Strong Families AZ’s 2017 Guide to a Great Year

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Well-Visit Planner

Well Visit Planner

The Well-Visit Planner is a great  tool that can increase parent’s engagement in their child’s visit. Families answer a series of questions on their child’s development and can print their results to bring to their next visit.Parents can identify questions, concerns, and priorities prior to the visit which helps improve communication. For more information see the Well-Visit Planner Implementation Toolkit.


In Need of Breastfeeding Help and Nutrition Tips?

WIC

Feeding a newborn baby can be a struggle, but the Arizona WIC Program is here to help! Arizona WIC Program is a free nutrition and breastfeeding program where families can receive personalized nutrition tips, as well as breastfeeding information, support, and resources from nutrition and breastfeeding experts.


Check out Vroom!

vroom

Check out Vroom! This is a great resource to incorporate simple techniques that boost brain development for children up to age five. Parents will find easy tips and activities to turn everyday activities into brain building moments! Vroom changes shared moments into brain building moments by incorporating these easy steps:

Look, Follow, Chat, Take Turns, Stretch

You can download a PDF of Vroom worksheets for every age.  There is even a free Daily Vroom App!


Top Ten Parenting Tips for 2017

10    Read, read and read some more!

9      Find some time to just play.

8      Get grandparents involved!

7      Try the positive parenting approach.

6      Help your child develop social-emotional skills.

5       Keep expectations for behavior realistic.

4       Support your child’s communication skills.

3       Consider your child’s temperament.

2       Reflect on your experiences as a child.

And, the number one parenting tip for 2017 is… just breathe!

Courtesy of Zero to Three

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