How can I help my child with their weight?
How can I help my child with their weight?
  • Childhood obesity has become a widespread problem in the U.S.
  • Methods of dealing with obesity vary by age, but all require active parental engagement.
  • Support from a healthcare professional is vital at every stage..
8 Ways to Tame the Screen Time Beast
8 Ways to Tame the Screen Time Beast

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  • Too much screen time has been linked to numerous wide-ranging side effects.
  • Setting time limits and monitoring them isn't easy—even with devices made to assist. Instead, try practical limits.
  • When breaking a habit, it helps to fill the void with positive things like sports, books and physical play.
Video Games: Pros and Cons
Video Games: Pros and Cons


  • Video games can be used to help improve test scores, teach life and job skills, improve brain function, and encourage physical exercise.

  • Most video games are addictive by design and encourage a lot of sitting.

  • Because video game addiction can have a negative impact on social and physical health, parents should be aware of the symptoms.
How old is old enough for my child to stay home alone?
How old is old enough for my child to stay home alone?
  • Utah law doesn’t dictate an age when kids are ready but leave it up to parental discretion
  • Look for signs that your child is responsible—homework, hygiene, etc. to know if they may be ready to stay home alone
  • Set your child up for success by prepping them and your home for a successful outcome
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 have re-train kids to listen the first time
Want Happier Kids? There’s an App for That.
Want Happier Kids? There’s an App for That.

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  • Parents should focus on finding balance that works for their family, rather than time limits.
  • Technology solutions can help reinforce parenting efforts by consistently applying boundaries.
  • What's happening on screens is more important than how often they are switched on.
Social Media Bootcamp
Social Media Bootcamp
  • 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.
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.
Paintball, airsoft, and BB guns less safe than believed
Paintball, airsoft, and BB guns less safe than believed

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  • Study finds permanent eye injuries—including eye removal—not an uncommon outcome when children play with pellet style guns.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics and toy gun manufacturers stress the need for constant supervision and approved eye protection.
  • Toy guns can be confused for real guns and should be treated with the same safety rules.
What you need to know about eating disorders
What you need to know about eating disorders

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  • Parents should be concerned if their children develop an unhealthy obsession about their weight.
  • The most common eating disorders are anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating.
  • Eating disorders can be life-threatening and require professional help to overcome.

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