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.
Temper tantrums: A parent’s survival guide
Temper tantrums: A parent’s survival guide

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  • Tantrums are a normal part of growing up as children start to assert their independence and learn how to express emotions.
  • Teach your child that anger is a common feeling and how to express it constructively.
  • Teach children that they can get your attention with good behavior instead of seeking negative attention.
What’s Happening to My Tween
What’s Happening to My Tween

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  • The brain and body changes we associate with the teen years are already beginning at ages 8 through twelve.
  • Questions about sexuality, drugs, and body image are on your child’s mind earlier than you may expect.
  • As kids develop more autonomy, we need new, less direct, strategies to communicate.
How and Why to Teach Kids Gratitude
How and Why to Teach Kids Gratitude

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  • Studies have found grateful people enjoy better health, improved sleep, healthier relationships, and more satisfaction.
  • Gratitude is not a product of our surroundings, but something we can control.
  • Teaching your children gratitude will help them do better in school and in life.
Childproofing the Garage, Storage Areas, and Yard
Childproofing the Garage, Storage Areas, and Yard

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  • Potential dangers are not just inside the house but in the surrounding storage and outdoor areas as well.
  • Tools, chemicals, fertilizers, and fuels are all hazards in the garage that should be safely stored away.
  • Outdoor areas are the leading cause of accidental drownings, major burns, and falls. 
Childproofing the Living Spaces and Laundry Room
Childproofing the Living Spaces and Laundry Room

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  • Crawling around a room on your hands and knees is the best way to find potential hazards.
  • Teaching caution about what children shouldn't touch is as important as ensuring there are not any safety issues in a room.
  • Safeguards should always be in place for anything with water and electrical when childproofing your home.
Childproofing Your Bedrooms
Childproofing Your Bedrooms

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  • Ensuring furniture and equipment meets safety standards is an important step for childproofing your child's room.
  • Scanning your bedrooms for choking hazards and moving them out of reach can help protect your child.
  • Securing medicine and firearms is an essential part of childproofing your home.
Childproofing the Kitchen and Bathroom
Childproofing the Kitchen and Bathroom

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  • While the majority of childhood injuries happy at home, they can be prevented with a few simple steps.
  • As your child hits new milestones, you will have to continually childproof your home, room by room.
  • Start by childproofing the kitchen and bathroom(s) in your home.
How to Dress Your Baby in Winter
How to Dress Your Baby in Winter

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  • Cold winter months make it so babies need help regulating their body temperature.
  • As a rule of thumb, dress your baby in the same number of layers you would wear plus one.
  • Bulky outerwear can interfere with the proper fit of car seat restraints. 
Escape Artists: Keeping Curious Kids Safe
Escape Artists: Keeping Curious Kids Safe

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  • Giving toddlers the independence they want when they start walking can be difficult as they tend to run off.
  • Laying out guidelines and expectations can help you and your child navigate situations while still providing some freedom to explore.
  • Being aware of everyday household dangers and areas that are hazards for your child can help avoid disaster. 

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