Parent Education

Parenting is the most challenging journey in life and requires all of our love, skill and patience. The rewards are worth everything!

We have provided this list of useful handouts and articles as a resource for parents to address some of the most commonly asked questions and topics.

Please Note: Information on this web site is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. The articles and handouts found in this section are not intended to replace the services of a physician, nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship.

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Newborns, Infants and Toddlers

Common questions and illnesses encountered in the first year of life.

Adolescents and School-aged Children

Questions and concerns related to school-age years and early adolescence.

Teen Health

Issues relating to teen health and well-being.

Behavioral and Social Issues

Articles with tips on how to effectively manage everyday parenting challenges.

Growth and Development

Common questions and concerns pertaining child growth and development issues.

Immunization Information

Current information on vaccination schedules and advisory notices about immunizations.

Nutrition and Fitness

Tips and strategies for helping children eat healthy and stay active.

Safety and Prevention

Well-researched articles on preventing accidents and protecting children from hazards.

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