How can I help my child with their weight?
How can I help my child with their weight?
  • Childhood obesity has become a widespread problem in the U.S.
  • Methods of dealing with obesity vary by age, but all require active parental engagement.
  • Support from a healthcare professional is vital at every stage..
8 Ways to Tame the Screen Time Beast
8 Ways to Tame the Screen Time Beast

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  • Too much screen time has been linked to numerous wide-ranging side effects.
  • Setting time limits and monitoring them isn't easy—even with devices made to assist. Instead, try practical limits.
  • When breaking a habit, it helps to fill the void with positive things like sports, books and physical play.
Video Games: Pros and Cons
Video Games: Pros and Cons


  • Video games can be used to help improve test scores, teach life and job skills, improve brain function, and encourage physical exercise.

  • Most video games are addictive by design and encourage a lot of sitting.

  • Because video game addiction can have a negative impact on social and physical health, parents should be aware of the symptoms.
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
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.
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 can I get my kids to stop whining?
How can I get my kids to stop whining?

Article at a glance:

  • Whining happens, but it shouldn't be the norm for your child.
  • Understanding why children whine can help you respond appropriately.
  • Setting clear boundaries around appropriate speech helps children understand what to do.

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