Do We Have to Worry About Ticks in Utah?
Do We Have to Worry About Ticks in Utah?

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  • Due to climate change, confirmed cases of Lyme disease have increased here in Utah.
  • Guarding against ticks when spending time in the outdoors prevents illnesses that can occur with even a single bite.
  • If you find your child has a tick, take care in removing it and treating the area.
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.
Surviving Norovirus—or that thing we call “stomach flu”
Surviving Norovirus—or that thing we call “stomach flu”

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  • Vomiting is usually caused by viral gastroenteritis, also known as the stomach flu.
  • Dehydration is the most serious complication from vomiting, so parents should be vigilant about keeping their child hydrated.
  • The stomach flu is highly contagious, so be extra careful about hand washing and disinfecting.
Kindergarten Countdown: Is Your Child Ready for School?
Kindergarten Countdown: Is Your Child Ready for School?

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  • Provo School District starts soon and there are three things required for your kindergartener to start school.
  • Getting Immunizations can be a positive experience for everyone.
  • Start the school year off on a healthy foot by getting in to see your pediatrician.

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.

Guiding your freshman to a successful first year
Guiding your freshman to a successful first year

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  • The most common freshman problems are homesickness and stress.
  • Prepare your student several months before first term by letting them test life-skills from the safety of home and by investigating resources in advance.
  • Keep communication open by being an open-minded sounding board for their problems.
Bedwetting Interventions—Do They Work?
Bedwetting Interventions—Do They Work?

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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.
Firework Safety Quiz
Firework Safety Quiz

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  • Always have a bucket of water and hose nearby.
  • Children should never be allowed to light or handle fireworks.
  • Sparklers cause more injuries than any other type of firework.
Teaching teens to connect without screens
Teaching teens to connect without screens

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  • Because screen use is an integral part of work, school, and personal time, learning a healthy balance in the pre-teen and teen years is important.
  • The rise of screens and social media has impacted how our kids' generation makes and maintains relationships.
  • Helping your teens learn to connect without screens requires both creativity and clear expectations.

Cooking for the Picky Eater
Cooking for the Picky Eater

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  • Selective eaters are likely lacking many of the vitamins and minerals needed for good health. 
  • Being creative with food choices and presentation can entice your picky eater to try something new.
  • With time, patience, and repeated opportunities to try new foods, picky eating may go by the wayside.

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