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Parent Pamphlets  


Parent Pamphlets
Children's Activity Pyramid
Have FUN and be active each week by trying some of these activities...

Aug 25, 2008, 11:26 PST

Parent Pamphlets
Children: How They Grow, Elementary School Children Ages 9 to 12
Children in the age group 9 to 12 years (middle school-aged) are becoming "preadolescents." In addition to the changes going on physically, mentally and socially they are also beginning to develop serious ideas about their plans for careers.
May 3, 2008, 11:48 PST

Parent Pamphlets
Starting Early Sexuality Education for Children Ages 10 to 14 (Early Adolescence)
Children are full of questions, and as they grow from toddlers to adolescents, their questions change from "Why do zebras have stripes?" to "Why is my body changing?" or "Why do I feel so mixed up?"
May 3, 2008, 11:34 PST

Parent Pamphlets
Nature, Nurture and Early Brain Development
For some time, we have known that development results from the dynamic interplay of nature and nurture. From birth on, we grow and learn because our biology is programmed to do so and because our social and physical environment provides stimulation.
May 3, 2008, 10:11 PST

Parent Pamphlets
Nurturing Children's Talents
Adults can nurture children's positive self-esteem by helping them discover what they are good at doing. Part of a child's self esteem comes from feeling competent and skilled at something she or he enjoys.
May 3, 2008, 09:23 PST

Parent Pamphlets
Protecting Children from Unintentional Injuries
Children's surroundings contain a lot of potential hazards. Unintentional injuries are responsible for many injury deaths each year, and it is estimated that 90 percent of unintentional injuries could be avoided.
May 3, 2008, 09:18 PST

Parent Pamphlets
Raising Kind Children
Encouraging kindness in children is an important responsibility for all adults who care for children. Kind and caring behavior appears early in life and continues to develop across the lifespan.
May 2, 2008, 16:47 PST

Parent Pamphlets
Focus on Families: Divorce and Adults
Although it may be little comfort if you are currently facing divorce, recent estimates indicate that you have lots of company. More than half of all marriages in the United States and three of every five marriages in Missouri end in divorce; the majority (53 percent to 55 percent in Missouri) involve children.
May 2, 2008, 16:42 PST

Parent Pamphlets
Talking With Children About HIV/AIDS
What adults must know. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is the third leading cause of death in Missouri for people 25 to 44 years of age.
May 2, 2008, 16:38 PST

Parent Pamphlets
Activities for Helping Children Deal with Divorce
Going through the process of divorce is a challenging life transition for both parents and children. During their parents' divorce, children often feel a wide variety of conflicting emotions.
May 2, 2008, 16:32 PST

Parent Pamphlets
Toilet Training
Methods for toilet training vary. Parents may depend on their child care provider to guide the training process or read popular books for accomplishing the process in only one day.
May 2, 2008, 16:23 PST

Parent Pamphlets
Communicating Effectively with Children
Why take the time to communicate? Children base their views of themselves and the world on their daily experiences. One of the most important experiences adults can provide for children is to talk with and listen to them. Find guidance through these daily interactions...
May 2, 2008, 16:23 PST

Parent Pamphlets
Parenting: Success Requires A Team Effort
Every day, parents are faced with decisions about how to raise their children. Some decisions are minor, such as whether children can have snacks before dinner, and some are major, such as which school a child attends. Sometimes mothers and fathers agree on these matters...
May 2, 2008, 16:15 PST

Parent Pamphlets
Baby Basics Social and Physical Development
What is normal? Like snowflakes, no two infants are exactly alike. A baby grows and develops at his or her own rate. However, we often tend to expect babies to do the same things (roll over, sit up, walk, talk, etc.) at the same time.
May 2, 2008, 14:46 PST

Parent Pamphlets
Families Are Talking
These special newsletters have information to help parents and caregivers talk to their children about sexuality and related issues.

Apr 28, 2008, 08:48 PST

Parent Pamphlets
Starting Early Sexuality Education for Children Ages 10 to 14 (Early Adolescence)
The years from 10 to 14 are ones of discovery and questioning. Young adolescents question themselves, their sexuality and how they fit into the world....

Apr 24, 2008, 19:05 PST

Parent Pamphlets
Sexuality and Your Child - For Children Ages 3 to 7
By the age of three, your child will probably begin to ask you for information about sex. Knowing what to expect at different ages can help you respond to typical questions young children ask. It also helps to know what behaviors you can expect. Courtesy of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia (PDF format - Adobe Acrobat Required)
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Apr 24, 2008, 18:44 PST

Parent Pamphlets
Sexuality and Your Child - For Children Ages 0 to 3
As a parent, you may be wondering when sexuality education for your child should begin. Many adults believe sex education should begin at puberty. Sexual learning, however, begins at birth. It is during the early years that your child will develop basic attitudes about sexuality. Courtesy of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia (PDF format - Adobe Acrobat Required)
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Apr 24, 2008, 18:13 PST

Parent Pamphlets
Baby Basics
Parents often worry about whether a child is developing at a "normal" rate, without realizing that the average ages given for certain developmental landmarks are just that averages that can vary as much as six months from one child to the next. Learn about your baby in this informative pamphlet.
Courtesy of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia (PDF format - Adobe Acrobat Required)
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Apr 17, 2008, 20:12 PST

Parent Pamphlets
How Kids Grow - Ages 9-12
Children in the age group 9 to 12 years (middle school-aged) are becoming "preadolescents." In addition to the changes going on physically, mentally, and socially they are also beginning to develop serious ideas about their plans for careers.
Courtesy of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia (PDF format - Adobe Acrobat Required)
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Apr 13, 2008, 14:44 PST


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