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  1. Family Life Cycle - Empty Nest: Launching Adult Children

    The stage of launching adult children begins when your first child leaves home and ends with the "empty nest." When older children leave home, there are both positive and negative consequences. If your family has developed significant skills through the family life cycle, your children will be ready to leave home, ready to handle life's challenges. Free from the everyday demands of parenting, you

  2. Bottle-Feeding: When Baby Doesn't Want to Stop - Topic Overview

    Some babies grow attached to the bottle and do not want to give it up. Here are some common behaviors and suggestions on how to deal with them. Your baby always wants to have a bottle in his or her mouth. Do not let your baby crawl,walk around,or go to bed with a bottle. This will make him or her more prone to dental cavities (caries). Offer a stuffed toy or blanket for comfort instead. ...

  3. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Postpartum Checkup

    Your doctor will want to see you for a checkup 2 to 6 weeks after delivery. This visit allows for your doctor or midwife to check on your recovery from childbirth and see how you are doing emotionally. You may have a pelvic exam to make sure that you are healing well. If you had a C-section,your doctor will check your incision. Your doctor or midwife will talk with you about birth control ...

  4. Helping Your Child Avoid Tobacco, Drugs, and Alcohol - Topic Overview

    The best thing parents can do to help prevent drug and alcohol misuse by their children is to get involved before a drug problem starts. Talk honestly and openly about all kinds of tobacco,drugs,and alcohol as well as other things kids may do to try to get "high." Focus on the positive Discuss ways for your child to make responsible choices,no matter what his or her friends are saying or ...

  5. Feeding Your Infant - Topic Overview

    From birth,infants follow their internal hunger and fullness cues. They eat when they're hungry and stop eating when they're full. Experts agree that newborns should be fed on demand. This means that you breast- or bottle-feed your infant whenever he or she shows signs of hunger,rather than setting a strict schedule. You let your infant stop feeding at will,even if there is milk left in ...

  6. Bullying: Building a Child's Self-Esteem - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Growth and Development: Helping Your Child Build Self-Esteem

  7. Bottle-Feeding: Weaning a Toddler - Topic Overview

    Many of the tips for weaning babies from bottle-feeding can be used for toddlers (ages 1 to 2). Here are some suggestions unique to toddlers: Do not allow a toddler to carry the bottle around. Explain to your toddler that he or she can have milk only at mealtimes and snack times and in specific locations,such as in the kitchen. This makes drinking from the bottle less convenient and may also ...

  8. Child Abuse and Neglect - What Happens

    In the United States during 2002, approximately 1, 400 children died as a result of child maltreatment.2 Survivors are vulnerable to long - term emotional damage. Typically, children are abused at an age when they are not equipped with life experience and reasoning abilities to understand that it is not their fault. They suffer developmental setbacks, physical pain, and emotional anguish. ...

  9. Breast-Feeding: When Baby Doesn't Want to Stop - Topic Overview

    Sometimes a mother wants to stop breast-feeding,but her baby shows signs of wanting to continue. If possible,continue breast-feeding a while longer. If this is not possible,the following suggestions may help you: Offer breast milk pumped from your breast,formula,or cow's milk (if your baby is more than 12 months old) in a cup or bottle before you breast-feed or between breast-feedings. ...

  10. Shaken Baby Syndrome - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about shaken baby syndrome:What is shaken baby syndrome?Who is most likely to shake or throw a child?    Ongoing concerns:What are some safe ways to calm a crying baby?What can caregivers do to help avoid shaking or throwing a child?What is my stress level?Where can I get help to control anger?Am I depressed?

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