Parent Education & Support

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February 22, 2024 in News, Parent Education & Support

RMC Parents as Teachers Recognized as Blue Ribbon Affiliate

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) Parents as Teachers (PAT) program has been recognized by the national Parents as Teachers office as an exemplary Blue Ribbon Affiliate. To ensure children and families are receiving the highest quality services possible, the Parents as Teachers program developed the Quality Endorsement and Improvement Processes....

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February 5, 2024 in News, Parent Education & Support

Keeping Kids Active During Winter

Exercise is essential, no matter the season. However, it can be especially difficult to keep your family active during the short, cold winter months. Regional Medical Center (RMC) Parents as Teachers (PAT) shares their tips and ticks on how to keep your family motivated during this last stretch of winter. ...

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January 10, 2024 in News, Parent Education & Support

Helping Youth Cope with Post Holiday Blues

The end of the year can be a very busy time for many families. This time of year provides time for families to spend together, breaks from school and anticipated fun festivity and holiday traditions.  An abrupt transition from holiday time off to the daily school routine can be challenging...

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Child Safety Gift Guide

December 5, 2023 in News, Parent Education & Support

Child Safety Gift Guide

Gift-giving is hard, especially when you’re deciding what to get children in your life. It can be particularly hard to choose a safe toy for babies, toddlers, preschoolers or school-aged kids. The Regional Medical Center (RMC) Parents as Teachers have developed a child safety gift guide for young children that...

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A Guide for Parents on The Flu_website

November 16, 2023 in News, Parent Education & Support

A Guide for Parents on The Flu

As a parent, this time of year can be especially difficult to navigate due to the increased number of illnesses. Regional Medical Center’s (RMC) Parents as Teachers (PAT) are providing parents a guide on things to know about influenza or the “flu” and ways to protect their children from getting...

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October 26, 2023 in News, Parent Education & Support

Treat and Street Smarts

Halloween is an exciting time for traditions like trick-or-treating. As parents and guardians, it is our job to protect our little ones from very real dangers. The Regional Medical Center (RMC) Parents as Teachers team have prepared some “treat and street smarts” to share with your young ones. Halloween is...

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September 18, 2023 in News, Parent Education & Support

Car Seat Safety

Regional Medical Center (RMC) Parents as Teachers (PAT) recognizes Child Passenger Safety Week (September 17-23, 2023) and is dedicated to educating parents and caregivers about the importance of correctly choosing, installing and using car seats, booster seats and seat belts.  Life can get hectic, but taking the time to double...

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August 2, 2023 in News, Parent Education & Support

Transitioning Back to School

As the start of the school year approaches, young children often face challenges transitioning back to their structured program. A new school year often means a lot of changes including new routines, people and places.  Parents and guardians of young children–start preparing your kids for this transition back to school...

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Staying Present in Children’s Lives_website

June 12, 2023 in News, Parent Education & Support

Staying Present in Children’s Lives

As Father’s Day is fast approaching, Regional Medical Center (RMC) Parents as Teachers (PAT) reminds parents that the presence of a father can have so many positive impacts on their child(ren)’s life.  Research shows a significant positive correlation between loving and nurturing fathers and children’s positive development and behavior. No...

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April 18, 2023 in News, Parent Education & Support

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Every year April is designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Just as it is important to lay a strong foundation when building a house, likewise, when raising children it is important to nurture a strong environment which a child can depend on.  Unfortunately, children may be exposed to toxic stress...

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March 23, 2023 in News, Parent Education & Support

Overexposed Parents Leading to Distracted Parenting

In today’s day and age, the overuse of technology is affecting many aspects of our lives. We are constantly exposed and connected, leading to an unrealistic expectation of being available all of the time. It can be hard to unplug and step away from the distractions and be present for...

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January 25, 2023 in News, Parent Education & Support

Supporting Children’s Mental Wellness

As we begin a new year, it’s a great time to focus on mental wellness. Specifically, children’s mental wellness. Regional Medical Center’s (RMC) Parents as Teachers (PAT) reminds parents/caregivers that cultivating a positive environment for children’s mental health is just as important as protecting their physical well-being.  How do we...

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