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What Parents Need To Know About Teens And Dating
Couple holding hands
By Kelly Olson The Village Family Service Center It seems like yesterday they were holding your hand across the street. Now your son or daughter is a teenager. They’re interested in dating, which you know can mean more than just holding someone else’s hand … It’s difficult to establish a...
Tax Refund? 10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Want One
Scissors cutting piece of paper with the word "tax" on it.
(Note: This blog post was originally published March 12, 2014) A National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) online poll revealed that a strong majority of respondents intentionally plan to receive a federal income tax refund. “The findings suggest that receiving an income tax refund has become standard operating procedure for...
Volunteer Mentor Sees Difference A Perfect Match Can Make
Char Laney, a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village Family Service Center
Framed photos decorate Char Laney’s tidy desk at JDP Electric, Inc., in Fargo. Among pictures of family members and pets is a small silver frame. It shows Char with her “youngest friend,” on their first outing to West Acres mall. For over three years, Char has volunteered with Big Brothers...