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You can help your child’s language skills by talking, reading, and singing with him or her every day. It’s easy to do and can make a big difference in how your child learns and grows!  It’s never too early to start talking, reading, and singing with your baby. 

When you have bits of cereal in your hair or you’re listening to the wails of a tiny person who refuses to get in the car, the term “Positive Parenting” may make you grit your teeth and roll your eyes.  

Being the parent of a young child is an intensely emotional experience. There is the pure pleasure of cuddling, nuzzling, playing, laughing, exploring, and delighting in your baby’s daily growth and discoveries. And then there are the challenges—the moments of stress, anger, frustration, and resentment—at not knowing what a baby’s cry means and how to calm her, at the totally irrational demands of a toddler, or at the aggressive behavior of an older child toward a new baby. These experiences naturally evoke strong feelings that can be hard to handle. 

Child abuse is more than physically hurting a child.  Be aware of the various forms of child abuse to help keep children safe. Here are the following forms of abuse and examples for each.

If you're trying to teach your child about respect, here are ten suggestions that may prove helpful.

While there are a myriad of parental control apps and software that parents can find, the most important thing parents can do to protect their children online is to have conversations with children about internet safety. It’s important to set ground rules that let children know what you expect of them when using social media accounts. Make sure your children know:

To prevent child sexual abuse, it is important to keep the focus on adult responsibility while teaching children skills to help them protect themselves. Consider the following tips:

Preventing tooth decay is of the utmost importance, especially in children. Here are five ways you can help prevent kids' tooth decay:

See your role as that of a teacher or coach to your children.  Demonstrate in detail how you would like them to behave. Have them practice the behavior.  Give them encouragement along with constructive criticism.

All children need discipline. Here are some helpful guidelines for you, as a parent.

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