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  • Feeding Kids Right Isn't Always Easy: Tips for Preventing Food Hassles

    Young children need nutrients from a variety of foods to stay healthy. But what if your child only eats macaroni and cheese or will not eat any vegetables?

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  • Your Baby's Head Shape: Information for Parents on Positional Skull Deformities

    Many parents wonder if the shape of their newborn's head is normal. Maybe it seems a bit flat in the back or uneven on one side. Most of these slight imperfections happen when infants spend too much time in one position such as in a crib, a car safety seat, or an infant carrier. The good news is that

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  • Your Child and the Environment

    Environmental dangers are everywhere. Most of these dangers are more harmful to children than adults. However, there are things you can do to reduce your child's contact with them. Read more to learn about how to protect your family from environmental dangers.

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  • Your Child is on the Move: Reduce the Risk of Gun Injury
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  • Your Child’s First Vaccines

    The vaccines covered on this statement are those most likely to be given during the same visits during infancy and early childhood.

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  • Your Baby's First Steps

    Learning to walk takes practice. Each child will learn to coordinate and balance at different rates. You can expect some wobbling and falling down at first, but before you know it, your child will be running circles around you.

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  • Young Children Learn A Lot When They Play
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  • What Is Your One-Year-Old Telling You?

    Language begins long before the first spoken words. Your child starts “telling” you things during the first year of life. Your child may say things with looks, smiles, movements, or sounds. These early messages are very important.

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  • Welcome to the World of Parenting!
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  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD booklet)

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurologically based disability that affects a child’s social skills, communication, and behavior.

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  • Temper Tantrums

    It's hard for a young child to hold strong feelings inside. Young children often cry, scream, or stomp up and down when they are upset. As a parent, you may feel angry, helpless, or ashamed.

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  • Toilet Training

    Teaching your child how to use the toilet takes time and patience. Each child learns to use the toilet in his or her own time. Here is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help guide you and your child through the process.

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  • Starting Solid Foods

    Rice, oatmeal, or barley? What infant cereal or other food will be on the menu for your baby's first solid meal? And have you set a date?

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  • Temper Tantrums: A Normal Part of Growing Up

    It's hard for young children to hold strong feelings inside. When they feel frustrated or angry, they often cry, scream, or stomp up and down. This is a temper tantrum. Temper tantrums are a normal part of your child's development. They usually begin around age 12 to 18 months, get worse between 2 and

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  • Start Reading to Your Child Early

    A baby can enjoy books by 6 months of age! Here are things you can do with your child at different ages to help your child learn to love words and books.

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  • Sinusitis and Your Child

    Sinusitis is an inflammation of the lining of the nose and sinuses. It is a very common infection in children.

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