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Focus on Love, Hearts & Valentines
January 2017 | Issue No. 139
We can't say "I love you" enough! When you say, “I love you” to your child on Valentine’s Day or any other day of the year, it is wonderful.  Here are some fresh new ways to let your kids know how much they rock your world!
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By: Amanda Cox MD, FAAAAI
Parents should begin to teach their children about body safety between the ages of 3 to 5.
  • Use appropriate language.
  • Evaluate your family's respect for modesty.
  • Don't force affection.
  • Explain what good vs. bad touches are.
  • Give your children a solid rule.
  • Control media exposure.
  • Expect questions.
The Picky Eater Project
Benefits from Kangaroo Care Still Present 20 Years Later
117_mom_baby_skintoskin_hc.jpg?r=1485799544349A study in the January 2017 issue of  Pediatrics found that parents who gave their premature or low-birth weight infants kangaroo or skin-to-skin care immediately after NICU care were also more protective and nurturing as their child grew.  Learn more here about the benefits of skin-to-skin care.
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