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The Nurturing Parent

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  1. Introduction
  2. Getting Started & Assessment
    Description and Orientation
  3. Change, Growth and Letting Go
  4. My Life Script
  5. Nurturing Parenting
    Nurturing as a Lifestyle
  6. Nurturing Skills Rating Scale
  7. Cultural Parenting Traditions
    My Cultural Portrait
  8. Developing Spirituality in Parenting
    Ways to Increase Spirituality
  9. Making Good Choices
    Smoking and My Child's Health
  10. Families & Alcohol Use
  11. Families and Alcohol Use Questionnaire
  12. 12 Steps to Keeping Children Drug Free
  13. Self-Awareness Quiz
  14. Love, Sex, STDs and AIDS
  15. Dating, Love and Rejection
  16. Touch, Personal Space, and Date Rape
  17. Possessive and Violent Relationships
  18. Growth and Development of Children
    Children's Brain Development
  19. The Male and Female Brain
  20. Ages & Stages: Appropriate Expectations
  21. Ages & Stages: Infant Development
  22. Ages & Stages: Toddler Development
  23. Ages & Stages: Preschooler Development
  24. Ages & Stages: Skills Strips
  25. Feeding Young Children Nutritious Foods
  26. Toilet Training
  27. Keeping My Children Safe
  28. The Importance of Touch
    The Importance of Parent/Child Touch
  29. Infant & Child Massage (Refer to the Nurturing Book for Babies and Children)
  30. Developing Empathy
    Developing Empathy
  31. Getting My Needs Met
  32. Myths and Facts About Spoiling Your Children
  33. Recognizing and Understanding Feelings
    Helping Children Learn How to Handle Their Feelings
  34. "Feelings" Exercise
  35. Criticism, Confrontation and Rules for "Fair Fighting"
  36. Problem Solving, Decision Making, Negotiation and Compromise
  37. Managing and Communicating Feelings
    Understanding and Handling Stress
  38. Understanding and Expressing Anger
  39. Understanding Discipline
    Improving Self-Worth
  40. Measuring My Self-Worth
  41. Children's Self-Worth
  42. Ten Ways to Improve Children's Self-Worth
  43. Developing Personal Power in Children and Adults
  44. Helping Children Manage Their Behavior
  45. Understanding Discipline
  46. Developing Family Morals and Values
  47. Developing Family Rules
  48. Child Proofing Your Home
  49. Home Safety Checklist
  50. Safety Reminders by Age
  51. Rewards and Punishments
    Using Rewards to Guide and Teach Children
  52. Using Punishments to Guide and Teach Children
  53. Praising Children and Their Behavior
  54. Time Out
  55. Punishing Children's Inappropriate Behavior
    Why Parents Spank Their Children
  56. Verbal and Physical Redirection
  57. Ignoring Inappropriate Behavior
  58. Developing Nurturing Parenting Routines
    Establishing Nurturing Parenting Routines
  59. Nurturing Diapering and Dressing Routine
  60. Nurturing Feeding Time Routine
  61. Nurturing Bath Time Routine
  62. Nurturing Bed Time Routine
  63. Prenatal Parenting
    Changes in Me and You
  64. Body Image
  65. Keeping Our Bodies and Babies Healthy
  66. Health and Nutrition
  67. Fetal Development
  68. Foster and Adoptive Parents
    Foster & Adoptive Children: Attachment, Separation, and Loss
  69. Expectations on foster and Adopted Children
  70. Worksheet for Adoptive Parents
  71. Worksheet for Foster Parents
    Parenting Resources
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Smoking and My Child’s Health

Hope4Families October 12, 2022

TOPIC: Smoking And Health Risks

According to the CDC (2020)

Factors Associated With Youth Tobacco Use:

  • At the current rate among use (5.6 million) in the US younger than 18 will die from a smoking-related illness. That’s one out of every 13 Americans aged 17 years or younger who are alive today.
  • Nearly 9 out of 10 adults who smoke cigarettes daily, first try prior to the age of 18, 99% by age 26.
  • Each day about 1,600 youths smoke their first cigarette and nearly 200 youth start smoking everyday.
  • Flavorings can make tobacco products more appealing.
  • In 2020, 85% of high school students and 74% of middle school students who reported using tobacco products in the past 30 days reported using a flavored tobacco product.
  • E-cigarettes have been the most commonly used tobacco product among youth since 2014.
  • After increasing between 2014-19, a decrease in e-cigarettes.
  • Many young people use two or more tobacco products.
  • White teens smoke more than Black teens with Hispanic teens somewhere in the middle.
  • Teens that performed poorly in school are more likely to be smokers.
  • From 2011 to 2020 current use of cigars among this age group went down.
  • From 2011 to 2020 current use of hookah (water pipes) did not change among middle schoolers.
  • In 2020 between 1.3-1.4% of all adolescents reported using heated tobacco in the past 30 days. 
  • Heated tobacco delivers nicotine to the user by heating the leaves rather than the nicotine containing liquid such as e-cigarettes.
  • Mass media normalizing teen use of tobacco.
  • Youth seeing other young people using tobacco.
  • High school athletes are more likely to use smokeless tobacco.
  • Young people are more likely to use smokeless tobacco if their parents use smokeless tobacco.
  • Biologic and genetic factors that may make quitting more difficult.
  • Mental health: strong relationship between youth smoking, depression, anxiety and stress.
  • Personal views: positive outcomes such as weight loss, coping with stress etc.
  • Other influences: lower socioeconomic status, education, doing poorly in school, low self-image, advertising etc.

TOPIC: Effects Of Second-Hand Smoke On The Help Of Unborn Children

  • “Second-hand” smoke is a major cause in children’s illnesses.
  • It contains more than 7,000 chemicals, of which hundreds are toxic and about 70 can cause cancer.
  • It is linked to lower respiratory tract infections (croup and pneumonia).
  • It is linked to increased fluid in the middle ear (ear infections).
  • It is linked to reduced lung function.
  • It is linked to additional episodes of asthma.
  • It is associated with cancers and leukemia in childhood.

TOPIC: Positive vs. Negative Role Model

To be a role model as a parent means to set an example for your children to follow. Positive and negative has to do with the behaviors that are being modeled. A parent smoking is a negative role model because of the health consequences associated with it.

Try This…

  1. Discussed the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke with members of your family.
  2. If you smoke, identify the steps you need to take to stop.