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    House a mess? Here's how to encourage your kids to do chores

    Are you tired of begging your kids to put away their toys or clean up their rooms? Then read on for advice from our local experts for tried-and-true strategies without a lot of fuss. …

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    Safe sleeping arrangements can save your baby's life

    Did you know the risk of infant death is 40 times higher when your baby sleeps with you? Find helpful safe sleep tips here to prevent a tragedy. …

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    Video: Fear your child is depressed? Here are some warning signs.

    Think your child might be depressed? How can you tell? First, remember that signs and symptoms of depression in children will vary, says psychiatrist Patrice Harris, former president of the American Medical Association. Signs could include: * A sad …

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    Video: Summer Reading Tip- Is your child reading 15 minutes a day?

    Did you know that reading 15 minutes a day will help keep your child on track during the summer? Those 15 minutes can help children retain what they have learned, making them stronger and more confident readers and preparing them for the next grade. …

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    Video: Smooth back-to-school worries with routines

    How can you keep your child focused on school when there are so much going on related to the pandemic? How can you ease their worries? Creating routines go a long way to creating a sense of security for children, says Darla Mullenix, the director of …

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    Video: Your preschooler doesn't want to go to bed. Here are some quick tips

    As a parent, night time is your time. Unless your young child refuses to go to bed. Then night time can become a battle. What's a parent to do? Here are some quick tips from the Center for Child Counseling on getting your child to bed! If you want t …

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    Thinking about skipping shots? Doctors debunk those rumors

    Some parents consider skipping or delaying vaccinations because of rumors on the internet. But local experts urge parents to follow their doctor's recommendations. Here's why . . . …

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    Video: How toxic stress and trauma affects children and teens

    Whether it is toxic stress suffered by a young child or trauma experienced by a teen, it's important for adults to recognize and address what the child has been through. Failing to examine the child's experiences could lead to consequences that carry …

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    Video: Ask an expert: Effects of toxic stress | EveryParentPBC.org

    Toxic stress can have a long-term impact on the mental health of children, unless a buffering adult relationship can help support the child. Dr. Neil Boris explains how the absence of a consistent, close caregiver increases the likelihood of children …

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    Video: Going for a swim? Don't forget to bring a buddy!- Water Safety Tip

    Before you jump into the water, remember to never swim alone. Always have a buddy with you. That way, if you have any problems in the water, your buddy can make sure you get the help you need. This water safety tip is brought to you by mascots from …

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    Video: Helping your child adjust to your divorce

    Divorce is hard on everyone in a family. You want to minimize the emotional disruption for your children as much as possible. That means communicating that while things are going to change, what's not going to change is that parents love them, says C …

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    Video: Look before you lock! Don't leave your child behind in a car!

    Any time in Florida is a good time to remind parents about the dangers of leaving a child alone in a hot car. Did you know the inside of a car can reach 125 degrees in just a matter of minutes. And did you know that a young child’s body heats up thre …

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    Video: What you need to know about VPK

    Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) is a free educational program open to all 4-year-olds in Florida. It's not only a great opportunity to prepare your child for elementary school, but it's also free! Offered at almost 400 locations throughout Palm Beac …

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    Video: Ask an expert: What is toxic stress? | EveryParentPBC.org

    Children can experience two types of stress: tolerable stress which supports children's psychological growth and toxic stress which is repeated adverse experiences that can create a physiological reaction in babies. Dr. Neil Boris shares that the key …

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    Your family facing homelessness? Don't be afraid to ask for help

    Agencies in Palm Beach County work together to help families find stable housing. If you're on the verge of homelessness, here are all the details from our local experts on how reach out for assistance. …

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    Video: Trouble getting your young child to bed? Get creative!

    "I don't want to go to bed." No parent ever wants to hear those words. Getting your young child to go to bed can be a challenge sometimes. But rather than get upset, get creative! Here are some quick tips from the Center for Child Counseling: * Wh …

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    Hugs, kisses, consistency — great ways to show love to your child

    We know how easy it is to get lost in a cycle of chores, responsibilities and deadlines. That’s when it’s time to hit the pause button and consider the powerful force that is motivating you to work so hard for your child: love. Read on for expert tip …

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    Video: Ask an expert: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) | EveryParentPBC.org

    Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) occurs in children when they encounter early abuse and neglect. Dr. Neil Boris explains how early abuse and neglect can lead to adult diseases like heart disease, depression, suicide, or cancer, and can promote viol …

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    Video: What kids have felt during the pandemic - And it's OK!

    The pandemic turned children's lives upside down and left a lot of them sad and confused, says Darla Mullenix, the director of the Childcare and Community Social Emotional Wellness Program at the Center for Child Counseling. That's why it is so impo …

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    Video: Quick Tips on Getting Your Child to Listen

    Is your young child not listening at all? When you ask them to do something do they ignore you or answer, "No"? Time to re-think your approach. Try the F-L-A technique--Feeling, Limit and Alternative. It's easy to remember! Let experts from the Cent …

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    Help protect children from abuse

    If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, you are responsible to report it to the Florida Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-962-2873, which is run by the state Department of Children & Families. Not sure it's abuse? Then here are some guideline …

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    Video: Ask an expert: Can you spoil a baby? | EveryParentPBC.org

    There is a thin line between spoiling a child and not setting a limit. Dr. Neil Boris shares how comforting children is healthy for you and your child, and how not setting limits can create challenges. As long as children are aware of their limits, i …

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    Video: Ask an expert: Parental depression | EveryParentPBC.org

    Depression in parents and caregivers can influence the serve and return interaction between mothers/fathers/caregivers and babies. Dr. Neil Boris shares how children seek an emotional connection when they smile or gaze at their parents, but people wh …

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    Video: Are your kids fighting all the time? Here are some quick tips to lower the volume.

    Sibling rivalry- it's a challenge for any parent. How do you keep the peace in the your house? Get some quick tips from Darla Mullenix, Director of School and Community Services at the Center for Child Counseling. Some quick tips: * Set firm rules …

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    Video: Ask an expert: Postpartum depression | EveryParentPBC.org

    It is common for new mothers to experience sleeplessness due to crying babies, distress or recovery from delivery during the postpartum period. Depression creeps in when that distress proceeds to a point where a mother's appetite, sleep and a joyous, …

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    Video: Ask an expert: Advice for new parents | EveryParentPBC.org

    No parent is perfect, no matter how seasoned in parenting and child development. According to Dr. Neil Boris, an infant/toddler development specialist, emotional connection and engagement help foster brain cell development in infants. Parents who sim …

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    Video: Quick tips for applying for Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)

    How old does your child have to be to apply for Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)? What documents do you need to enroll? Get some quick answers in this video to those two common questions about VPK. Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) is a free educationa …

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    Video: Ask an expert: Advice for a tired parent | EveryParentPBC.org

    From taking care of a newborn baby to going through the recovery of delivery, there's a lot that new parents go through. Sleeplessness becomes a common encounter in their lives as they find themselves dealing with crying babies. Dr. Neil Boris advise …

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    Register your 4-year-old for prekindergarten (Psst, it's free!)

    Have you heard of Florida's Voluntary Prekindergarten program? Your 4-year-old can prep for kindergarten in a yearlong or summer course — for free! Read on to learn how to enroll for this great opportunity. …

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    Video: What to look for in a VPK provider

    Finding the right Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) provider for your child can be a hard decision. Listen to local child care experts as they give some quick tips on what you need to consider. VPK is a free program open to all 4-year-olds. Offered at …

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    7 smart tips to get your teen to put down that phone and READ!

    With the rise of smartphones and video games, it's more challenging than ever to entice teens to read for pleasure. Here are seven smart ways from a local expert to get — and keep — your teen reading . . . …

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    What shots does my child need?

    Here are the vaccinations your young child needs in the first year and a half of life. …

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    Video: Looking for things to do in Palm Beach County? Check out the EveryParent App!

    Looking for something fun to do with your children this weekend? Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County has just what you need! Children’s Services Council’s free EveryParent app now features weekly 'Things to Do' updates for families wi …

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    Video: Remember, the little ones are listening.

    Sometimes we forget that young children soak in the world around them and how that can affect them, says therapists from the Center for Child Counseling. That's why it is important to remember to watch what you say around your children when it come …

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    You may want to put these local events on your family calendar!

    With more than 80 parks and recreation facilities run by Palm Beach County, families always have something fun to do together. In addition to large events at select locations, some facilities host weekly or monthly events. Read on for the details. …

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    Everything you want to know about VPK (voluntary prekindergarten)!

    Voluntary Prekindergarten, also known as VPK, is a free program designed to prepare 4-year-olds for kindergarten and build the foundation for their educational success. And it's free! Learn more, and watch videos, by clicking here. …

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    Video: My child has ADHD, what can I do?

    Getting an ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) diagnosis for your child may answer some of the behaviors you've been seeing like lack of concentration and impulsivity. But what comes next? What can you did as a parent? Here are some quick …

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    Video: Ask an expert: Talking to a baby | EveryParentPBC.org

    While communicating with a baby, people use motherese, which is a somewhat exaggerated or musical form of speech having no linguistic regards. Dr. Neil Boris encourages parents not to worry if there are delays in their child's speech development. Par …

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    Video: Ask an expert: What is "serve and return"? | EveryParentPBC.org

    Serve and Return is used to describe the back-and-forth interactions between a newborn baby and his or her parent. Dr. Neil Boris shows how Serve and Return interactions, like smiles, gazes and sounds are crucial in advancing the brain development of …

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    Video: Child not listening? Try F-L-A. Feeling. Limit. Alternative.

    Your young child not listening? Are you frustrated? Don't know what to do? Try the F-L-A technique--Feeling, Limit and Alternative. It's easy to remember! Just think Florida! Let experts from the Center for Child Counseling explain F-L-A. First, y …

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    Video: Why VPK?

    Did you know that the most significant growth and development in a child’s brain happen by the age of 5? That's why Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) is so important. VPK is a free, educational program open to all 4-year-olds that's offered at almost …

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    Video: Floaties don't prevent drownings. Life jackets do.- Water Safety Tip

    Don't be fooled by floaties. Floaties- also known as water wings- are not safety devices. They can easily slip of off a child's arm or deflate and they don't keep a child's head out of the water. Floaties also sometimes give parents a false sense of …

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    Video: Quick tips on helping your child with toilet training

    Toilet training your child can be a frustrating (and messy) experience. What can a parent do? Get some quick tips from Esperanza Gomez, a Triple P Practitioner with the Center for Family Services in West Palm Beach. Triple P stands for the Positive …

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    Video: Put down the phone. Watch kids around water!- Water Safety Tip

    Kids in the water? Put down that smartphone and eyes on the water! When kids are swimming, it's always important that there is a water watcher, a responsible adult who is paying attention to what's in the water. Drowning is a silent killer. This w …

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    Video: Child not listening? Try F-L-A. Feeling. Limit. Alternative.

    Your young child not listening? Are you frustrated? Don't know what to do? Try the F-L-A technique--Feeling, Limit and Alternative. It's easy to remember! Just think Florida! Let experts from the Center for Child Counseling explain F-L-A. First, y …

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    Video: 2 questions to ask if you suspect a loved one has postpartum depression

    Suspect someone you love is suffering from postpartum depression? If so, it's time to ask that person two critical questions, says Dr. Neil Boris. Those questions are: * Over the last two weeks, have you felt alone, down or depressed? * Has that exp …

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    Video: Worried your child is depressed? Here are some signs and triggers.

    How can you tell if your child is depressed? What could trigger your child to suffer from depression? What can you do if you believe your child is suffering from depression? Get some quick tips about children and depression from national experts. Wa …

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    Video: Quick tips for applying for Voluntary Prekindergarten in Palm Beach County

    How old does your child have to be to apply for Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)? What documents do you need to enroll? Get some quick answers in this video to those two common questions about VPK. Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) is a free educationa …

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