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


  • 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

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
  • RSV usually looks similar to the common cold.
  • RSV is common among children under two but in certain at-risk kids it can develop into a more serious illness.
  • Proper hand washing and avoiding exposure are two important preventative steps.
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.
Would you let your child take on 40,000 dollars in debt?
Would you let your child take on 40,000 dollars in debt?

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  • Teens have opportunities to make huge financial choices.
  • Financial lessons are easiest to teach when lessons are cheap.
  • Separating allowance from chores lets you focus on teaching financial literacy.
Breastfeeding Truths Modern Moms Should Know
Breastfeeding Truths Modern Moms Should Know

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  • Breastfeeding doesn't always come naturally to new mothers or infants.
  • Try to relax and enjoy peaceful skin to skin contact before feeding, and let your baby take the lead.
  • Some mothers may need expert help, and that's okay.
What does autism look like?
What does autism look like?

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  • Autism is a neurological disorder that has gained increased attention over the last decade.
  • Because autism is a spectrum disorder no two children share identical symptoms or severity.
  • Learning to recognize and support children on the spectrum can help them feel more comfortable.
Supporting the Siblings of Special Needs Kids
Supporting the Siblings of Special Needs Kids

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  • Siblings of kids with special needs have unique needs.
  • Give siblings room to be children and keep an open dialogue about their feelings.
  • Explore other resources and organizations targeted for siblings.
The Working Parent’s Guide to School Involvement
The Working Parent’s Guide to School Involvement

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  • Studies show involved parents have kids that are more likely to excel in school.
  • Involvement comes in many forms and opportunities are available for working parents.
  • By being strategic and proactive, working parents can get involved early.
10 Reasons to Incorporate Audiobooks into Your Road Trips
10 Reasons to Incorporate Audiobooks into Your Road Trips

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  • Audiobooks can simplify entertainment for family trips.
  • They provide an engaging whole-family, whole-vehicle activity.
  • Listening to audiobooks is a great way to encourage literary enjoyment and contribute to literacy in children.
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.

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