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 Your Home, Room by Room
Childproofing Your Home, Room by Room

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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. 
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.

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.
Child Bribes vs. Rewards
Child 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.
Dealing with a Defiant Toddler
Dealing with a Defiant Toddler

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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.

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