Dr Harvey Karp to Present at MeritCare Parents Fair on Saturday March 18

On Saturday, March 18, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., MeritCare will hold its 21st annual Parents' Fair at the Fargo Civic Center, 207 Fourth St. N. The goal of Parents' Fair is to provide information to help kids and families stay healthy. This year's event will feature nationally renowned pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp. He will present two sessions; "The Happiest Baby on the Block" and "The Happiest Toddler on the Block." Dr. Karp is known for helping parents develop techniques to deal with everything from colic to tantrums to picky eating.

On Saturday, March 18, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., MeritCare will hold its 21st annual Parents' Fair at the Fargo Civic Center, 207 Fourth St. N. The goal of Parents' Fair is to provide information to help kids and families stay healthy. This year's event will feature nationally renowned pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp. He will present two sessions; "The Happiest Baby on the Block" and "The Happiest Toddler on the Block." Dr. Karp is known for helping parents develop techniques to deal with everything from colic to tantrums to picky eating.

Dr. Karp presented to a full house of nearly 1000 people in February 2005 when he last spoke in Fargo. June Nelson, a public health nurse with Clay County and a fan of Dr. Karp's techniques said, "At first parents are very skeptical, but when they see how well these techniques work, their jaws drop open." Dr. Karp has appeared numerous times on Good Morning America, the Dr. Phil show, ABC World News Tonight and CNN.

This year's event will also provide numerous information sessions on topics ranging from conception to substance abuse in teenagers, as well as a display area featuring informative booths. Anyone involved in caring for children is invited to attend – moms, dads, prospective parents, grandparents, teachers, day-care providers and health-care professionals.

The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available and free day care will be offered for 1-to-6-year-olds by the United Child Care Providers Association at Bridgetown Daycare, 321 Fourth St. N. Day care is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. For a copy of an event brochure, or to learn what topics will be covered at this year's event, visit View the online billboard at parentsfair.meritcare.com or call (701) 234-5570 or (800) 437-4010, ext. 5570.