Apr 2016

Promoting Resilience in Children: Building A Relational Home

By James Duffee, MD, MPH

Why do some children thrive in the face of adversity and others falter? Are children born resilient? Or is resilience a skill they build based on early experiences? What can parents do to promote resilience in children and how can communities support them? When parents are unavailable, how can other caretakers help? These are some of the questions we will ask ourselves and try to answer in this month’s “Talk with a Doc” presentation.

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Mar 2016

Addressing Common Behavior Problems

By Rebecca Baum, MD

While tantrums and other forms of child misbehaviors can be frustrating to manage at times, these types of behavior can also be important clues in helping adults to understand what a child really needs. In this month’s presentation, you’ll learn more about why child misbehavior occurs and how to manage challenging behaviors.

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Feb 2016

Stress and the Brain

By Andrew Garner, MD, PhD, FAAP

Stress and adversity are normal parts of life. While positive stress has the ability to generate motivation and build the coping skills to handle future adversity, negative stress may result in unhealthy ways of coping. That is why it is important to support children at a young age in learning how to proactively respond to adversity and stressful emotions.

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Jan 2016

The Mother-Baby Relationship

By Robert Murray, MD, FAAP

The month’s leading up to a baby’s birth have a huge impact on how a fetus grows and develops into a healthy child. In this sense, the mother-child relationship begins at conception, not at birth. A mother can a build a positive, nurturing environment for her growing fetus by living a healthy lifestyle, paying close attention to her diet, activity, habits, stresses, and behaviors.

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Dec 2015

Relationship-Based Discipline

By Robert Murray, MD, FAAP

Used correctly, discipline can help to build and reinforce appropriate behaviors and attitudes in children. Parents and caregivers who practice relationship-based discipline with children help young ones to more effectively control and understand their emotions, promoting positive emotional and social development as they grow into adults.

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Nov 2015

Building Children Up With Words

By Robert Murray, MD, FAAP

Positive and reinforcing words help children to develop the skills to cope with stress and everyday life. Parents and caregivers who nurture children through caring and compassionate words help their young ones to grow into happy, healthy, and successful adults.

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Download the materials from Good4Growth’s “Talk with a Doc” series, a monthly presentation given by health professionals, each focusing on a topic that promotes healthy childhood development. For each topic, watch the featured video and share the downloadable materials with other friends and parents.

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