Why do good parents leave their children in hot cars?
Why do good parents leave their children in hot cars?
  • Leaving your baby in the car on a hot day for even a few minutes is enough to cause heatstroke.
  • Parents are more likely to forget their children when their habit memory system suppresses their prospective memory system.
  • Don't assume you are immune to mistakes, set in place a reminder for when your child is in the car with you.
Resilience Series Part 6: Self-Care
Resilience Series Part 6: Self-Care

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  • Self-care is just as important for children and teens as it is for adults.
  • Encouraging children to be more mindful of their physical and emotional needs helps them recognize how things affect them.
  • Teaching children to practice self-care helps builds resiliency, a skill that can be strengthened through practice.
Resilience Series Part 4: Goal Setting
Resilience Series Part 4: Goal Setting

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  • Setting realistic and attainable goals will help your children become successful throughout their lives.
  • Goal setting helps give children and teens a sense of control over situations, especially during stressful, unpredictable times.
  • Attaining goals helps builds resiliency, a skill that can be strengthened through practice.
Resilience Series Part 3: Maintain a Routine
Resilience Series Part 3: Maintain a Routine

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  • Establishing and maintaining a routine is one of the best ways to foster a sense of stability and combat feelings of helplessness.
  • Modeling flexibility, especially in times where the only predictable thing is unpredictability is just as important as having a routine.
  • Resilience is a skill, and like any skill, it can be strengthened through practice.
Resilience Series Part 2: Keep Things in Perspective
Resilience Series Part 2: Keep Things in Perspective

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  • Keeping a broader perspective in mind can help children and teens persevere through hard times.
  • Sharing different examples or experiences or can bring hope for the future.
  • Resilience is a skill, and like any skill, it can be strengthened through practice.
Resilience Series Part 1: Letting It Go
Resilience Series Part 1: Letting It Go

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  • Teaching children and teens to evaluate situations will help alleviate stress and build resilience.
  • Being proactive and discussing potential sources of anxiety can help in future decision making.
  • Resilience is a skill, and like any skill, it can be strengthened through practice.
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.

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