5 Tips to Reduce the Risk of Birth Defects

Not all birth defects can be prevented. But you can increase your chances of having a healthy baby by managing health conditions and by adopting healthy behaviors before and during pregnancy. Taking care of yourself and doing what’s best for you is also best for your baby! 1. Be sure to take 400 micrograms (mcg) […]

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Strategies and Solutions For Handling A Difficult Child

What is the best way to handle a “difficult” child? Here are some general strategies and solutions to help you live with a youngster with bothersome temperament traits: First, recognize that much of your child’s behavior reflects his temperament. Establish a neutral or objective emotional climate in which to deal with your child. Try not to […]

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A Few Secrets about Playing with Toddlers

 By Alissa Zorn www.bouncebackparenting.com A Few Secrets about Playing with Toddlers How do you play with a toddler? I have to tell you a secret about playing with my toddler- a few actually. First off, even though she’s my third child sometimes it still feels awkward to sit and play with my current toddler.  I have a hard […]

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Self Care Starts Here: how to use the REST acronym

By Alissa Zorn Bounce Back Parenting- www.bouncebackparenting.com How are you right now? Feeling well or kinda ‘meh’? Or maybe you’re really struggling. If you’re feeling like you could use a dose of kindness, read on.  When you’re stressed it’s easy to think things like: Now is not the time to take care of myself, I’ve got things to […]

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Helping Your Child Develop A Healthy Sense of Self Esteem

How can we help our child develop a healthy sense of self-esteem? By definition, self-esteem is the way in which an individual perceives herself-in other words, her own thoughts and feelings about herself and her ability to achieve in ways that are important to her. This self-esteem is shaped not only by a child’s own […]

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Preventing Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

Over the past 20 years more children are participating in organized and recreational athletics. With so many young athletes playing sports, it’s no wonder injuries are common. Half of all sports medicine injuries in children and teens are from overuse. What is an Overuse Injury? An overuse injury is damage to a bone, muscle, ligament, […]

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