Tips for Parents

Parenting Tip Tuesday: Foster Gratitude

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, there is no better time to encourage gratitude in your home. Research suggests that grateful young adolescents (ages 11-13), are happier and more optimistic, have better social support, are more satisfied with their school, family, community, friends, and themselves, and give more emotional support to others. We’ve also found that grateful …

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Tummy Time

Last week our blog focused on ways to reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Some strategies we recommended were practicing safe sleep, using pacifiers, breast feeding and tummy time! The first discussion of tummy time started in 1992 when the “Back to Sleep” campaign was launched to encourage parents to place their …

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SIDS Awareness Month

October is SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) awareness month.  SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, children are at highest risk until their first year, but it is most common in babies one month to four months. There are many myths about what causes SIDS. This is not something babies can “catch,” it is not …

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