Kindergarten Countdown: Is Your Child Ready for School?
Kindergarten Countdown: Is Your Child Ready for School?

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    • Provo School District starts soon and there are three things required for your kindergartener to start school.
    • Getting Immunizations can be a positive experience for everyone.
    • Start the school year off on a healthy foot by getting in to see your pediatrician.

Healthy School Lunches
Healthy School Lunches

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  • Replace juice with water and white bread for wheat.
  • Try out new lunch options at home first to make sure your children will eat them.
  • Plan ahead when grocery shopping and prep fruits and vegetables before the morning rush.
Homework Strategies for Children on the Autism Spectrum
Homework Strategies for Children on the Autism Spectrum

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  • Keep homework sessions predictable and realistic.
  • Learn your child's strengths and find ways to leverage those strengths when studying.
  • Communicate with teachers and find what resources may be available to you at home.
5 Moves to Help Your Older Child Bond with Your Newborn
5 Moves to Help Your Older Child Bond with Your Newborn

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  • Get your child’s help planning for the baby to aid the bonding process.
  • An older sibling’s role can build independence and love, if handled gently.
  • Involvement with childcare is a milestone in older children’s development.
My child says she’s now a vegetarian. What now?
My child says she’s now a vegetarian. What now?

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  • Dietary changes aren’t always a bad thing.
  • Reasons for eating a vegetarian can be multifaceted.
  • There are several ways to accommodate plant-based diets at mealtime.
Dads Matter: How Working Dads Can Bond With Their Kids at Every Age
Dads Matter: How Working Dads Can Bond With Their Kids at Every Age

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  • Bonding for working dads is challenging, but not impossible.
  • Bonding is more about quality than quantity.
  • Look for creative ways to bond with children of all ages.
My child is in a confidence slump. What is going on?
My child is in a confidence slump. What is going on?

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  • Understanding childhood milestones will help identify why your child is in a confidence slump.
  • It may be difficult to reach your teen who struggles, but it is not impossible.
  • Provide opportunities and teaching moments to help build confidence.
My child has ADHD. How can I make homework easier?
My child has ADHD. How can I make homework easier?

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  • ADHD means kids learn differently, so different strategies are needed.
  • Counter-intuitive moves like more breaks, wearing headphones, or racing can help.
  • Play to your child’s strengths and be flexible within a consistent framework.
Newborn Sleep: When, Where, How, and How Much is Normal?
Newborn Sleep: When, Where, How, and How Much is Normal?

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  • Parenthood comes with worries and problems that are hard to account for, such as understanding sleep patterns.
  • arenthood comes with worries and problems that are hard to account for, such as understanding sleep patterns.
    Creating a habitual area and schedule will help your baby become more regular in their sleep habits.
  • Be patient and willing to adjust as your baby changes.

Talking About School: Getting Your Child To Open Up
Talking About School: Getting Your Child To Open Up

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  • Asking your children open-ended questions encourages a more detailed response.
  • Some children need a little time after they get home from school to open up.
  • Be respectful of your children’s feelings and don’t try to solve their problems for them.

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