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Publication VCS/ICS calendar Talking to Children About Pandemics
This publication helps parents and other adults find ways to support children through age-appropriate information, understanding and reassurance during pandemics.
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Publication Helping Your Child Cope After a Natural Disaster
Children have limited experiences with natural disasters, so it is normal for them to be afraid. It is important that children are met with kindness and understanding from parents and other adults to help cope with these feelings. Children should be encouraged to talk about their feelings and express their fears through play, drawing, painting or clay/play dough. Caring conversations can help them process any fears.
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Publication Teens and Vaping: What Caring Adults Should Know About Electronic Cigarette Use
Rates of e-cigarette use among teens are increasing at an alarming rate. Many teens are unaware of the physical and psychological risks that are associated with vaping. Additionally, adults are unaware of the overall prevalence of vaping among youth. It is important that they are informed of what vaping is, what the effects are, and how to recognize the signs to lessen the use of vapes.
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Publication text/texmacs Snooze News: The Importance of Healthy Sleep Habits
We can support our children emotionally, physically, academically and socially just by helping them establish healthy sleep habits.
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Publication Talking to Children About Terrorism
Children may experience strong emotions when faced with mass violence or terrorist acts either on television or in the news. This publication helps parents and adults find ways to support children through kindness, understanding and reassurance.
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Publication ECMAScript program A Parent’s Role in Substance Use Prevention: Tips for Talking to Youth of All Ages
Youth are less likely to use addictive substances if their parents talk early and often about the risks, establish clear rules and consequences, and regularly monitor their activities. Active involvement and support of caring adults are both critical in the prevention of youth substance abuse. Tips for how to start the conversation, integrate positive communication, and respond to children at every age are provided in this publication.
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Publication Bright Beginnings 3: Steps Toward a Healthy Pregnancy for You and Your Baby
It is important to create a healthy environment for an unborn child during the time of pregnancy. Key topics in creating a healthy pregnancy for you and your baby include managing personal health concerns, practicing healthy behaviors, meeting nutrition needs, increasing your knowledge of child development and reducing stress and preparing for the child's birth.
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Publication Adolescent Prescription and Over-the-counter Drug Abuse: The Truth About Abusing Over-the-counter and Prescription Medications
Prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse and overdose are growing concerns across the nation and in North Dakota communities. In North Dakota, there has been a 59.7% increase in the number of controlled substance prescriptions dispensed between 2008 and 2015. Staying up-to-date on prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse trends is critical for today's caring adults.
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Publication Talking to Children About Peer Pressure
Children receive pressure from friends and peers as they make decision. Clothing styles, music choices, and social behaviors are all influenced by feedback from peers. Parents and other adults can assist children in understanding peer pressure, how to respond to such pressures, and discuss such issues with children of different ages.
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Publication The Art of Grandparenting No. 2: Making Memories for Grandchildren
Grandparents play a key role in making memories for grandchildren. Grandparents can connect a child with the past, pass on family memories, and make memories together in the present. This publication highlights how to make memories for grandchildren through stories, pictures, activities, recordings and other efforts.
Located in Kids & Family
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