Want Happier Kids? There’s an App for That.
Want Happier Kids? There’s an App for That.

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  • Parents should focus on finding balance that works for their family, rather than time limits.
  • Technology solutions can help reinforce parenting efforts by consistently applying boundaries.
  • What's happening on screens is more important than how often they are switched on.
10 Safety Coloring Sheets for Kindergarteners
10 Safety Coloring Sheets for Kindergarteners

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  • Printable coloring sheets to help your children learn important rules for safety.
  • The coloring sheets are a companion to the free printable flashcards and memory game.
  • Rest easier in the knowledge that your child knows what to do when dangerous situations arise.
6 Vaccination Myths and Why They are Dangerous
6 Vaccination Myths and Why They are Dangerous

In 1796, Edward Jenner hypothesized that milkmaids’ apparent immunity to smallpox came from their repeated exposure to the similar but less-devastating cowpox. So, he scratched a milkmaid’s cowpox sore with a needle, then scratched a young local boy with it. Then he exposed the boy to smallpox and the boy did not get sick . … Continue reading “6 Vaccination Myths and Why They are Dangerous”

Ten Ways to Get Your Kids (and yourself) into Biking
Ten Ways to Get Your Kids (and yourself) into Biking
  • Biking is a great fitness activity for all ages, and Utah has a rich cycling community.
  • Family bike riding is not only possible the whole family, but an excellent way to bond and foster a love of fitness.
  • Teach children the rules of the road for safe cycling.
Sun Safety Tips for Children
Sun Safety Tips for Children
  • Children six months and younger should avoid sun exposure to prevent sunburn.
  • Covering up is the best line of defense against exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
  • High intensity activities lasting more than 15 minutes should be reduced when heat and humidity reach critical levels.
10 Safety Rules for Kindergarteners
10 Safety Rules for Kindergarteners
  • It is impossible to be at your child's side at every moment.
  • Instilling in children the means to keep themselves safe is a critical responsibility.
  • You'll rest easier in the knowledge that your child knows what to do when dangerous situations arise.
Social Media Bootcamp
Social Media Bootcamp
  • For most social media accounts, children should be 13 or older and be mature enough to make good choices online.
  • Commit to being proactive about your child’s use of social media.
  • Talk to your children about what is appropriate on social media and how to stay safe.
Is my child ready for social media?
Is my child ready for social media?
  • For most social media accounts, children should be 13 or older and be mature enough to make good choices online.
  • Commit to being proactive about your child’s use of social media.
  • Talk to your children about what is appropriate on social media and how to stay safe.
Why good parents leave their children in hot cars
Why good parents leave their children in hot cars
  • Leaving your baby in the car on a hot day for even a few minutes is enough to cause heat stroke.
  • Parents are more likely to forget their children when their habit memory system suppresses their prospective memory system.
  • Don't assume you are immune to mistakes, set in place a reminder for when your child is in the car with you.
Child abuse – reducing the risk
Child abuse – reducing the risk

Article at a Glance Be aware of the signs of child abuse and be ready to take a stand. If you feel overwhelmed with parenting, talk to your pediatrician about available resources. Carefully screen and get to know the people who interact with your children. Educate your child on how to respond to and report … Continue reading “Child abuse – reducing the risk”

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