When is the best time to get a flu shot?
When is the best time to get a flu shot?

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  • Getting a flu shot as soon as vaccines are available (usually September) offers the best protection.
  • The flu is much more serious than the common cold and can cause serious complications.
  • Most people over 6 months old should get a flu shot.
2018 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics
2018 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics

The flu vaccine is important. It can save your family time, money, and may even save the life of someone you love. Flu killed approximately 80,000 people in the United States last flu season, according to the CDC. That record-setting number doesn’t take into account hospitalizations, doctor visits, or days missed at work or school. … Continue reading “2018 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics”

How old is old enough for my child to stay home alone?
How old is old enough for my child to stay home alone?
  • Utah law doesn’t dictate an age when kids are ready but leave it up to parental discretion
  • Look for signs that your child is responsible—homework, hygiene, etc. to know if they may be ready to stay home alone
  • Set your child up for success by prepping them and your home for a successful outcome
Can chores make our family’s summer better?
Can chores make our family’s summer better?
  • Long summer days can mean extended veg-out sessions and messy houses
  • Without structure, summer break can become frustrating for parent and kids
  • Consider a schedule of chores to help structure the day, build skills, and increase bonding
How can I talk to my kids about lying?
How can I talk to my kids about lying?
  • Strategies for dealing with lying should differ by age group
  • Books can be a great way to address honesty with children
  • Communication and honesty from parents is key
What should I do if my child bites?
What should I do if my child bites?
  • Biting is a common early childhood behavior that many parents dread
  • Isolating potential triggers for biting can be the quickest fix
  • Having a strategy to correct the behavior positively, and to reinforce better choices can shorten this phase
How can I get my child to fall asleep and stay asleep?
How can I get my child to fall asleep and stay asleep?
  • A full night of quality sleep is important not only for a child’s health—but for the health of the entire family.
  • Sleep disorders are not uncommon in children, and simple behavioral changes often provide a solution.
  • If you think your child suffers a sleep disorder, document their sleep routines and talk to your pediatrician about interventions.
What should I do if my child has a dental injury?
What should I do if my child has a dental injury?
  • A chipped tooth is usually cause to see the dentist, but frequent tooth chipping merits a pediatrician visit.
  • Soft tissue injuries inside the mouth that bleed continuously need emergency medical attention.
  • Unexplained or general oral pain, swelling or bleeding should be seen by a pediatrician.
7 Tips for Reversing Defiance in Children
7 Tips for Reversing Defiance in Children

Article at a glance:

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder is one of a group of externalizing disorders which include maladaptive behaviors.
  • It is normal for children to become oppositional at certain ages.
  • If you are struggling with a child who is aggressive, argumentative, or defiant, there are things you can do to improve the situation.
How do I soothe my child’s eczema with at-home treatments?
How do I soothe my child’s eczema with at-home treatments?

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  • Nearly one out of five children under the age of 2 are affected by eczema.
  • Utah winters are especially hard on children battling this condition.
  • Consult your physician before starting new treatments.

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