Wellness

Ten Tips for Helping Your Children Get the Sleep They Need

Ten Tips for Helping Your Children Get the Sleep They Need

Sleep is as vital to life as the air you breathe, the food you eat, and the water you drink—an essential building block for your child's mental and physical health. Adolescents ideally need 8-10 hours of sleep each night, and most have poor sleep habits—staying up late and sleeping in when they can. Sleep can also be an issue for toddlers. The American Academy of Pediatrics estimates that sleep problems affect 25-50 percent of children and 40 percent of adolescents.…

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Tips for Dealing with a New Medical Diagnosis

Tips for Dealing with a New Medical Diagnosis

Whether it's cancer, a heart condition, or another chronic or catastrophic illness, a new medical diagnosis is a stressful and sometimes traumatic event. If you're like most people, you start by imagining the worst-case scenario and focusing on the limitations and changes the condition will bring to your life.…

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Dakota Family Services Celebrates the Power of Story with a Children’s Book Giveaway at Thunder Coffee

Dakota Family Services Celebrates the Power of Story with a Children’s Book Giveaway at Thunder Coffee

We’d love to get you started on a year of reading by giving you a free copy of the children’s book, “Project: Kids, Let’s Be Superheroes,” to provide children and their parents with information about mental health and emotional wellness. The book helps children understand their feelings, teaches them it’s normal to be anxious about change, and helps them find ways to cope with their emotions. Start the conversation about mental health and emotional wellness with this free book from the mental health providers at Dakota Family Services.…

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