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.
Negotiating an IEP
Negotiating an IEP

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  • Be familiar with and realistic about your child’s strengths and weakness before attending the IEP.
  • Talk beforehand to your child’s teachers about challenges in the classroom and any solutions.
  • Be patient with yourself and your team. It takes time and experience to develop good negotiation skills and relationships with the professionals involved in your child’s education.
Understanding an IEP
Understanding an IEP

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  • Learning the purpose of an IEP, and some of the common terms used, can help parents feel more confident during an IEP meeting.
  • Always review your child’s IEP to make sure nothing was left out from the meeting.
  • Follow up on your child’s IEP during the school year by keeping in touch with your case manager and your child’s teachers.
10 Safety Coloring Sheets for Kindergarteners
10 Safety Coloring Sheets for Kindergarteners

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  • Printable coloring sheets to help your children learn important rules for safety.
  • The coloring sheets are a companion to the free printable flashcards and memory game.
  • Rest easier in the knowledge that your child knows what to do when dangerous situations arise.
6 Vaccination Myths and Why They are Dangerous
6 Vaccination Myths and Why They are Dangerous

In 1796, Edward Jenner hypothesized that milkmaids’ apparent immunity to smallpox came from their repeated exposure to the similar but less-devastating cowpox. So, he scratched a milkmaid’s cowpox sore with a needle, then scratched a young local boy with it. Then he exposed the boy to smallpox and the boy did not get sick . … Continue reading “6 Vaccination Myths and Why They are Dangerous”

How can I protect my family from Zika virus?
How can I protect my family from Zika virus?
  • Mosquito season in Utah runs from mid-spring through early autumn.
  • Zika is primarily spread through the bite of infected mosquitoes, though the virus can also be spread through sexual contact.
  • Traditional mosquito bite avoidance methods are the most effective for preventing the spread of Zika.
Dr. Douglas Hacking Retires After Lifetime of Service
Dr. Douglas Hacking Retires After Lifetime of Service

We extend our best wishes to Dr. Douglas Hacking who is retiring today. Dr. Hacking began practicing medicine in the 1970’s and was among the first pediatricians at Utah Valley Pediatrics in Orem. In 2015, Dr. Hacking was recognized by the Utah Department of Health for his astute clinical skills and swift action in limiting … Continue reading “Dr. Douglas Hacking Retires After Lifetime of Service”

Ten Ways to Get Your Kids (and yourself) into Biking
Ten Ways to Get Your Kids (and yourself) into Biking
  • Biking is a great fitness activity for all ages, and Utah has a rich cycling community.
  • Family bike riding is not only possible the whole family, but an excellent way to bond and foster a love of fitness.
  • Teach children the rules of the road for safe cycling.
Sun Safety Tips for Children
Sun Safety Tips for Children
  • Children six months and younger should avoid sun exposure to prevent sunburn.
  • Covering up is the best line of defense against exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
  • High intensity activities lasting more than 15 minutes should be reduced when heat and humidity reach critical levels.

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