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.