Winter Safety Reminder

Winter Mom with KidsFor a pediatrician from California, the 40 degree January weather was almost like being home again. But the cold Wisconsin winter weather we know so well has finally arrived and there are a few important things to keep in mind when enjoying the best of the season.

Winter Warmth

Keep your infants and children warm by dressing them in layers. How do you know if your baby is warm enough? Generally, a good rule of thumb for older babies and children is to dress in one more layer than what an adult would need for adequate warmth.

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Embrace the Season

Don’t hibernate, embrace the season

Yes, Wisconsin is known for its cold and snowy winters.  We have two choices.  We can shut ourselves indoors, complain about the weather and wait for spring to come.  Or, we can get out and play.  With 2 young children, our family has chosen to get out and play.  It’s easy, its fun and its wonderful family bonding time.

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What’s your parenting style?

Parent Children HomeworkAttachment parenting, Helicopter parenting or laid-back parenting:  there are many labels for the many different kinds of parenting that exist.

Whatever type of parenting style you strive for, you need to figure out your role in setting boundaries for your child as they relate to your family structure. Your child needs your guidance in their lives (even when they disagree). Staying engaged can help kids stay on track.

School and Homework

Do you know whether your child has finished his or her homework and is it on time? Don’t be afraid to check. As many teachers will gladly explain, there is value in homework – it’s not just to keep kids busy. And if you have concerns about the amount or nature of the assignments, talk with your child’s teacher. You both want to create a positive learning and successful learning experience.

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