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Chalk.a.Lot brings the kid out in everyone
2 dead after trees fall on Quetico campsite in storm
Blood donors needed in Two Harbors
Lake County Past: July 22
Summer girls basketball league works through successful season
Bay to Bay 10K crowns winner
Rivals top Proctor, fall to Ely
Two Harbors soccer girls head to Schwan's Cup
Two Harbors Walleye Fishing League: Week 7
Rivals take win over West Duluth
baseball and softball
Legal Learning: Gun laws and ducks
Home for the Summer: Little critters make themselves at home
Climate Column: The debate is heating up
Ask a Trooper: Law regarding railroad crossings
Ask a Trooper: License plates in Minnesota
JEREMY TODD STEVENS
EVE L. THOMPSON
BARBARA ANNE "BOBBY" SMITH
MICHAEL "BONSIE" GROSSKURTH
LAWRENCE W. "Nick" LEE
Bay Days celebration takes over Silver Bay
Lake County Past: July 15
Something for everyone at Heritage Days
Two Harbors City Band program: July 21
Annual Chalk.a.Lot Festival returns for fifth year
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: July 22
DNR Report: July 15
DNR Report: July 8
DNR Report: July 1
Legals: July 22
Legals: July 15
Legals: July 8
Legals: July 1
Legals: June 24
the early years
April 11, 2014
The Early Years: Practice what you preach
From Deb Archer Parenting involves more than taking care of a child’s physical needs. It involves teaching right from wrong and instilling your child with the character qualities and morals you feel are important. The question of how parents instill character in their children...
April 11, 2014 - 2:08pm
March 14, 2014
The Early Years: Using praise
From Deb Archer Kickstart Preschool, Two Harbors Have your kids ever surprised you and picked up their toys, put their dirty clothes in the laundry basket, or hung up their jacket without you asking them to? These types of behaviors can be reinforced using praise. When your...
March 14, 2014 - 1:58pm
March 3, 2014
The Early Years: ‘If they can’t get a kiss, they will take a kick’
From Deb Archer You have a project that is due at work and you’re putting in some extra time in on the computer. Your child has asked you to read her a book several times and each time you have brushed her off by telling her you will read when you are finished. You are getting...
March 3, 2014 - 4:46pm
December 16, 2013
The Early Years: Creating Christmas memories
From Deb Archer Ready or not, Lake County, the holiday season is here. There are parties to attend, presents to buy, cookies to make, cards to mail, decorations to be hung, programs to attend, relatives to visit, meals to prepare, etc… Orchestrating all of these activities...
December 16, 2013 - 5:01pm
November 29, 2013
The Early Years: Responding to Tantrums
Temper tantrums can be very trying for parents, particularly when they take place in a public setting. It might be comforting for new parents to know that you are not alone. We have all been there or will be there at some point. Children, like adults, have emotions that need to...
November 29, 2013 - 11:42am
November 22, 2013
The Early Years: Toddler temper tantrums
If you have spent any time around a toddler you have undoubtedly seen a temper tantrum, but all children's tantrums do not look the same. Some children may yell, scream, cry, kick, bite, hit, throw things, while others may not make any noise and just refuse to do anything. Understanding...
November 22, 2013 - 2:51pm
October 31, 2013
The Early Years: Why do kids bite?
If you have ever had your child bite either you or another child, you have undoubtedly asked yourself why. Not all children go through a phase of biting, however, it is not uncommon either. There are many reasons why children bite. It is your job as a parent or caregiver to...
October 31, 2013 - 3:11pm
August 22, 2013
Mean what you say
Obedience is something we all want to teach our children. Working in early childhood for more than 20 years, I've had the honor of learning with, and from, hundreds of families. As a result, I've made some observations. First, children are smart and know if there will be a consequence...
August 22, 2013 - 10:32am
August 8, 2013
The Early Years: Struggle-free potty training is worth the wait
Having a baby is not cheap. Clothes, car seats, strollers, swings, cribs, toys, formula, and baby food, all add up. And let's not forget all the diapers! Maybe it is due to these expenses that we, as parents, push to get our kids out of diapers. Yet, way too often we are rushing...
August 8, 2013 - 12:09pm
July 25, 2013
Momma knows best
Do you remember that moment you stepped out of the hospital with your first baby? I remember the uncertainty and a little bit of fear. Was I really expected to know how to care for this little child!? On a recent family trip, I had the privilege of spending some time with my two-month-old...
July 25, 2013 - 11:04am
July 5, 2013
The Early Years: Road trip vacations start with fun in the car
With the rising cost of flying, many of us here in Lake County are opting to hit the road to get to our destinations this summer. Car trips with kids can be a nightmare, or with a little planning, an enjoyable part of the whole vacation experience. Planning for our upcoming car...
July 5, 2013 - 2:33pm
June 20, 2013
The Early Years: Pack the kids in the car - and a dose of sanity
Summer is a great time to travel. Seeing new places, visiting relatives, or just going to the lake are all great adventures. Without adequate preparation, however, traveling with small children can turn what promises to be great family fun, into a very stressful time. Traveling...
June 20, 2013 - 1:49pm
May 23, 2013
The Early Years: Sharing the responsibility
Raising children is hard work. One thing we can do to make this task easier is share the responsibility with another adult. For many, this partner is a spouse or the father or mother of your child. Some may share this responsibility with a parent or grandparent. Regardless of...
May 23, 2013 - 2:25pm
April 25, 2013
The Early Years: Promoting positive sibling relationships
Have you heard this expression: "The best thing you can give your child is a sibling"? I remember hearing that and thinking how great it would be for my daughter to have a sibling and a built-in playmate. I envisioned two best friends playing together for hours on end. I still...
April 25, 2013 - 2:08pm
April 12, 2013
The Early Years: Be easy on yourself
Having a family is a lot of work! There are meals to be made, unending laundry, a home to be cleaned, bills to be paid, diapers to change, kids to feed, and on an on. How can parents get all these things done without loosing their sanity? One of my favorite books, "Becoming the...
April 12, 2013 - 12:12pm