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Whether you're a new parent or a seasoned veteran, you might have questions about infant and toddler health. Which vaccines does your child need? What's the best way to take your child's temperature? What should you expect at well-child exams? What are the latest developments in infant and toddler health?
The more you know about infant and toddler health, the more comfortable you'll feel caring for your child. Start by sharing your questions about infant and toddler health with your child's doctor. Remember, nothing is too trivial when it comes to your child's health.
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Education Issues for Parents
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Safety and Crime Prevention for Parents
Getting Your Child to Help Out Around the House
Chores make kids responsible
As a toddler, your child may have been be eager to help you with everything, even when you did not want the help! Now that same toddler is older and is far less excited about helping out around the house and has her own busy schedule of extracurricular activities, homework, and friends. Although your child may not be thrilled about doing chores, giving her the responsibility will build her self-confidence and remind her that she is a contributing member of your family.
Why do babysitters need to know about poisoning?
• Keeping children safe is a serious and important part of babysitting.
• Poisoning is one of the most common childhood injuries.
• Most of the time poisoning happens right at home.
• Children between 8 months and 6 years old are the most likely to be poisoned.
• Young children are curious.
• They like to put things in their mouth, especially if there is a colorful look or nice smell.
What are some common poisons?
Disciplining your child is one of the hardest things to do as a parent. When you remember discipline is a form of love and guidance, it becomes easier. The root word of discipline is "disciple" which means to follow or learn from.
Here are some guidelines:
These programs provide information, referral, socialization and friendship opportunities for persons with a serious mental illness as well as homeless children. Implemented by trained volunteers, these programs prevent depression, suicide and hospitalization while encouraging independence.
* Information & Referral
* Compeer (mentoring for adults)
* Peer Support Groups
Use this service if you need help filing an appeal with your health insurance company.
Parent Information Network
In service to parents, educators, community agency staff, and others needing information related to special education, the Parent Information Network, Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services is pleased to provide workshops that are open to the community.
Click on the link for specific schedules for workshops.
A noted sociologist, Dr. David Popenoe, is one of the pioneers of the relatively young field of research into fathers and fatherhood. “Fathers are far more than just ‘second adults’ in the home,” he says. “Involved fathers bring positive benefits to their children that no other person is as likely to bring.”6 Fathers have a direct impact on the well-being of their children.