Children grow and develop at different rates. While their pathways through childhood differ, most pass a set of predictable milestones along the way. The information presented here offers a map that can help you follow your child’s journey from birth to age 5. Read more »
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A child can be difficult in a number of ways and at times can be creative with her behavior. When it is time for discipline, it’s important for a parent to remember that there is always a reason for the behavior, and discipline strategies are much more effective when you can determine the reason. Having a positive relationship with your child is the key to making discipline work.
This article discusses four effective discipline techniques: ignoring, consequences, time-out, and rewards and charts. Read more »
The Palo Alto Unified School District has produced the Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Schools through a collaborative effort among school and district staff and mental health professionals. The PAUSD toolkit also draws upon evidence-based national and state youth suicide prevention toolkits. Read more »
Today, more than 30% of U.S. children first play with a mobile device when they still are in diapers, according to Common Sense Media. Furthermore, almost 75% of 13- to 17-year-olds have smartphones, and 24% admit using their phones almost constantly, according to the Pew Research Center.
The American Academy of Pediatrics convened Growing Up Digital: Media Research Symposium, from which a number of key messages for parents emerged. Read more »