How Can I Stop Yelling at My Kids?
How Can I Stop Yelling at My Kids?

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  • Staying calm when you really just want to scream can be difficult but can be done.
  • Understanding your child's perspective and validating their feelings goes a long way in diffusing a situation.
  • Removing yourself from the situation or redirecting your child are great ways to keep screaming at bay.
Parents and Tech: Is Your Phone Hurting Your Kids?
Parents and Tech: Is Your Phone Hurting Your Kids?

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  • Developmental progress in infancy and childhood is heavily reliant on parent-child interactions.
  • Excessive smartphone use by parents can lead to distress in young children and discourage them from exploring their surroundings.
  • Children can act out when they feel as though they're competing with technology for their parents' attention.

Guiding your freshman to a successful first year
Guiding your freshman to a successful first year

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  • The most common freshman problems are homesickness and stress.
  • Prepare your student several months before first term by letting them test life-skills from the safety of home and by investigating resources in advance.
  • Keep communication open by being an open-minded sounding board for their problems.
Bedwetting Interventions—Do They Work?
Bedwetting Interventions—Do They Work?

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  • Some longstanding parental strategies for correcting bedwetting simply do not work.
  • The "wait-and-see" approach can leave serious conditions undiagnosed.
  • Bedwetting that suddenly occurs after potty training may signal underlying conditions.
Teaching teens to connect without screens
Teaching teens to connect without screens

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  • Because screen use is an integral part of work, school, and personal time, learning a healthy balance in the pre-teen and teen years is important.
  • The rise of screens and social media has impacted how our kids' generation makes and maintains relationships.
  • Helping your teens learn to connect without screens requires both creativity and clear expectations.

Cooking for the Picky Eater
Cooking for the Picky Eater

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  • Selective eaters are likely lacking many of the vitamins and minerals needed for good health. 
  • Being creative with food choices and presentation can entice your picky eater to try something new.
  • With time, patience, and repeated opportunities to try new foods, picky eating may go by the wayside.
Building Emotional and Mental Maturity
Building Emotional and Mental Maturity

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  • Building self-esteem begins in infancy but it's never too late to start helping kids feel capable.
  • Responsibility and accountability can be taught by insisting kids contribute at their development level.
  • Kids learn best how to be young adults by being given repeated chances to try, fail, and succeed in their home environment.
Is my teen ready for college?
Is my teen ready for college?

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  • Teens today are more academically but less emotionally prepared than previous generations.
  • Emotional maturity and preparation is a vital component for first-year college success.
  • Without preparation and support, freshman can find themselves isolated and overwhelmed.
Bringing Home Your Second Baby
Bringing Home Your Second Baby

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  • How you introduce a new baby will vary widely based on your older child's age.
  • Including your older child in age-appropriate ways is an important—and fun—way to ensure a smoother transition.
  • Be patient with your child and with yourself— and brace for some regression, acting out, and strange questions.
Are Baby Educational Videos and Apps Really Making Your Child Smarter?
Are Baby Educational Videos and Apps Really Making Your Child Smarter?

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  • Multiple studies show educational media directed at babies and toddlers doesn’t work.
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children under the age of two get as little screen time as possible.
  • The best way to help small children learn is by interacting face-to-face with them.

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