Parents

Help your young athlete prepare for running, whether for cross country, track, 5K or a fun run! Developed by pediatric sports medicine specialists from the Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Young Athlete Center, the program focuses on 10 stretching and strengthening exercises to improve flexibility, strength and endurance of the muscles used for running.
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Role-playing, or practicing, is essential in preparing child for success by learning how to handle situations for the best possible outcome. Studies have shown the importance of play in child development help them develop, grow, make better choices, and increase positive behavior. Every skill taught on Smarter Parenting involves an element of Role-playing as practicing
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Every parent has wondered at least once … of all the things that come with an instruction manuals, how is a baby not one of them?! I know I’m supposed to burp my baby, but how do I do it? For how long? Until she’s how old? I’ve ushered many parents through the process, and
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What is ADHD? Dr. Schmidt helps us understand diagnosis, treatment options, medicating ADHD, and support options. For more information on ADHD, see our ADHD section of our website http://www.smarterparenting.com/specific-lesson/view/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Slow Parenting – what to do about boredom? Sign up to my email list here: www.theparentingjunkie.com #peacefulparenting VLOG, BOOK & TOY RECOMMENDATIONS HERE: www.theparentingjunkie.com F A C E B O O K: (Cuz I post inspiring, uplifting things there!) http://www.facebook.com/theparentingj… FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/parentingjunkie Huge peace and hope you guys like this! NEVER MISS
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As parents, we all deal with distractions in our children’s lives. Dr. Dehra Harris explains how to get your child’s attention when distractions are present. Dr. Harris, a Pediatric Psychiatrist with Washington University at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, points out that there are many different factors competing for our children’s attention. As much as parents
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Many parents have questions about the Autism Spectrum Disorder and what it means. Dr. Palmieri explains the disorder, how its diagnosed, treatment options, and autism support. For more information on Autism, see the autism section of our website: http://www.smarterparenting.com/specific-lesson/view/autism-spectrum-disorder
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#vulnerable – My worst parenting moment ever. The Present Play Membership Opens soon… Don’t go it alone, join the Present Play Village! Learn More → http://www.theparentingjunkie.com/presentplay/ LEAVE A COMMENT! If you, like me, have had reactions you’re ashamed of – with your kids, your spouse or someone else… help me normalize this for other parents
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Have you ever wondered how the staff at the hospital seem to make swaddling look so easy? In this video, Dr. Jagruti Anadkat, a newborn medicine specialist in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, demonstrates how to swaddle a newborn baby in a blanket to provide comfort and security. Visit
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Teaching kids that actions have consequences is one of the most important things parents can do as it helps them take responsibility and grow up to be successful and contributing adults. Consequences and punishments are not the same things. Punishments cause your child harm, physical, mental, or emotional, while a consequence teaches your child and
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What is attachment parenting all about? Sign up to my email list here: www.theparentingjunkie.com #peacefulparenting VLOG, BOOK & TOY RECOMMENDATIONS HERE: www.theparentingjunkie.com F A C E B O O K: (Cuz I post inspiring, uplifting things there!) http://www.facebook.com/theparentingj… FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/parentingjunkie Huge peace and hope you guys like this! NEVER MISS AN EPISODE!
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Empathy is a skill that parents can work to teach their children through encouragement and emotional development activities. In this episode of Mom Docs, Dr. Dehra Harris shares a few tips for parents to ensure children develop healthy emotional habits and empathy skills. Visit Children’s MomDocs (a blog by mom physicians at St Louis Children’s
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Sharing has become such a “thing”! I rebel agains the “Sharing is Caring” expectation that we push on young kids. Do you? Sign up to my email list here: www.theparentingjunkie.com #peacefulparenting VLOG, BOOK & TOY RECOMMENDATIONS HERE: www.theparentingjunkie.com F A C E B O O K: (Cuz I post inspiring, uplifting things there!) http://www.facebook.com/theparentingjunkie FOLLOW
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In this video, Dr. Jesse Vrecenak discusses the symptoms of appendicitis in children. Also, she goes over some of the warning signs that can help you tell when your child’s stomach pain might be appendicitis. Learn why it’s important to talk to a doctor if your child is exhibiting these warning signs. It might even
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Being able to Observe and Describe behavior is a powerful tool that allows parents to remain calm and focused during stressful situations. The skill of Observe and Describe helps correct negative behaviors positively and reinforce positive behavior. Observations of a child’s behavior will improve communication, boost positive interactions, and best of all, strengthens your relationship.
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It is not uncommon for newborn babies to be jaundiced when they are first born. However, it can leave many questions for new parents. What is jaundice? Is it normal? How do I tell if my child is improving? Here are answers to some of the questions you may have if your newborn has jaundice.
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