Parent Fact Sheets

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

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AVOID PARENTAL BURNOUT

AVOID PARENTAL BURNOUT

Being a parent can be a very rewarding and fun experience. Watching your children grow and develop gives you great pleasure. However, sometimes you may find yourself not enjoying your parenting. In fact, you may feel overwhelmed by the responsibility. This is normal, some parents at some time in their life will experience burnout. It is not uncommon to feel over-whelmed at times. Usually, burnout happens when the daily stress of parenting becomes chronic and so over whelming that you are exhausted and cannot enjoy your children.

ASSISTING WITH HOMEWORK

Assisting With Homework

Getting your child to do their homework can be very frustrating for both you and your child. Children have been in school all day and they want to relax, play, and do a number of things that are far more exciting than sitting down and doing their homework. No amount of yelling, threatening, or bribing seems to work. Homework is a necessary part of your child’s life this article will give you tips on making the homework experience more productive and less frustrating for both you and your child.

WHY IS HOMEWORK IMPORTANT

ALLERGIES - NOT RELATED TO FOOD

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There are many things in your child's environment that can cause allergic reactions that are not related to food. What are the symptoms of non-food related allergies and how to prevent and treat them is discussed in this fact sheet.

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

ADMINISTERING HERBS AND HOLISTIC TREATMENTS

ADMINISTERING HERBS AND HOLISTIC TREATMENTS

Many parents are turning to herbs and holistic treatments to keep their children healthy, but the question is whether these remedies are safe for the child. What can you do as a parent to make sure these treatments are safe? How do you talk to your childcare provider about administering ‘herbal medications” while your child is in your care? Here is some important information for you and what you should share with your child’s childcare provider.

STRESSORS IN A CHILD'S LIFE - HOW TRAUMA CAN AFFECT THEIR LIVES

Stressors in a Child’s Life - How trauma can affect their lives

We live in very stressful times. All children will encounter stressful events in their lives. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry defines traumatic events as those that are beyond the scope of what one might ordinarily expect to encounter.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE TRAUMATIC EVENTS THAT MAY AFFECT A CHILD?

Children may witness or be the victim of community violence such as shootings, rapes, stabbings, and beatings.

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