Summer Safety Tips 2021
Summer Safety Tips 2021

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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.
Eight Ways to Get Your Kids (and Yourself) Into Biking
Eight 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.
How Can I Get My Kids to Listen?
How Can I Get My Kids to Listen?

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  • Good communication is about empathy and respect - on both sides.
  • If your kids seem to never listen, you may have trained this behavior.
  • Changing your communication behavior can re-train kids to listen the first time.
A New Perspective on Raising Flourishing Teens
A New Perspective on Raising Flourishing Teens
  • Parents who promote positive behaviors rather than focusing on bad behaviors have flourishing teens.
  • Most positive behaviors stem from four foundational skills; self-control, self-esteem, values, and empathy.
  • Through careful parenting choices, teens can learn the skills needed to make good decisions.
Why do good parents leave their children in hot cars?
Why do good parents leave their children in hot cars?
  • Leaving your baby in the car on a hot day for even a few minutes is enough to cause heatstroke.
  • Parents are more likely to forget their children when their habit memory system suppresses their prospective memory system.
  • Don't assume you are immune to mistakes, set in place a reminder for when your child is in the car with you.
6 Vaccination Myths and Why They are Dangerous
6 Vaccination Myths and Why They are Dangerous

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  • Vaccinations save lives and result in fewer hospitalizations and fewer deaths.
  • Vaccinations are a requirement to attend school in all 50 states, though there are exceptions to opt-out.
  • Some unvaccinated people have fallen victim to common myths that persist in the face of scientific evidence to the contrary.
What Modern Moms Should Know About Breastfeeding
What Modern Moms Should Know About Breastfeeding

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  • Breastfeeding doesn't always come naturally to new mothers or infants.
  • Try to relax and enjoy peaceful skin to skin contact before feeding, and let your baby take the lead.
  • Some mothers may need expert help, and that's okay.
Resilience Series Part 7: Acts of Service
Resilience Series Part 7: Acts of Service

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  • Serving others can give children and teens a sense of control and accomplishment.
  • Children can learn the benefits of serving those around them right in their own home.
  • Teaching children to serve others helps builds resiliency, a skill that can be strengthened through practice.
Resilience Series Part 6: Self-Care
Resilience Series Part 6: Self-Care

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  • Self-care is just as important for children and teens as it is for adults.
  • Encouraging children to be more mindful of their physical and emotional needs helps them recognize how things affect them.
  • Teaching children to practice self-care helps builds resiliency, a skill that can be strengthened through practice.
Resilience Series Part 5: Fostering Connections
Resilience Series Part 5: Fostering Connections

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  • Connections play a big part in maintaining health and well-being, especially with the added stressors of a pandemic.
  • While friendships are important, some of the most important connections children and teens can develop are with family.
  • Fostering connections helps builds resiliency, a skill that can be strengthened through practice.

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