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June 2013 • #53
A Note from the Medical Editor

During the summer months when schedules and routines change, many parents have difficulty enforcing the same degree of discipline they do during the school year. While it is a good idea to allow kids freedom from the school year’s tight structure, it is important to keep things such as bedtimes and chores the same.

In this newsletter, we share some helpful articles on how to better communicate with your children and avoid arguments.

~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor,

Featured Articles
Time-Outs 101
Time-outs can be a useful discipline tool. Learn when to use them, how long they should last, and how to be consistent.  Go >
Improving Family Communications
Being available and a good listener are key ways you can keep the communication lines open. Learn more here.  Go >
Staying Out Late and Curfews
Curfews during the summer months are often at the root of many arguments. Here are some tips on how to discuss this important topic with your child.  Go >
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Parents of 12-18 Year Olds: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is collecting input from 12-18 year-olds on critical parenting issues to help us in an upcoming AAP publication for parents.

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