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.
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.
Building Toddler Vocabulary Through Gestures
Building Toddler Vocabulary Through Gestures

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  • Children who enter kindergarten with a bigger vocabulary tend to do better throughout their entire school career.
  • In addition to reading and talking to your child, gesturing also helps build a child's vocabulary.
  • Gestures are an important precursor to talking and help toddlers form connections.
Staying Home Alone: How Old is Old Enough?
Staying Home Alone: How Old is Old Enough?
  • 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
Age-Appropriate Toys
Age-Appropriate Toys

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  • Parents today have access to the safest toys ever made.
  • Age recommendations do not guarantee that toys will match a child's needs or developmental level.
  • Parents must do their research to find toys appropriate for their children.
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.
The importance of playing
The importance of playing

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  • Play is an important part of child development and helps children develop emotional, physical, and cognitive skills.
  • In recent decades play time has been reduced in school and at home in favor of academics and organized activities.
  • Simplify your life so that you have enough time in your day to spend unscheduled and unstructured time playing with your child.
Creative toys for Christmas
Creative toys for Christmas

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  • Open-ended toys help develop creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Things like art supplies, games, construction toys, dolls, and simple action figures make great and inexpensive toys.
Best shoes for beginning walkers
Best shoes for beginning walkers

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  • When babies are first learning how to walk, it is better for them to go barefoot or to wear booties.
  • Shoes should fit well, have non-skid soles, and be lightweight and flexible.
  • More experienced walkers will need a thicker sole once they start walking outside.
Bonding with your baby
Bonding with your baby

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  • Bonding is important for your baby’s cognitive and social development.
  • For some bonding is instantaneous, but for others it is a gradual experience.
  • Caring for your baby, spending time together, baby wearing, kangarooing, and breastfeeding are all excellent ways to bond with your baby.

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