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Keep your child active and learning all summer long

Fun, simple activities to keep your child’s body and brain active this summer
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Engage in your kids’ screen time to make it meaningful

It can be tough to keep toddlers from all tablets, phones & TVs, so get interactive
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Teach your preschooler to be ‘stranger smart’

Learn how to talk to your child about being safe without being antisocial
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Learn keys to helping kids build self-confidence

Encouraging your child includes acceptance, affirmation, guidance and responsibility
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Help kids get creative when they say ‘I’m bored!’

Discover why boredom is good for kids and ways to help when boredom hits
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Saying ‘no’ a lot lately? Set up safe ways to say ‘yes’

Communicate boundaries clearly as your child begins to walk, climb and explore
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Learning to trust: Essential for baby’s development

Learn what gifts are available when you respond consistently to your baby’s needs
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Well child visits important for children of all ages

“Not only is a well child exam more comprehensive, it’s often paid for by insurance."
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Raise a polite kid: Everyone appreciates good manners

Learn some simple ways to teach your child good manners as they grow
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Why children lie, and how to react properly

Everybody tells a lie now and then, right? But when children lie, parents tend to overreact
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