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When the First Kid Left Home by Gayle Florian

Six years ago our oldest, Gina, went off to college among the Minnesota bluffs of the Mississippi River. When she chose Winona State, I was reminded of the comment someone had made about finding a wedding dress:   when it’s the right one, you’ll feel it.  After several road trips to try on universities, Gina had that […]

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How Can I Support my Child in School? 3 Steps for a Successful School Year by Emily Hasselquist, LCSW

As your child moves through elementary, middle, and high school they will need a strong support system.  Throughout my 9 years as a school social worker, I’ve worked with many parents who struggle with how much or how little they should be involved in their child’s education.  Below are some tips on ways in which […]

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When a Loved One Has a Substance Abuse Problem by Laura Novak, LCSW, CADC

Clients often come to me with concerns regarding a family member’s substance use.  It can be challenging to live with or to set boundaries with someone in the midst of an addiction. Loved ones are often confused, frustrated, and unsure how to respond to addictive behaviors. While not easy, there are things to consider and some concrete steps […]

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