Temper tantrums: A parent’s survival guide
Temper tantrums: A parent’s survival guide

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  • Tantrums are a normal part of growing up as children start to assert their independence and learn how to express emotions.
  • Teach your child that anger is a common feeling and how to express it constructively.
  • Teach children that they can get your attention with good behavior instead of seeking negative attention.
7 Ways to Ease Cold and Flu Symptoms Without Medicine
7 Ways to Ease Cold and Flu Symptoms Without Medicine

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  • Very few cold & flu medicines are suitable for young children. 
  • Parents always want to help but are sometimes at a loss on what to do. 
  • Ease their symptoms with seven simple suggestions.
Post-Holiday Healthy Snack Ideas
Post-Holiday Healthy Snack Ideas

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  • You can get back to healthy eating even if junk food has infiltrated your home over the holidays.
  • Get your family back on track track with wholesome snack options that will help them recharge.
  • Toss the candy and junk food and replace it with helathy and wholesome alternatives.
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Kids
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

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  • Resolutions offer a great way to teach SMART goal setting at time when support is high.
  • Learning how to set and achieve goals builds self-esteem and healthy habits.
  • Goals should be simple, measurable, and something your child can control.
New Office Opening in Mapleton
New Office Opening in Mapleton

The physicians of Utah Valley Pediatrics are pleased to announce that we will be opening a new Mapleton office on January 13, 2020. The Mapleton office will be open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5:00 pm. This office will be staffed with the Spanish Fork pediatricians you already know and love. Set appointments with Doctors … Continue reading “New Office Opening in Mapleton”

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

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  • 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.
What’s Happening to My Tween
What’s Happening to My Tween

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  • The brain and body changes we associate with the teen years are already beginning at ages 8 through twelve.
  • Questions about sexuality, drugs, and body image are on your child’s mind earlier than you may expect.
  • As kids develop more autonomy, we need new, less direct, strategies to communicate.
Video Games: Pros and Cons
Video Games: Pros and Cons

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  • Video games can be used to help improve test scores, teach life and job skills, improve brain function, and encourage physical exercise.
  • Most video games are addictive by design and encourage a lot of sitting.
  • Because video game addiction can have a negative impact on social and physical health, parents should be aware of the symptoms.
2019 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics
2019 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics

The flu vaccine is important. It can save your family time, money, and may even save the life of someone you love. Flu killed approximately 80,000 people in the United States last flu season, according to the CDC. That record-setting number doesn’t take into account hospitalizations, doctor visits, or days missed at work or school. … Continue reading “2019 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics”

How and Why to Teach Kids Gratitude
How and Why to Teach Kids Gratitude

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  • Studies have found grateful people enjoy better health, improved sleep, healthier relationships, and more satisfaction.
  • Gratitude is not a product of our surroundings, but something we can control.
  • Teaching your children gratitude will help them do better in school and in life.

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