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Salmonella Outbreak – Raw Turkey Products

CDC and public health and regulatory officials in several states are investigating a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) is...

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Developmental Milestones Matter

Download CDC’s new Milestone Tracker app for a fun and easy way to track and celebrate your child’s developmental milestones! Now available in English and Spanish. Skills, such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye-bye,” are...

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Pink Eye: Usually Mild and Easy to Treat

Pink, itchy eyes? Pink eye – or conjunctivitis – is common and spreads easily. It sometimes needs medical treatment, depending on the cause. Know the symptoms, when to seek treatment, and how to help prevent it. Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is...

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month – September

One in 5 children in the United States are obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented....

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Extreme Heat

Heat and Infants and Children Infants and young children rely on others to keep them cool and hydrated when it’s hot outside. In this article, we provide tips for protecting your children and other family members from extreme heat.   Keep kids cool and hydrated Never...

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Does Birth Order Matter?

There is a great deal of real but not particularly scientific evidence that birth order has a great influence on who we turn out to be as adults. If you understand how birth order affects a child, you will be better able to understand and effectively parent your...

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Vaccination a Key to the Puzzle

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...

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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 communications skills are essential to successful parenting.  Your child's feelings, views, and...

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Know the Signs Act Early

Links to additional resources: Learn the Signs - Act Early 2 months 4 months 6 months 9 months 1 year 18 months 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years Download the milestone checklists Information about Milestone Tracker Link to Growth...

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Keeping Kids Safe on Wheels

 Ready for the Ride: Keeping Kids Safe on Wheels - Click to Download PDF Bike Safety Tips - Click to Download PDF Bike Safety Tips - Spanish - Click to Download...

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Positive Parenting

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...

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Planning the Family Vacation – Dream or Disaster

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...

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Enriching Your Children’s Conscience

All parents want their children to have a life guided by good values. A child’s conscience and value system develop at an early age. As parents, what can you do to help them? Here are five ways you can enrich their conscience and help them to develop a value system...

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Tips for Crafting with Children

Crafting provides a great way to spend time with children while enjoying a fun activity together.   Following some simple tips can make it a fun experience for everyone. We hope you will put some of the following suggestions to use. Find the craft that children want...

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