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.
Trick-or-Treating Safety Contract
Trick-or-Treating Safety Contract

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  • Guidelines for children and parents to follow to avoid Covid-19.
  • Many parents don’t talk to their kids about safety every Halloween.
  • Use a Trick-or-Treating Safety Contract as a memorable and effective way to remind children how to be safe.
Raising Bully-Proofed Kids
Raising Bully-Proofed Kids

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  • Victims of bullying can suffer from health and mental health problems like headaches, sleeping problems, depression, anxiety, and even thoughts of suicide.
  • Those who are most likely to be bullied include children with an autism spectrum disorder, a food allergy, or who are perceived as different or weaker than their peers.
  • Parents can help their children by teaching them how to avoid becoming a target, how to stick up for themselves and others, and how to develop a strong sense of self.
How can I help my child with their weight?
How can I help my child with their weight?

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  • 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.
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
Talk to your child about drinking as early as 9 years old
Talk to your child about drinking as early as 9 years old

Article at a Glance The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you talk to your child about the dangers of drinking as early as 9 years old. Help your children understand the dangers of drinking and teach them “media literacy” techniques. Because teens and children are smaller than adults, it takes fewer drinks for them … Continue reading “Talk to your child about drinking as early as 9 years old”

When there is a louse in your house
When there is a louse in your house

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  • Lice are highly contagious and have a reputation for spreading quickly in places like schools and daycare.
  • Lice is spread by head-to-head contact and by sharing personal items, not because you are dirty.
  • The best way to get rid of lice is by acting quickly and being thorough.
Paintball, airsoft, and BB guns less safe than believed
Paintball, airsoft, and BB guns less safe than believed

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  • Study finds permanent eye injuries—including eye removal—not an uncommon outcome when children play with pellet style guns.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics and toy gun manufacturers stress the need for constant supervision and approved eye protection.
  • Toy guns can be confused for real guns and should be treated with the same safety rules.
Helping our children succeed by allowing them to fail
Helping our children succeed by allowing them to fail

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  • When we are overprotective our children grow up without knowing how to handle setbacks and failure.
  • Self-esteem comes from learning how to handle tough problems and being able to recover after failing.
  • Children need to have responsibilities and be given the freedom to fail in order to feel real pride in their successes.

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