Health and Safety
As a parent, you work hard to keep your baby healthy, by giving lots of
love… providing healthy foods.
Keeping little hands, feet, and faces clean. Getting plenty of physical activity, and
vaccination. Nothing protects babies better from 14 serious diseases by age two.
That’s why doctors recommend and parents choose the safe, proven protection of
vaccination. Vaccination, a key piece of the puzzle.
For more reasons to vaccinate, talk to your child’s doctor, or go to www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents.
Let’s face it…parenting is not always easy. Sometimes it seems a next to impossible task to consistently get your child to be nice to others, share, follow a consistent schedule and adhere to simple requests and instructions. Losing your temper, resorting to yelling and controlling behaviors can become the all too common norm and fall back parenting behaviors.
There is a better approach. Positive Parenting (also referred to as positive discipline) means gently, positively guiding your children to help them develop better behaviors. Positive Parenting is a better approach than the “because I told you to do it” authoritarian approach to parenting.
Positive parenting helps develop positive behaviors, better communication between parent and child, closer relationships, mental health and overall happiness.
Amy McCready, a parenting educator, and positive parenting expert shares many positive parenting solutions parents can use when facing common parenting situations – getting your child to sleep, eliminating swearing, sibling bullying, controlling chaos and many other topics. Amy McCready shares some great solutions in these videos.
You may also want to visit Amy’s website and YouTube channel for additional tips and resources.
As sunny days and blue skies replace the cold, dreary days of winter, we often begin to dream of summer and a family vacation. The options for great family vacations vary from travel far from home to just staying home and enjoying a “staycation.” Either can be great and enjoyable for everyone in the family or without planning turn into a disaster. In the webinar recording below, HealthyChildren.org shares ten tips for planning and having a great family escape.
As you view the webinar, make some notes and a To Do list to ensure your family vacation is great!