Children’s Health

Create a Safe, Interesting Environment

Step 1 of Positive Parenting: Create a Safe, Interesting Environment Many of us start the New Year with a set of resolutions, usually centered on bettering ourselves in some way—whether it’s eating healthier or saving money. The New Year is also a wonderful time to assess how you are doing with Triple P’s 5 Steps …

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Ways to Avoid Separation Problems After Holiday Breaks

Ways to Avoid Separation Problems After Holiday Breaks It’s likely that it took your child a few weeks—maybe months—to make the adjustment from part-time preschool to elementary school. Can’t blame them—it’s a big leap! Class size is double the number of students, the school is bigger, new teacher and rules to follow, more formal instruction, …

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Use Discipline As A Teaching Moment

Use Discipline As A Teaching Moment This article appeared in the December 23, 2018 edition of the Register-Guard.  This November, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released an update to its policy regarding corporal punishment, or, more commonly known in parenting circles, as spanking. Spanking is still legal in many states as a form of …

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Sobreviviendo al ser padre o madre soltera (Exitosamente)

Ser padre o madre soltera a menudo se acompaña de situaciones estresantes. Como única persona a cargo, es duro estar disponible al 100% en la necesidades físicas y emocionales de tu peque. Y mientras que los momentos de descanso son escasos, los estresantes vienen uno tras otro. Sin embargo, hay formas de reducir y manejar …

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Bah Humbug! Reducing Holiday Upsets

The holidays are an exciting time for children. The lights, the sounds, abundance of frosted sugar cookies . . . excitement fills the air! For toddlers, however, the change to routine, excitement of toys, and new stimuli can result in emotional ups and downs, including more tantrums or, as we like to frame them, “upsets.” …

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Your Unique Toddler

Toddlers are explosive bundles of personality and energy. One minute they are charming you with their rendition of “Shake It Off.” The next, they are in emotional meltdown mode over their milk being too “milky.” From one minute to the next, you never know what to expect with a toddler. But that’s part of the …

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Fright Night Fears: Ways to Make Halloween Less Scary for Children

Halloween decorations are in full force in stores and around town. You may notice your preschooler feeling a little more fearful than usual with the spooks and goblins lining store shelves. If your preschooler is on the younger side, this might be the first year they became truly afraid around Halloween. One of the social …

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Managing Negative Self-Talk

Children can sometimes believe negative things about themselves. Negative “self-talk” may include thinking they are dumb, ugly, mean, or a bad person. They may say things like “No one likes me,” or “I hate how I look.” It can be hard to hear your child talk this way about themselves, but you can support them …

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Free Car Seat Clinics Offered at Parenting Now

After countless hours researching the best car seat for your newborn or high-back booster seat for your toddler, you’ve finally decided on the perfect one. Unboxing it, it is perfectly spotless (that won’t last long) and has that fresh, new car seat smell (again, also won’t last long). It’s perfect. But what do you do …

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