Tips from the doctors who specialize in kids at Mankato Clinic Children’s Health Center:

  • Read to Your Child Every Day
  • Simplify Your Child’s Life to Reduce Their Stress
  • A Television Does Not Belong in the Bedroom
  • Spend Time Together as a family. It is a gift that will last a lifetime.
  • Practice Respectful Listening
  • Try Not to Help Too Much With Homework When They Get Older
  • Encourage Free Play: Play is the “Work” of Childhood.
  • Talk About Teen Decisions And Expectations Before They Become Issues.

First Steps Program

This community initiative links you to free or low-cost services and resources for parents. Learn more.