How Can I Stop Yelling at My Kids?
How Can I Stop Yelling at My Kids?

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  • Staying calm when you really just want to scream can be difficult but can be done.
  • Understanding your child's perspective and validating their feelings goes a long way in diffusing a situation.
  • Removing yourself from the situation or redirecting your child are great ways to keep screaming at bay.
Parents and Tech: Is Your Phone Hurting Your Kids?
Parents and Tech: Is Your Phone Hurting Your Kids?

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  • Developmental progress in infancy and childhood is heavily reliant on parent-child interactions.
  • Excessive smartphone use by parents can lead to distress in young children and discourage them from exploring their surroundings.
  • Children can act out when they feel as though they're competing with technology for their parents' attention.

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.
Bribes vs. Rewards
Bribes vs. Rewards

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  • Bribes teach children that they will be rewarded for acting out.
  • Rewards provide a well thought through incentive for doing a good job.
  • Rewards should be used to develop positive habits instead of dependence on the reward.
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.
Can chores make our family’s summer better?
Can chores make our family’s summer better?
  • Long summer days can mean extended veg-out sessions and messy houses
  • Without structure, summer break can become frustrating for parent and kids
  • Consider a schedule of chores to help structure the day, build skills, and increase bonding
9 Tips for Reversing Defiance in Children
9 Tips for Reversing Defiance in Children

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  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder is one of a group of externalizing disorders which include maladaptive behaviors.
  • It is normal for children to become oppositional at certain ages.
  • If you are struggling with a child who is aggressive, argumentative, or defiant, there are things you can do to improve the situation.
Supporting the Siblings of Special Needs Kids
Supporting the Siblings of Special Needs Kids

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  • Siblings of kids with special needs have unique needs.
  • Give siblings room to be children and keep an open dialogue about their feelings.
  • Explore other resources and organizations targeted for siblings.
How can I protect my family from Zika virus?
How can I protect my family from Zika virus?
  • Mosquito season in Utah runs from mid-spring through early autumn.
  • Zika is primarily spread through the bite of infected mosquitoes, though the virus can also be spread through sexual contact.
  • Traditional mosquito bite avoidance methods are the most effective for preventing the spread of Zika.
Sun Safety Tips for Children
Sun Safety Tips for Children
  • Children six months and younger should avoid sun exposure to prevent sunburn.
  • Covering up is the best line of defense against exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
  • High intensity activities lasting more than 15 minutes should be reduced when heat and humidity reach critical levels.

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