Developmental Milestones Matter

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 called...
Extreme Heat

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...
Does Birth Order Matter?

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...
Know the Signs Act Early

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...

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...
Enriching Your Children’s Conscience

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...
Tips for Crafting with Children

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...
Children and Stress – Avoiding a Holiday Meltdown

Children and Stress – Avoiding a Holiday Meltdown

The holidays are a stressful time for even the best-adjusted adult. The holiday season for young children is almost a certain situation to cause the toddler meltdown. Think about the way your child sees the holiday season. First of all, the stores where he is used to...
Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity

Obesity is children continues to increase. The following infographic illustrates the magnitude of the problem, the long-term health impact and things you can do to prevent obesity in children. by Wheels For...

Conflict Resolution for Pre-Schoolers

Children have conflicts, and one of the important tasks of childhood is learning how to manage conflict successfully.  Ideally, education in conflict resolution begins at the preschool age or even earlier.  With appropriate help from parents, even pre-verbal children...
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