Is my child ready for social media?
Is my child ready for social media?
  • 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
  • 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.
Dads Matter: How Working Dads Can Bond With Their Kids at Every Age
Dads Matter: How Working Dads Can Bond With Their Kids at Every Age

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  • Bonding for working dads is challenging, but not impossible.
  • Bonding is more about quality than quantity.
  • Look for creative ways to bond with children of all ages.
My child is in a confidence slump. What is going on?
My child is in a confidence slump. What is going on?

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  • Understanding childhood milestones will help identify why your child is in a confidence slump.
  • It may be difficult to reach your teen who struggles, but it is not impossible.
  • Provide opportunities and teaching moments to help build confidence.
My child has ADHD. How can I make homework easier?
My child has ADHD. How can I make homework easier?

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  • ADHD means kids learn differently, so different strategies are needed.
  • Counter-intuitive moves like more breaks, wearing headphones, or racing can help.
  • Play to your child’s strengths and be flexible within a consistent framework.

How Can I Get My Kids to Listen?
How Can I Get My Kids to Listen?

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  • Good communication is about empathy and respect - on both sides.
  • If your kids seem to never listen, you may have trained this behavior.
  • Changing your communication behavior can re-train kids to listen the first time.
Why do good parents leave their children in hot cars?
Why do good parents leave their children in hot cars?

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  • 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.

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