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Walk Slowly

Begin walking with your child, not dragging them behind you. Children have small legs that don’t move very fast. Walk slow. See how life looks at that pace. 22 more words


Parenting Tips: Setting Safety Expectations for Your Teens

Co-Authored by Anne Schmidt (Outreach and Prevention Case Management Supervisor) and Chris Bereshnyi (Clinician-Crisis Counseling Services)

At Salt Lake County Youth Services we are frequently asked about questions on how parents can help keep their teenagers safe.  630 more words

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How Soon Is Now?

Patience has never been a virtue of mine.  If I could fairly be described as epitomizing any real virtues, “patience” would not be one of them.  556 more words

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Inside Car Seat Tip

Ever do a DIY car seat installation and it just doesn’t feel right? Maybe the angle is off, or it moves a bit too much from one side to the other despite your best efforts? 532 more words


The Dangers of E-cigarettes

Authored by Anne Schmidt, Outreach and Prevention Case Management Supervisor

As we begin a new year and focus on building healthy communities and lifestyles, Youth Services pauses to look at the health risks associated with E-cigarettes and how advertisers are bombarding our teens and young adults with sleek and enticing advertisements. 482 more words

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Raising a Book Lover

When I was four years old, I amazed my Pre-K teacher by flawlessly reading aloud Are You my Mother? by P.D. Eastman. Not only did I read every word correctly, but I had appropriate inflection in my voice. 670 more words

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Tips for Trimming Baby Nails

When you’re a new parent, the smallest and most mundane things about your baby can feel extraordinary — like baby’s first gassy grin — or exhausting — like trimming baby’s miracle-grow, needle-sharp nails. 360 more words