First Things First — A positive approach to parenting

| February 2, 2021
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February 2021

Positive Parenting: See things through their eyes
Young children have very big feelings and very little self-control, a combination that can erupt at any moment. No parent handles every tough situation perfectly, but understanding that your child’s big emotions are part of their normal development makes it easier to react with calm and empathy instead of anger or frustration. We put that reminder into a song.
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5 ways to manage your own big feelings
Parents have big feelings, too! Holding it together during high-stress moments is another part of positive parenting. We do better as parents and roles models when we take deep breaths and calm ourselves first before reacting to the emotional behavior of our little ones. Learn some techniques to help keep your cool.
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Do baby teeth matter?
Even though baby teeth fall out later, taking care of them now is important for your child’s healthy development. Baby teeth help your child chew and eat, speak clearly and smile with confidence. They also hold space for your child’s permanent teeth. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and the perfect time to learn more about how you can prevent tooth decay and keep your child smiling.
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