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Development Guides

As a new parent, you have so many things on your mind. There's a lot to think about when you have a new child in the family: feedings, play, safety, health and more.

Discover newsletters for every stage of your child's development. Each features helpful tips and fun ways to aid your child's development in these early years of life.

Temperament Project

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. The Temperament Project, a free, confidential program designed to help you learn more about your child’s unique temperament, is made possible by the Sioux Empire United Way and Avera McKennan.

Temperament Questionnaire
If your baby was born at Avera McKennan, you’ll receive an invitation to participate. Complete the questionnaire and you’ll receive a confidential temperament profile, a graph that represents your child’s temperament and helpful information to guide you.

A temperament questionnaire 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. Call 605-322-3660 or email us for additional information.

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Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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