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Getting Your Children to Go to Bed

Getting Your Children to Go to Bed

Even though they know that they are tired, some children do not want to miss out on any of the action or excitement. They want to spend as much time with mom and dad as possible. They can even see that they have to go to bed before their parents as unjust and even...

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How to Keep Your Breast Pump Kit Clean: The Essentials

Providing breast milk is one of the best things you can do for your baby’s health and development. Pumping your milk is one way to provide breast milk to your baby. However, germs can grow quickly in breast milk or breast milk residue that remains on pump parts....

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Ten Reasons to Read to Your Child

Ten Reasons to Read to Your Child

We all know that learning to read is important, but as parents, what can we do to facilitate this milestone? Reading to your child has many benefits, one of which is simply having time to snuggle together. Here are ten reasons to read to your child. 1.When you read to...

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Keep Children Healthy during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Teach and reinforce everyday preventive actions Wash hands Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, and encourage your child to do the same. Read more and watch a video on how to wash hands correctly. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer...

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The Journey of Your Child’s Vaccine

This video describes the journey of a vaccine for children from development through post-licensure monitoring. Learn about the three phases of clinical trials, vaccine licensing and manufacturing, how a vaccine is added to the U.S. Recommended Immunization Schedule,...

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Child-Well Visits Are Essential

In recent months, families have been doing their part by staying at home as much as possible to help stop the spread of COVID-19. As communities open up, it’s important your child goes in for their well-child visit. These well-child visits are essential for many...

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Five Steps To Raising Optimistic Children

Five Steps To Raising Optimistic Children

Why should you want your child to be an optimist? Because, as Dr. Martin Seligman explains: “Pessimism (the opposite of optimism) is an entrenched habit of mind that has sweeping and disastrous consequences: depressed mood, resignation, underachievement and even...

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How to Wear Cloth Face Coverings

Cloth face coverings are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with every day preventive actions and social distancing in public settings. Who should NOT use cloth face coverings: children under age 2, or anyone who has trouble...

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COVID-19 Parents Supporting Children

Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them,...

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Caring for Children

Help stop the spread of COVID-19 Take steps to protect children and others from getting sick Help stop the spread of COVID-19 by doing the same things everyone should do to stay healthy. Teach your children to do the same. Clean hands often using soap and water or...

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Cleaning And Disinfecting Your Home

How to Clean and Disinfect Clean surfaces using soap and water. Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces. High touch surfaces include: Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc....

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Talking With Children About Cornovirus

Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children As public conversations around coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) increase, children may worry about themselves, their family, and friends getting ill with COVID-19. Parents, family members, school...

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Actively Listening to Your Child

Communicating with our children can be a difficult task at times.  We feel like they're not listening to us; they feel like we're not listening to them.  Good listening and communication skills are essential to successful parenting.  Your child's...

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Children’s Oral Health

Overview Cavities (also known as caries or tooth decay) are one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. Children who...

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The 12 Ways to Health Holiday Song

1. The first way to health, said the CDC to me Wash hands to be safe and healthy. 2. The second way to health, said the CDC to me Bundle up for warmth, and wash hands to be safe and healthy. 3. The third way to health, said the CDC to me Manage stress, bundle up for...

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Food Safety Tips for the Holidays

Feasting with family and friends is part of many holiday celebrations. Follow these simple tips to help prevent food poisoning, or foodborne illness, during the holidays. Cook food thoroughly. Meat, chicken, turkey, seafood, and eggs can carry germs that cause food...

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Halloween Health and Safety Tips

Fall celebrations like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times for children, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety. Check out...

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A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby

Healthy teeth are important to your child's overall health. From the time your child is born, there are things you can do to promote healthy teeth and prevent cavities. For babies, you should clean teeth with a soft, clean cloth or baby's toothbrush. Avoid putting the...

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