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Here’s a monthly roundup of regional media coverage on the work of Family Development staff and partners.

How to Divvy Up Your Family Belongings Peacefully and Sensibly
HuffPost, Dec. 25, 2017

Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?, University of Minnesota Extension’s resource to help families distribute personal belongings without conflict after the death of a loved one, was in the spotlight in December. Five newspapers around the country, including HuffPost, cited WGGYPP as a useful resource in a syndicated column written by Jim Miller, creator of

Overindulgence and Good Hearts: Parenting During Holidays
Minnesota Ag Connection, Dec. 18, 2017

Ellie McCann, Extension educator in family resiliency, talks about how the holidays increase pressure on parents to overindulge their children with too many gifts and in other ways. She also promotes two Extension online courses designed to help parents deal with this pressure any time of the year: Parenting in the Age of Overindulgence and Parenting with a Good Heart.

Community Voices: Planning for Death Can Be a Gift for Loved Ones
Savage Pacer, Dec. 2, 2017

No one likes to contemplate their own mortality. But it’s important to put your financial affairs in order and take other steps so your family knows your wishes upon death or in case of serious illness or incapacitation. Columnist Rochelle Eastman says planning for death is the “final gift you can give your family.” She also cites Extension’s Minnesota Health Care Directive Planning Toolkit as a valuable resource to aid in this process.
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