Child Bedwetting Alarms and Other Interventions
Child Bedwetting Alarms and Other Interventions

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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.
How Can I Get My Kids to Listen?
How Can I Get My Kids to Listen?

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  • Good communication is about empathy and respect—on both sides
  • If your kids seem to never listen, you may have trained this behavior
  • Changing your communication behavior can have re-train kids to listen the first time
Changing our sleep culture
Changing our sleep culture

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  • Students who don’t get enough sleep don’t perform as well and are more prone to symptoms of depression.
  • Sleep deprivation can impair your driving as much as driving intoxicated.
  • We need to change how we perceive sleep and help make it more of a priority in schools and at home.
Protecting our children from sexual abuse
Protecting our children from sexual abuse

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  • Reduce your children’s risk by carefully evaluating and limiting (when possible) any time spent in isolated, one-on-one situations with other children, youth, and adults.
  • Educating your children about sexual abuse doesn't mean they won't ever become a victim, but it does offer an important line of defense.
  • Children who have been prepared will know how to respond to any threats and will feel more comfortable coming to talk to you.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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  • One in six boys and one in four girls will experience some form of sexual abuse before the age of 18.
  • In about 90 percent of cases, children are abused by somebody who is known and trusted by the child and the child’s family.
  • Be sure to report to the authorities if you suspect child abuse, find child pornography, or if a child discloses abuse to you.
The “5 Rs” of early education
The “5 Rs” of early education

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  • Reading, rhyming, routines, rewards, and relationships help young children develop the social, language, and emotional skills needed for healthy brain development.
  • The first 1,000 days of life are particularly important because it provides the foundation for future development.
Spanking doesn’t work; here’s what does
Spanking doesn’t work; here’s what does

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  • Learning more effective and less risky forms of discipline ahead of time can help you avoid spanking.
  • Clearly establishing reasonable expectations and making it fun to be good can help prevent bad behavior.
  • Discipline works best when everybody is calm and thinking clearly: taking some time to calm down can help everybody clear their head.
Toddlers at the table: making holiday meals less stressful
Toddlers at the table: making holiday meals less stressful

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  • Pack some healthy snacks to help ward off hunger and to distract picky kids.
  • Feel free to relax your vegetable and “clear your plate” rules.
  • Tag teaming with somebody else will help you find some time to enjoy your meal too.

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