Positive Parenting

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Parenting can be a mixture of many different emotions. Any parent or caregiver will tell you there are highs and lows along the parenting journey. This is normal! What works for one parent may not work for another, as every child is different. Navigating through tough times can sometimes require the help of other family members or even your child’s pediatrician. Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness offers education and programming on positive parenting skills.

At Norton Children’s, we follow the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines along with KidsHealth.org. Visit their websites for trusted, physician-reviewed, up-to-date information to help you be the best parent and caregiver on topics such as:

Here are nine child-rearing tips that can help you be more fulfilled as a parent, according to KidsHealth:

  • Boost your child’s self-esteem
  • Catch your child being good and tell them
  • Set limits and be consistent with your discipline
  • Make time for your kids
  • Be a good role model
  • Make communication a priority
  • Be flexible and willing to adjust your parenting style
  • Show that your love is unconditional
  • Know your own needs and limitations as a parent

Safe Baby Essentials

Join us for this free class for expectant families and families with babies up to 6 months old. Parents will learn about the importance of tummy time, car seat safety, safe sleep practices, preventing child abuse and more.

Safe Kids

Safe Kids is a free class for families with children 6 months and older. Parents can learn about car seat safety, avoiding potential poisons, preventing burns, childproofing the home, water safety and more.

Safe Grandparenting

Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness offers a one-of-a-kind safety class just for grandparents. This class is recommended for people with grandchildren from newborns to age 8. Grandparents will learn about the latest child safety practices, including safe sleep practices, child passenger safety, childproofing your home, fire safety and more.

Safe Sitter

Did you know Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness has certified Safe Sitter instructors on our team who teach local and virtual Safe Sitter classes? Safe Sitter teaches the skills babysitters need to be prepared and responsible for their babysitting jobs.

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