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15 Tips for Getting your Child to Sleep
5/26/2017
Child sleeping with teddy bear.
By Kelly Olson The Village Family Service Center Kids are like angels when they're asleep, but sometimes it can be a devil to get them to drift off to dreamland. Here are 15 tips to make sure your child gets his or her 40 winks. Routine. Have a routine and...
Apollo's Family Found Help at The Village
5/26/2017
Photo of Apollo, a child who came to The Village for therapy.
Apollo is a smart little guy, but was struggling at daycare. His parents didn't understand what was going on. They found help at The Village in St. Cloud . Apollo was diagnosed with sensory perception disorder, and his parents are learning how to help him. This is their story: If...
Unsatisfied In Your Marriage? These 14 Tips Could Help
6/29/2017
Bride and groom cake figures looking dissatisfied with one another.
Couples today may experience less satisfaction in their marriage as compared to their parents, research shows. One report indicated a 42 percent dip in satisfaction! One factor may be related to having kids later in life, and feeling more social pressure to provide the best of everything. However, some research...
What Parents Need To Know About Teens And Dating
5/26/2017
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
5/26/2017
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...