Empowering Your Children Through Media Literacy
Empowering Your Children Through Media Literacy

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  • Media literacy is a complementary skill to core literacy.
  • Understanding how to evaluate media is an important life skill.
  • Everyday life is filled with opportunities to model and teach media literacy.
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.
Talking to Kids About Consent
Talking to Kids About Consent

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  • Consent as a concept can begin in early childhood, not just with dating.
  • Modeling is one technique for instilling concepts like body autonomy and consent.
  • Today, consent goes beyond the physical and into the digital world.
Swimmer’s Itch
Swimmer’s Itch

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  • Swimmer’s itch is an allergic reaction from parasites that may cause irritated skin.
  • Several Utah waterways have had positive cases of swimmer’s itch.
  • Be cautious of lakes and ponds that have snails and waterfowl.
Talking to Kids and Teens About Suicide
Talking to Kids and Teens About Suicide

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  • One of the best ways to prevent suicide is to talk about it.
  • Listening is a powerful tool to help kids sort and manage their emotions.
  • If you see signs of suicidal thoughts, seek professional help.
The Best Baby Toys You Don’t Have to Buy
The Best Baby Toys You Don’t Have to Buy

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  • Utilize household objects instead of store bought toys.
  • Choose the type of household toy based on the child's age from baby to toddler.
  • Make toys developmentally friendly to help children learn while they play.
Is my child ready for social media?
Is my child ready for social media?

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  • For most social media accounts, children should be 13 or older and be mature enough to make good choices online.
  • Commit to being proactive about your child’s use of social media.
  • Talk to your children about what is appropriate on social media and how to stay safe.
Sun Safety Tips for Children
Sun Safety Tips for Children

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  • 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.
5 Moves to Help Your Older Child Bond with Your Newborn
5 Moves to Help Your Older Child Bond with Your Newborn

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  • Get your child’s help planning for the baby to aid the bonding process.
  • An older sibling’s role can build independence and love, if handled gently.
  • Involvement with childcare is a milestone in older children’s development.
My child says she’s now a vegetarian. What now?
My child says she’s now a vegetarian. What now?

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  • Dietary changes aren’t always a bad thing.
  • Reasons for eating a vegetarian can be multifaceted.
  • There are several ways to accommodate plant-based diets at mealtime.

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