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Ever wished you had a personal connection with a pediatrician? or expert on child development? After all, kids don’t come with instruction manuals. With PAL’s new service, PAL by Text,  you’ll receive tips, suggested activities, and information on physical and mental health, emotional wellbeing, safety, brain development, encouragement, and more – from trusted experts like Zero to Three, PBS, the Special Olympics, and others. Plus you’ll receive alerts about community resources and family-friendly events in your area. Parent like a Pro; text “PAL” to 274448.

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As parents it is our responsibility to help our children learn to manage their behavior and control their emotions in appropriate ways.

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As a parent the health and safety of your child is paramount. We offer helpful information to help ensure your child is all of the above.

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Talking with your child can impact them more than you know. You can help instill core values they will live by for the rest of their lives.

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