- ADHD/ADD Parent Letter
- Behavioral & ADHD Screening Intake Form
- Vanderbilt PARENT Assessment
- Vanderbilt TEACHER Assessment
- Vanderbilt PARENT FOLLOW UP Assessment
- Vanderbilt TEACHER FOLLOW UP Assessment
Allergy and Asthma Resources
- Food Allergy Website Handout
- Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
- Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America
- Kids with Food Allergies
- Tips for avoiding your food allergen
- Tips for early peanut introduction
BMI/Healthy Lifestyle Resources
- What is a BMI report?
- Dietary Recommendations by Age Group
- Healthy Plate Model
- Portion and Portion Control
- Exercise & Screen Time
- What is a Fasting Lipid Panel?
- Complications/Risks of Childhood Obesity
- Vitamin Chart
- Mineral Chart
- Things to Avoid
- Food, Nutrition and Health Tips
- Tips for Preschool Age Eaters
- Tips for Elementary Age Eaters
Carseat & Booster Seats
- Carseat General Information
- Carseat Check-up
- Forward Facing Carseats for Toddlers & Preschoolers
- Booster Seats for School Aged Children
MISSOURI LAW - 2017 **NOTE - MOST STATES HAVE BETTER CHILD SAFETY PROTECTION LAWS** IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO HAVE YOUR CHILD REAR FACING, BACK SEAT, UNTIL AT LEAST (MINIMUM) OF 2 YEARS OLD!!
Missouri law requires all drivers and front-seat passengers to wear seat belts. If the driver holds an intermediate driver license, all passengers must wear seat belts.
While safety belts offer excellent protection for adults, they are not designed to keep children safe in the event of a motor vehicle accident. Missouri law states:
- Children should stay in a rear-facing child safety seat until 1 year old and 20 lbs.
- A child less than 4 years old or weighing under 40 lbs. must be secured in a child passenger restraint system appropriate for the child.
- A child 4 through 7 years old, who also weighs at least 40 lbs. must be in a child passenger restraint system or booster seat until they are at least 80 lbs or 4 feet 9 inches tall.
- Children 8 years old and older or at least 80 lbs, or more than 4 feet 9 inches, may ride fastened in a seatbelt.
- All children under 16 years old must be properly secured in a vehicle.
The fine for violating Missouri's child safety law is $50 plus court costs. Child safety seat requirements do not apply to children who are being transported in a school bus or public carrier for hire.
If you have questions about Missouri's child safety restraint laws or wish to schedule a checkup to ensure your car seat is installed correctly, contact the Missouri Department of Transportation at (800) 800-2358.
Community Resource Links
- Autism Support ABC'nD Autism Center
- Breastfeeding Support St. Luke's Hospitals
- Breastfeeding Support La Leche League of KC
- Cancer Support American Cancer Society MO
- Cancer Support Survive & Thrive
- Developmental Support Programs Missouri First Steps
- Developmental Support Programs Parents as Teachers
- Down Syndrome Support Down Syndrome Guild of KC
- Domestic Violence Support Hope House
- Domestic Violence Support Safe House
- Missouri Mental Health Crisis Hotline 1.888.279.8188
- Poison Control Hotline 1.800.222.1222
- Special Healthcare Needs Support MO Dept of Health Services
- Suicine Prevention Hotline 1.800.273.8255
- Teen Dating Abuse Hotline 1.866.331.9474
- Youth America Hotline 1.877.YOUTHLINE
Immunization Helpful Links
- Missouri School Immunization Requirements
- CDC Vaccine Schedule
- CDC Immunization Catch-Up Schedule
Immunization Hesitancy? We encourage you to follow links below to do your own research.
- Vaccine Safety: Examine the Evidence
- Clear Answers and smart advice about your baby's shots
- What are the risks of not immunizing?
- What are the actual immunization ingredients?
- Do Immunizations cause Autism? Additonal info
- Do Immunizations cause any other major condition?
- Do Immunizations contain Thimerosol or Mercury? *we only give the PRESERVATIVE FREE SINGLE DOSE influenza not the MULTI-DOSE
- Are the dose sizes safe?
- Why do I need to give the Dtap immunization?
- Why do I need to give the Hep A immunization?
- Why do I need to give the Hep B immunization?
- Why do I need to give the Hib immunization?
- Why do I need to give the HPV immunization?
- Why do I need to give the Influenza immunization?
- Why do I need to give the Meningococcal immunization?
- Why do I need to give the MMR immunization?
- Why do I need to give the Pneumococcal immunization?
- Why do I need to give the Polio immunization?
- Why do I need to give the Rotavirus immunization?
- Why do I need to give the Varicella immunization?
Influenza risk factors and Tamiflu side effects
Iron Supplement Helpful Links
- Iron Supplement Source *not available in stores or pharmacy **Pay attention to the drug name and concentration as there are several offered on this site
- Explanation of Ferritin’s Role in Sleep
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), along with a multi-disciplinary expert panel, issued its new recommendations for appropriate sleep durations. The report recommends wider appropriate sleep ranges for most age groups. The results are published in Sleep Health: The Journal of the National Sleep Foundation . The National Sleep Foundation convened experts from sleep, anatomy and physiology, as well as pediatrics, neurology, gerontology and gynecology to reach a consensus from the broadest range of scientific disciplines. The panel revised the recommended sleep ranges for all six children and teen age groups. A summary of the new recommendations includes:
- Newborns (0-3 months): Sleep range narrowed to 14-17 hours each day (previously it was 12-18)
- Infants (4-11 months): Sleep range widened two hours to 12-15 hours (previously it was 14-15)
- Toddlers (1-2 years): Sleep range widened by one hour to 11-14 hours (previously it was 12-14)
- Preschoolers (3-5): Sleep range widened by one hour to 10-13 hours (previously it was 11-13)
- School age children (6-13): Sleep range widened by one hour to 9-11 hours (previously it was 10-11)
- Teenagers (14-17): Sleep range widened by one hour to 8-10 hours (previously it was 8.5-9.5)
- Younger adults (18-25): Sleep range is 7-9 hours (new age category)
- Is it Safe for Babies to Sleep with Blankets?
- Protect your Baby from SIDS and other Sleeping Injuries
- Sleep Problems that Keep Kids Up at Night
- Transitioning your Kid's Bedtime for Back to School
Speech and Language
- 6 month old speech and language skills
- 1 year old speech and language skills
- 2 year old speech and language skills
- 3 year old speech and language skills
- 4 year old speech and language skills
- 5 year old speech and language skills
- 6 year old speech and language skills
- 7 year old speech and language skills
- 8 year old speech and language skills