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Avera Children's Hospital

1325 S. Cliff Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57117
605-322-KIDS or 888-315-3666

programs & classesPrograms and Classes

Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center offers a number of classes and programs covering topics parents are interested in for their child, such as child temperament, effective discipline techniques, potty training, fun family activities, etc. We even offer classes focused on young adults with topics focusing on growing up and babysitting.

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Finding Your Child's Personality

Nine traits define your child’s temperament and approach to life, making him or her as unique as a snowflake. Understanding those traits can help you match the parenting techniques that will work best with your child. This free, confidential program is made possible by the Sioux Empire United Way and Avera McKennan.

Get a Profile

If your baby was born at Avera McKennan, you will receive an invitation to participate when your baby is about nine months old. Return the completed questionnaire in the postage-paid envelope and you will receive a confidential temperament profile, a graph that represents your child’s temperament and helpful information to guide you. A temperament profile can be done at any age or even more than once if you notice temperament changes in your child as he or she gets older. To receive a questionnaire, email

Download the Temperament Project booklet

Temperament Consultations

One-on-one consultations allow you to meet face-to-face with a Certified Family Life Educator at no cost to discuss your child's temperament. You also may request a phone consultation.

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