I’m worried that my child isn’t growing the way he should. Should I bring it up to my child’s doctor?

Yes. Always share any worries you have with your child’s doctor. If you feel like your worries aren’t being taken seriously, don’t be afraid to bring it up again. Many signs of developmental delays aren’t obvious. Trust your gut. Get tips on how to talk to your child’s doctor about development at: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/pdf/help_pdfs/cdc_talktodoctor.pdf

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Fighting the fair fight: How to constructively disagree with your teen

Occasional fights and disagreements with your teen are pretty much the norm for most families. So, what is the best way for parents to approach conflicts with their teens without letting them develop into a full scale power struggle or all out war? This week’s Parenthetical post provides some suggestions that can help make dealing with […]

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New Report– Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8

A committee of experts—convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine—was assembled to examine the state of the science with respect to parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices that support positive parent-child interactions and healthy development of children ages 0–8; strategies for supporting parents and helping them engage in parenting practices associated with healthy […]

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Keeping Kids Safe on the Road

Summer means family road trips! Everyone travels somewhere over the summer, even if it is just around town. Whether you are driving 3 miles or 300, you should always be sure to keep kids safe on the road. Regulations on proper car seats and booster seats can be confusing for many parents. The good news […]

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Prevent Child Heatstroke in Cars

Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of death among children. Whether you’re a parent, caregiver or bystander of a child left in a car, it’s important to understand risk factors contributing to child heatstroke. Test your knowledge to see how much you know about child heat stroke.

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Outdoor Safety

During the summer months, many people spend a greater amount of time outdoors. Be sure you are following safe practices, especially with children, when participating in activities such as fireworks, boating, bicycling and swimming.

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5-2-1-0 Resources for Families

As a parent, what you do makes a difference in your family! Research shows that kids model their parents’ behaviors and attitudes. Kids learn to be physically active and to eat well by watching those around them, and even small changes can make a big difference. Here are a variety of resources to help you and […]

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Be a Healthy Role Model

Research shows that kids model their parents’ eating habits, their attitudes toward food and their feelings towards their bodies. Kids also learn how to be physically active, or inactive, by watching those around them. As a parent, or important adult in a child’s life, there are things you can do to help them learn healthy […]

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