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October 2014 • #85
A Note from the Medical Editor
For many children (and you, their tired parents) bedtime can be the most dreaded time of day. You have likely had to put up with your child's clever strategies to delay going to bed: tantrums, demands for more book reading, pleas for water or milk and other tricks.
So, what can you do? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has a simple and clear message for parents: Brush, Book, Bed. The resources in this newsletter will help you get started.
As Halloween approaches, brushing your child’s teeth for two minutes, twice a day is especially important!
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor,
Featured Articles
Brush, Book, Bed: How to Structure Your Child’s Nighttime Routine
Bedtime can be stressful! Learn how to incorporate this routine into your child’s day; it will help him understand and learn to expect what comes next. Go >
Developmental Milestones of Early Literacy
In the spirit of making reading a part of every healthy childhood, check out this quick book-related look at these well-defined milestones. Go >
Toothbrushing Tips for Young Children
Help young kiddos practice brushing and learn how you can make it a good experience for them. Remember, every child has different skills and needs. Go >
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