August 26, 2014 - 12:26pm
August 12, 2014
OPINION: Kids deserve Mom and Dad’s undivided attention more than smartphones
By Jane Scott Special to The Washington Post I’ve been a pediatrician for 20 years, and I thought I’d seen it all. But not long ago, when a father brought his 2-year-old into my clinic, something happened that has me deeply concerned. Upon entering my examining room,...
August 12, 2014 - 8:27am