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How Do I Teach My Child Gratitude?

My six-year-old son doesn’t seem to have any appreciation for the gifts we get him. It’s especially bad around the holidays. He’s not grateful, pouts if it is not exactly what he wants, and sometimes even asks for more. I’ve tried to explain to him that his behavior isn’t polite and that he should be happy with what he has, which is plenty, but it’s not changing. What do I do?

Balancing Screen Time for Teens

Nexus-FACTS Family Healing Clinical Director Luke Spiegelhoff joined KSTP's Minnesota Live to talk about how social media affects our teens and their mental health.
 
Young girl holding up her worry buddy

Worry Buddies

These handy little helpers can remind your child they are not alone. Worry Buddies can go with your child anywhere they go, always there to help them cope and take on your child's worries so they can move forward.

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How Can I Best Support My Teen in Their Gender Expression?

My 15-year-old son recently told me he wants to be referred to as they/them. He has started experimenting with makeup and is interested in women's clothing. I'm having a really hard time with this one. I am uncomfortable, I don't understand and don't know how to handle it. I want to support him, but I worry about him being bullied and what struggles he will face. Where do I even begin?

Setting New Year's Resolutions With Your Family

Our President and CEO Dr. Michelle K. Murray joined KSTP's Minnesota Live to talk about how families can keep it simple in the new year by setting small, specific, and intentional goals.
 
Parents taking son holiday shopping

How Do I Teach My Child Gratitude?

My six-year-old son doesn’t seem to have any appreciation for the gifts we get him. It’s especially bad around the holidays. He’s not grateful, pouts if it is not exactly what he wants, and sometimes even asks for more. I’ve tried to explain to him that his behavior isn’t polite and that he should be happy with what he has, which is plenty, but it’s not changing. What do I do?
 
Parent Coaching Support

What Is Parent Coaching and How Does It Work?

I am a state human service employee, currently working with parents who I believe need one-on-one coaching. There are parenting classes offered through some of our state programs, but I think the parents need more one-on-one help on how to positively engage and encourage their children. The idea of coaching came to my mind. I didn’t know that such a profession existed until I started researching online. Can you explain more about this type of service, when to use it, and how to access?

Balancing Screen Time for Teens

Nexus-FACTS Family Healing Clinical Director Luke Spiegelhoff joined KSTP's Minnesota Live to talk about how social media affects our teens and their mental health.
 
Kindness Calendar

Kindness Calendar

Our 31-day calendar shares ideas on how you can spread kindness each and every day.
 
Mother disciplining child

Is Spanking Children an Effective Consequence?

I would like information about how to discipline my children. I was spanked as a child and I have mixed feelings about it. I find that I am starting to spank my children and while it sometimes stops their behavior, they just do the same bad thing next time. My friends tell me that spanking doesn’t work, and they don’t think I should be doing it. My parents think it is important to be strict so that my children learn the right behavior. Is it okay to spank your child?

Back-to-school tips with Luke Spiegelhoff

As the new school year begins some kids are very excited and others might start to get anxious. Luke Spiegelhoff, Nexus-FACTS Clinical Director, provides tips on how you can help your child cope with anxiety.

Back-to-school tips with Brad Franklin

As families prepare for the new school year, tune in with Head Principal Brad Franklin at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School for tips on how to help kids adjust!