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  1. Parenting acTopic Centers - When to Seek Help

    Callor other emergency services immediately if you witness child abuse, believe a child is in immediate danger, or see that a child: Is not breathing. The operator can guide you through cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) until help arrives.Is having moderate to severe difficulty breathing.Is bleeding heavily.Has an altered level of consciousness.Is in shock.Exhibits symptoms of a head injury ...

  2. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - 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. Sleep: Helping Your Children—and Yourself—Sleep Well

  3. Parenting acTopic Centers - The Role of Schools in Bullying

    Schools play a critical role in stopping bullying because most aggression happens on school grounds during recess, in lunch rooms, or in bathrooms. Schools should develop zero - tolerance programs that make it clear that bullying won't be tolerated.School - based programs can help reduce bullying by:Increasing awareness of bullying through school assemblies and classroom discussion of the problem.

  4. Parenting acTopic Centers - Get started

    Raising children is a big job. It can be overwhelming to think about all the things your child needs to learn to stay safe and healthy. In addition to teaching children good eating and activity habits,you can also teach them some basic health and safety habits. Remember that your child learns habits by watching you. If you and the rest of your family follow healthy habits,your child will ...

  5. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Topic Overview

    Caring for a baby can be difficult and frustrating at times. Most parents have periods when they feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and extremely frustrated. Help manage your frustration and anger by learning healthy ways to handle the stress of child care. You can learn techniques to help you stay in control of your emotions when everyday pressures mount. The following strategies can help you function in a loving and healthy way with your baby. Prevent yourself from becoming overwhelmedLearn about child development, child health, and effective and safe behavior management. This information can help you understand and deal with your baby's behavior and changing needs. Call your hospital for information about parenting education classes, or look for books in your local library.Talk with other parents about the ways they cope with the demands of child care.Take short relaxation breaks when you can. For example, listen to your favorite music, or do breathing exercises while your baby naps.Ask

  6. Bottle-Feeding - 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 ...

  7. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Routine Checkups

    Your baby needs routine medical checkups. During these checkups (called well baby visits), your baby's height, weight, and head circumference will be measured to determine whether he or she is growing at the expected rate. At each well baby visit, talk to your doctor about your baby's nutritional needs, which change as he or she grows and develops. For example, babies between 4 and 6 months of ...

  8. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - 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 ...

  9. Bottle-Feeding: Disadvantages for Babies - Topic Overview

    Infant formulas take two times longer for a baby to digest than breast milk. The slower digestion of infant formula can affect:Feeding frequency. Babies who take infant formula usually want to feed less often than babies who are breast-feeding.Sleeping patterns. Babies who take infant formula may sleep longer at night once they are about 2 months old. But babies who are breast-fed usually catch up shortly after, at about 3 to 5 months of age.Bowel movements. Infant formula causes formed, brown stools that have a noticeable odor. Breast milk causes loose, yellow stools that have less odor.Breast milk, unlike formula, has antibodies. Breast-feeding may lower your child's risk for many types of infections and allergies. Breast milk may also help protect your child from some health problems, such as eczema, asthma, and diabetes. For more information, see the topic Breast-Feeding.

  10. Parenting acTopic Centers - Topic Overview

    What is bullying?Bullying is behavior that threatens or harms another person. Types of bullying include:Physical harm, such as hitting, shoving, or tripping.Psychological harm, such as taking money or belongings, making threats, name - calling, or leaving another child out of games or conversations (shunning). Children often are bullied about the way they talk or how they look. Making fun of a ...

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