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.
Building Emotional and Mental Maturity
Building Emotional and Mental Maturity

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  • Building self-esteem begins in infancy but it's never too late to start helping kids feel capable.
  • Responsibility and accountability can be taught by insisting kids contribute at their development level.
  • Kids learn best how to be young adults by being given repeated chances to try, fail, and succeed in their home environment.
Is my teen ready for college?
Is my teen ready for college?

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  • Teens today are more academically but less emotionally prepared than previous generations.
  • Emotional maturity and preparation is a vital component for first-year college success.
  • Without preparation and support, freshman can find themselves isolated and overwhelmed.
Preparing For Your New Baby
Preparing For Your New Baby

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  • New parents can become overwhelmed by the abundance of baby products on the market, and confused about which ones they actually need.
  • The list of essential items that parents need to buy before the arrival of their baby is actually quite small.
  • Other items can be skipped altogether or postponed until a later date.
Summer Brings 100 Deadliest Days of the Year
Summer Brings 100 Deadliest Days of the Year

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  • The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the deadliest for children and adolescents.
  • In the U.S., motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of injury-related death for ages 5 to 24.
  • Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death for children ages 1 to 4, and ranks third for children 19 and under.
Bringing Home Your Second Baby
Bringing Home Your Second Baby

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  • How you introduce a new baby will vary widely based on your older child's age.
  • Including your older child in age-appropriate ways is an important—and fun—way to ensure a smoother transition.
  • Be patient with your child and with yourself— and brace for some regression, acting out, and strange questions.
Are Baby Educational Videos and Apps Really Making Your Child Smarter?
Are Baby Educational Videos and Apps Really Making Your Child Smarter?

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  • Multiple studies show educational media directed at babies and toddlers doesn’t work.
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children under the age of two get as little screen time as possible.
  • The best way to help small children learn is by interacting face-to-face with them.
Bye, bye bottle
Bye, bye bottle

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  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends weaning your baby from the bottle before your baby is 18 months old.
  • The longer you wait to wean your baby from bottles, the harder it will be.
  • Using a bottle for too long can lead to dental problems and obesity.
What To Do If Your Baby Hates Tummy Time
What To Do If Your Baby Hates Tummy Time

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  • Tummy time is an important part of your baby’s development and helps prepare your baby for things like crawling, sitting up, and walking.
  • Tummy time is hard work, but it will become more fun as your baby builds up the muscles and control needed.
  • Tummy time is more fun if you interact with your baby and try different positions to help your baby slowly build up strength.

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