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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Injury Data Fact Sheets

The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) has released state-by-state injury data fact sheets for 2016 that contain analyses of childhood injury fatalities and hospitalizations. Each sheet includes a description of the intent, mechanisms, incidence, and rates of hospital-admitted injury; a summary of the top five leading causes of injury fatalities and hospitalizations; and information on the […]

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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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Teenage Citizens

Everyone’s future rests upon the next generation’s ability to realize and support democracy and parents play a major role in preparing the younger generation to achieve that lofty goal. Youth need to be nurtured and taught the necessary skills for civic engagement. Keep reading this week’s Parenthetical post to learn about ways that parents can […]

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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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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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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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Healthy Sleeping Habits

National experts recently surveyed kids about their sleep habits. Here’s what they learned: 70%of kids said they wish they could get more sleep. 71%of kids said they feel sleepy or very sleepy when it’s time to wake up for school. 25%of kids said they feel tired at school every single day.

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