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  1. Helping Your Child Build Inner Strength - How Can You Help Teens Build Inner Strength?

    It often seems like teenagers never listen,but they do. That's why it's so important to remember that you are still the primary role model,even as your child grows older. The single most important thing you can do to help your teen is to show that you love him or her no matter what. Teenagers may be growing up,but they still need to: Feel safe and loved. Learn social skills. Learn to ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Helping Your Child Build Inner Strength - How Can You Help Children Build Inner Strength?

    The single most important thing you can do to help your children is to show that you love them no matter what. Knowing that you are close by and available gives your children a sense of security. Although your children's world is expanding,you remain their primary influence. Always remember that you are a role model. Your children learn by watching you. So be sure that your actions and ...

  4. Helping Your Child Build Inner Strength - What Is Inner Strength?

    Inner strength,often called "resilience," is the ability to cope with the stressful situations that life throws at us. This inner strength is the reason some children seem better equipped than others to face problems. Children who are resilient: Are more likely to grow into healthy,happy adults,even in the face of poverty,divorce,or family tragedy. Are better able to stand up to peer ...

  5. Recognizing and Developing Your Children's Special Talents - Topic Overview

    To build healthy self-esteem,all children need to feel that they can do at least one thing very well. Many times,however,a child's special talent is overlooked because it's not an area that is recognized at school or elsewhere. Parents can discover their children's special talents by providing varied experiences and opportunities. Then they can help their children by working with them at ...

  6. Establishing Limits With Your School-Age Child - Topic Overview

    Many children ages 6 to 10,if left to their own devices,would eat pizza 3 times a day,7 days a week,or play video games for hours at a time. That is because they have not developed control over their drives and appetites,which can include cravings for specific foods,toys,and things,as well as for praise and attention. Parents who set limits for their children show them that they love ...

  7. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - 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. Depression: Managing Postpartum Depression Fitness: Staying Active When You Have Young Children ...

  8. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Newborn Basics

    During your baby's first few weeks,you will spend most of your time feeding,diapering,and comforting your baby. You may feel overwhelmed at times. It is normal to wonder if you know what you're doing,especially if you are first-time parents. Newborn care gets easier with every day. You may get to know what each cry means and be able to figure out what your baby needs and wants. Feeding ...

  9. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Health and Nutrition

    It is easy to get too tired and overwhelmed during the first weeks after childbirth. Take it easy on yourself. Get rest whenever you can,accept help from others,and eat well and drink plenty of fluids. Getting rest Like pregnancy,the newborn period can be a time of excitement,joy,and exhaustion. You may look at your wondrous little baby and feel happy. You may also be overwhelmed by ...

  10. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Topic Overview

    What is postpartum? During the first weeks after giving birth,your body begins to heal and adjust to not being pregnant. This is called postpartum (or the postpartum period). Your body goes through many changes as you recover. These changes are different for every woman. The first weeks after childbirth also are a time to bond with your baby and set up a routine for caring for your baby. ...

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