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Behavior of Newborns and Infants - Free Parenting Resources

31 Ways to Get Your Baby to Go to Sleep and Stay Asleep

Includes a discussion of night time parenting decisions, conditioning baby to fall asleep, transitioning techniques, and stay asleep techniques.

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A Guide for First Time Parents

A description of the basics in taking care of a newborn.

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American Academy of Pediatrics --Sleep Issues

Parenting help with information on bedtime activities, foods for sleep, sleep patterns, problems, schedules, and important information on SIDS.

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Child Behavior: What Parents Can Do to Change Their Child's Behavior

How to encourage positive behavior, tips for using "time out" and stopping misbehavior.

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Coping With Sleepless Nights

Advice for parents on coping with sleep deprivation and dealing with sleepless nights with your new baby.

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Disciplining Your Child

Discipline tips by age.

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Hand in Hand Parent Podcasts

HandInHand.org offers free parenting podcasts on topics such as bonding with your new baby, support for new dads, recovering from a difficult birth, and helping your baby with colic.  The site also has a number of parenting articles that focus on developing a stronger emotional connection with you child and developing a better family life as a result.

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Healthy Start, Grow Smart Series

Developed by the US Departments of Agriculture, Education, and Health and Human Services, these twelve booklets walk you through baby’s first year of life.  They include feeding tips, checkup information, stages of development, ways you can keep baby safe, and much more.  Also available in Spanish.

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Kids Growth--Head Banging

Up to the age of four, it is common for children, especially boys, to bang their heads on the floor or other stationary objects during temper tantrums, or rhythmically when they’re hurt, frustrated, or even overtired.

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Newborn Behavior

How a newborn sleeps, why they cry, their reflexes, and how they breathe, see, and hear.

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Newborn Sleep Patterns

This article includes a description of newborn sleep patterns and sleep states, a description of alert phases, how to help your baby fall asleep and sleep well, and recommendations for sleep positions and bedding to avoid Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  Also available in Spanish.

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Parenting and Child Development Fact Sheets & Bulletins with titles such as “Parenting the First Year,” and “Tackling the Bullying Issue.” All sheets are also available in Spanish.

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Separation Anxiety

Suggestions from the American Academy of Pediatrics to ease separation anxiety.

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Temper Tantrums

Why kids have tantrums, tactics for avoiding and coping with them, and when you should seek medical advice.

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Toddler Breath Holding

Learn how to deal with a child's breath holding spells.  Also available in Spanish.

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Toddler Milestone--Socialization

This article discusses when and how toddler socialization develops, what comes next, and when to be concerned.

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Zero to Three

“The Nation’s Leading Resource on the First Years of Life.”  Follow the “Parents” link to a “Parent’s A-Z” with articles on hundreds of topics, a tip of the week, FAQs, Brain Wonders (a section of the site devoted to brain development), and the national education campaign “The Magic of Everyday Moments.” It “is designed to help you and other caregivers understand and gain ideas for how to use simple, everyday moments to promote your child's social, emotional, and intellectual development.”

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