Tips to Grow By™ Index

The information in these Tips to Grow By™ is of a general nature and is not intended to serve as a substitute for the advice of a physician.

Note: Tips to Grow By are copyrighted, and photocopying of Tips to Grow By is prohibited.



Infants and Newborns

IN239   Reading Books to Babies
When, how and what to read to your baby.
 
IN238   Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Identifies risk factors associated with SIDS and offers strategies for reducing those risks.
 
IN237   Learning, Play and Your Baby
Encouraging your newborn to learn through sensory play.
 
IN235   Building Your Child’s Brain
Encouraging imaginative play and critical thinking.
 
IN234   Jaundice in Healthy Newborns
Types of jaundice; causes and treatment in newborns
 
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Toddlers and Preschoolers

TP311   Disciplining Your Child
General discipline guidelines for school-age children, including setting house rules and routines and positive reinforcement guidelines.
 
TP309   Bedtime Problems (PDF)
Types, causes, treatment and prevention of bedtime problems.
 
TP308   Temper Tantrums
Causes, prevention and coping strategies for temper tantrums in young children.
 
TP305   Security Blankets
How and why security blankets become needed; how and when to break the bond.
 
TP303   Toilet Training
How to tell when your child is ready; strategies and techniques for successful training.
 
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Kids and Teens

KT804   Dental Health
Guide to dental care from infancy to adulthood, including cavity prevention and first aid for tooth injuries.
 
KT418   Talking to Your Child About Puberty
The physical and emotional changes experienced during puberty.
 
KT401   Leaving Your Child Home Alone (PDF)
How to tell if your child is ready to be home alone, safety tips and ways to make home alone more comfortable for you and your child.
 
KT1130   Sleep Problems in Teens
Tips to help you and your teen get a good night's sleep, including sleep problems and how to deal with them and how to establish a sleep routine.
 


Safety

SA507   Choking
Common choking hazards and how to avoid them.
 
SA506   Bike Safety
How to choose equipment; proper use of helmets; the importance of training.
 
SA502   Poison Prevention
Tips for poison proofing your home and ensuring your child's safety.
 
SA501   Skateboarding Safety
How to choose equipment; proper use of helmets and pads; the importance of training.
 


Illness and Injury

General Illness Topics

GI604   Preparing Your Child for Hospitalization
How to prepare your child and yourself for a trip to the hospital.
 
GI602   Head Lice
How to spot lice, and how to get rid of them.
 

Specific Illnesses and Injuries

SI746   Fleas, Ticks, Bedbugs and Chiggers
Recognizing the difference between flea, tick, bedbug and chigger bites; symptoms they cause; signs of infection; and how to get rid of them.
 
SI730   Eczema
Causes, treatment and symptoms of eczema.
 
SI728   Migraines and Other Headaches
Symptoms and treatment for headaches, including migraines.
 
SI723   Nosebleeds
Causes, treatment and prevention of nosebleeds.
 
SI719   Constipation
Tips for preventing and treating constipation in infants and children.
 
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Wellness/Disease Prevention

Disease Prevention

DP904   Growth Charts
Explains why doctors use growth charts to look for normal growth patterns and also to recognize growth disorders.
 
DP903   Secondhand Smoke
The dangers of exposing children to secondhand smoke.
 
DP902   Kids and Smoking
How your smoking may affect your child's health and how to keep your kids from picking up the habit.
 
DP901   Immunizations
The importance of vaccinations, including recommended shots and when to get them.
 

Wellness Visits

WV1007   Preschool Well Visit
This series emphasizes the importance of regular doctor visits. Each Tip explains what to expect during the visit, including immunizations and routine tests, as well as typical developmental stages for each age range.
 
WV1006   1-2 Year Old Well Visit
This series emphasizes the importance of regular doctor visits. Each Tip explains what to expect during the visit, including immunizations and routine tests, as well as typical developmental stages for each age range.
 
WV1005   18 Month Old Well Visit
This series emphasizes the importance of regular doctor visits. Each Tip explains what to expect during the visit, including immunizations and routine tests, as well as typical developmental stages for each age range.
 
WV1004   08-12 Month Old Well Visit
This series emphasizes the importance of regular doctor visits. Each Tip explains what to expect during the visit, including immunizations and routine tests, as well as typical developmental stages for each age range.
 
WV1003   04-08 Month Old Well Visit
This series emphasizes the importance of regular doctor visits. Each Tip explains what to expect during the visit, including immunizations and routine tests, as well as typical developmental stages for each age range.
 
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Behavioral and Psychological Issues

BP413   Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Possible causes, symptoms and treatment of ADHD.
 
BP1131   Drug Abuse of Common Substances (PDF)
Identification of common household substances and backyard plants, which when used for illicit purposes, can produce effects similar to illegal and abused drugs.
 
BP1110   Childhood Stress
Causes of childhood stress and how you can help your child cope.
 
BP1108   Separation Anxiety
Causes of separation anxiety at different ages; how to help your child cope with and avoid anxiety.
 

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