Parent Fact Sheets

These Fact Sheets are designed to be used by Parents to improve the welfare of their children.

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TEACHING CHILDREN RESPECT

WHY SHOULD WE TEACH OUR CHILDREN RESPECT?

Learning to respect peers, authority, parents, and themselves is a necessary skill for children to learn in order to be successful. When a child learns to respect their parents, they listen and follow direction because they know you are looking out for their best interest.

We need to teach children respect so they can learn:

     • responsibility to respect and take care of objects that belong to others.

SETTING AGE APPROPRIATE LIMITS

AGE APPROPRIATE LIMITS

Age Appropriate limits are the limits we set for our children based on the child’s developmental age as opposed to their chronological age. Your child’s developmental age is the age at which they can understand and act on certain behaviors.
For example, you would not expect an 18 month old child to share and gladly hand over their toy to another child because you told them it was the right thing to do.

RAISING A BILINGUAL CHILD

As a parent you may decide to raise your child bilingual. There are a couple of reasons why parents may consider raising their child to be bilingual.  

1.  Infancy and early childhood are a time when the brain is developing pathways to learn language.  By age 2 most toddlers have learned about 50 words.  Between two and three years old toddlers learn to put the words together into sentences.  Toddlers are not only learning the names of objects, but are learning to recognize emotions and feelings. 

ORAL HEALTH - INFANTS

It is very important to start right at infancy developing the healthy oral habits in that will help prevent tooth decay. Some people feel that the baby has what is called “baby teeth”.  The child is going to lose those teeth anyway so therefore they are not that important.  

BEFORE YOUR INFANT CUTS TEETH

After each feeding, clean the infant’s gums. As you hold your infant use a wet washcloth and gently message the infant’s gums. 

Never put your infant down to sleep with a propped bottle. 

GETTING OUT OF THE DOOR ON TIME

1.  Prepare what your child is going to wear.  No more tears because they can’t find their favorite shirt or sneakers for gym.  Even toddlers can be stubborn and picky when it comes to choosing their clothes for the day.  Allow the child to pick out what they want to wear the night before.  This allows you the time to make sure the clothes are clean, ironed and ready for the child in the morning.  Make sure you find both shoes the night before.  Nothing ruins a schedule more than scrambling to find the one missing shoe!

BITING

WHY DO CHILDREN BITE?

INFANTS

     Everything goes into an infant’s mouth, it’s part of how they learn about their world around them.  Infants are also teething and biting may relieve some of the discomfort.  

TODDLERS

ALLERGIES - NOT RELATED TO FOOD

There are many things in your child’s environment that can cause allergic reaction s that are not related to food.  For example: Pollen, grass, animals, chemicals, medications and insect bites. 

WHAT ARE THE COMMON SYMPTOMS OF AN ALLERGIC REACTION?

MILD OR MODERATE

  • Rash, hives, or welts

  • Swelling of the face, eyes, or lips

  • Tingling mouth