Guiding your freshman to a successful first year
Guiding your freshman to a successful first year

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  • The most common freshman problems are homesickness and stress.
  • Prepare your student several months before first term by letting them test life-skills from the safety of home and by investigating resources in advance.
  • Keep communication open by being an open-minded sounding board for their problems.
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.
Firework Safety Quiz
Firework Safety Quiz

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  • Always have a bucket of water and hose nearby.
  • Children should never be allowed to light or handle fireworks.
  • Sparklers cause more injuries than any other type of firework.
Teaching teens to connect without screens
Teaching teens to connect without screens

Article at-a-glance:

  • 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?

Article at-a-glance:

  • 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.

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