Staying Home Alone: How Old is Old Enough?
Staying Home Alone: How Old is Old Enough?
  • 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Talking About School: Getting Your Child To Open Up
Talking About School: Getting Your Child To Open Up

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  • Asking your children open-ended questions encourages a more detailed response.
  • Some children need a little time after they get home from school to open up.
  • Be respectful of your children’s feelings and don’t try to solve their problems for them.
Trick-or-Treating Safety Contract
Trick-or-Treating Safety Contract

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  • Guidelines for children and parents to follow to avoid Covid-19.
  • Many parents don’t talk to their kids about safety every Halloween.
  • Use a Trick-or-Treating Safety Contract as a memorable and effective way to remind children how to be safe.
What’s Happening to My Tween
What’s Happening to My Tween

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  • The brain and body changes we associate with the teen years are already beginning at ages 8 through twelve.
  • Questions about sexuality, drugs, and body image are on your child’s mind earlier than you may expect.
  • As kids develop more autonomy, we need new, less direct, strategies to communicate.
Video Games for Kid: Pros and Cons
Video Games for Kid: Pros and Cons

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  • 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.

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