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By contactus@priority-pediatrics.com
May 26, 2019
Category: Healthy Kids
Tags: Vaccines   Books   family   sleep   Meals   Play   Thankfulness   healthchildren.org   friends   kindness  
Focus on 10 Things to Be Thankful For

November 2018 | Issue No. 175

Healthychildren.org

I encourage all families to subscribe to this excellent website.    Dr. T

Vaccines
#1. Vaccines
Vaccines are one of medicine's greatest discoveries, saving an estimated 42,000 lives in the U.S. each year. We are fortunate to live in a country that makes vaccinations available. Here are 14 diseases you almost forgot about THANKS TO VACCINES! 
Also on our list:
#2. Kindness. Now more than ever, it's important to recognize kindness. Model it; children learn by watching. Be thankful when others show you that same respect.
#3. Our Village"It takes a village to raise a child." Hooray for grandparents, neighbors, teachers, friends, and others who touch your life directly or indirectly.
#4. Time to Play! Put down your smartphone. Play with your children. Be thankful for this magical age where fun and games help children thrive. 
#5. Our Differences. We live in a melting pot. Teach your children to honor those differences and celebrate the ways that make our country unique and awesome! 
#6. Our Children's Friends. They come into their lives for reason. Be grateful for the lessons each relationship brings, espeically about helping them feel secure outside the family. 
#7. Books. A really great book has the power to teach and inspire us, and that is a gift. Instill a love of books from a young age, and read with your child.
#8. Sleep. A good night's rest for everyone in the family is often what many parents are thankful for; we understand!   
#9. Family Meals. Eating at least three family meals together each week is associated with healthier kids. Give thanks each time you are able to sit down, talk, and eat together; not just on Thanksgiving.  
#10. Healthy Children. Here's a no brainer, right? By visiting HealthyChildren.org, you know a reliable and trusted source when you see one. You've got this, and we appreciate your support!   

 

 

By contactus@priority-pediatrics.com
January 19, 2018
Category: Technology
Tags: School   TV   Media   sleep   sports   Meals   homework   studying   cell phone   chores   screen time   grooming   budgeting   budgets   mealtime  

I just came accross this Family Media Use Plan that allows everyone in the family to create a time budget for everyone's daily obligations including school, sport, personal hygiene, reading, homework, chores, screen time, etc. 

When media is used thoughtfully & appropriately, media can enhance daily life. But when used inappropriately or without thought, media can displace many important activities such as face-to-face interaction, family-time, outdoor-play, exercise, unplugged downtime & sleep.

By creating a Personalized Family Media Use Plan, you can be aware of when you are using media to achieve your purpose. This requires parents & users to think about what they want those purposes to be. The tool below will help you to think about media & create goals & rules that are in line with your family’s values.

Looks like fun! At a minimum going through this planning exercise with your family will certainly remind you that there are only 24 hours in a day. Accounting for school and sleep does force one to decide how to spend the rest of one's day.

Like any budget, adjustments and changes in valuation are allowed.

Try this with you young children and adolescents and let me know what results in your family.

Dr. T

By contactus@priority-pediatrics.com
January 16, 2018
Category: Nutrition
Tags: nutrition   cooking   Meals   Meal Planning   Magazines   ChopChop  

Resolve To Cook More In 2018

 

Even though it’s winter, ChopChop is putting the finishing touches on their spring issue. And they still have a few ChopChop aprons left! Order a one-year subscription to this wonderful magazine and get a ChopChop apron, all for just $35. The gift set makes a great birthday or anytime gift for anyone who loves to cook--and anyone who wants to learn how. Order now. 

Hungry for more? Follow them between issues for behind the scenes photos, recipes, events, and more on Facebook,TwitterPinterest, and Instagram.

This is a great family magazine that promotes families cooking together nutritious meals in their homes.

Dr. T