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.
TV May Be Causing Your Preschooler’s Sleep Problems
TV May Be Causing Your Preschooler’s Sleep Problems

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  • When and how your kids watch TV and screens may be as important as how much they watch.
  • School age kids with access to screens at bedtime score lower on quality of life assessments.
  • Simple family routine hacks might help your entire family get more, and better, sleep.
Building Toddler Vocabulary Through Gestures
Building Toddler Vocabulary Through Gestures

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  • Children who enter kindergarten with a bigger vocabulary tend to do better throughout their entire school career.
  • In addition to reading and talking to your child, gesturing also helps build a child's vocabulary.
  • Gestures are an important precursor to talking and help toddlers form connections.
Raising Bully-Proofed Kids
Raising Bully-Proofed Kids

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  • Victims of bullying can suffer from health and mental health problems like headaches, sleeping problems, depression, anxiety, and even thoughts of suicide.
  • Those who are most likely to be bullied include children with an autism spectrum disorder, a food allergy, or who are perceived as different or weaker than their peers.
  • Parents can help their children by teaching them how to avoid becoming a target, how to stick up for themselves and others, and how to develop a strong sense of self.
My Teen is Having Suicidal Thoughts – What Do I Do?
My Teen is Having Suicidal Thoughts – What Do I Do?

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  • Suicide isn’t usually caused by a single factor, but many.
  • Abuse, life changes, and social pressure are all risk factors even for healthy kids.
  • Many signs of depression are easy to write off as moodiness.
Teen Suicide: Recognizing the Warning Signs
Teen Suicide: Recognizing the Warning Signs

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  • Suicide isn’t usually caused by a single factor, but many.
  • Abuse, life changes, and social pressure are all risk factors even for healthy kids.
  • Many signs of depression are easy to write off as moodiness.
Teen Suicide: Risks and Realities
Teen Suicide: Risks and Realities

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  • Suicide isn’t usually caused by a single factor, but many.
  • Abuse, life changes, and social pressure are all risk factors even for healthy kids.
  • Many signs of depression are easy to write off as moodiness.
10 Flu Prevention Tips
10 Flu Prevention Tips

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  • The flu is highly contagious and can be dangerous.
  • Flu prevention protects you, your family, and those too vulnerable for vaccination.
  • Flu shots are essential, but only one of a series of steps you can take to protect yourself.

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