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Contents 72


76 Ten Ways to Be an Involved Dad Open the door to a meaningful relationship with your kids By Michael Corjulo, MSN, APRN, CPNP, AE-C


Fatherhood


78 Seeking a Sitter? How to fi nd the best choice for your family By Nicole Boucher, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC


Home Front


86 A Family’s Best Friend Choosing the perfect pet


By Jo Ann B. Serota, DNP, CPNP, FAANP


90 Say Thank You — Please! Cultivating good manners in


Etiquette 78


your children By Rhonda Hertwig, CPNP, AE-C


92 “I’m in Love” Discuss relationships, sex and your expectations so your teen can make healthy decisions By Jennifer Salerno, DNP, CPNP, FAANP


Puberty


96 On the Road Again How to ensure a fun, safe family excursion By Elizabeth Gephart, DNP


Car Travel


100 Fiscal Finesse Help your children develop fi nancial skills By the National Endowment for Financial Education


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Message to our readers: The contents of Ready, Set, Grow are for informational purposes only and should never replace the advice and care of a licensed health care professional. Neither NAPNAP nor CW Publishing Group guarantees the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of any information contained in this publication, and neither shall be liable for any loss, damage or injury directly or indirectly caused by or resulting from such information or its use. NAPNAP’s participation in this publication shall not in any manner be interpreted to constitute an endorsement by NAPNAP of any products or services that may be advertised or referenced herein.


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Pediatric Health Care Advisory Panel Jessica L. Peck


DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL Ann Petersen-Smith


PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, CPNP-AC


Jo Ann B. Serota DNP, CPNP, FAANP


Sheryl Zang EdD, FNP, CNS-BC


NAPNAP Staff Executive Director Cate Brennan, MBA, CAE


Director of Marketing and Strategic Projects Michele Stickel


Communications Coordinator Justin Worsley


www.napnap.org


CW Publishing Group Editor-in-Chief


VP Publishing Operations Elaine Marotta


Art Director Kara A. Kablack


Creative Associate Tamara Citroen Executive VP Sales Neil Agble Sales Manager Scott Andersen Senior Account Executive Elizabeth Glover Account Executives


John Bradley, Nykia Jones, Dan Schrotter, Jesse Watkins


Financial Controller  Operations Manager Kimberly Lewis Sales Associate Kat Supina


Group CFO James Ward


Group CEOs Dean Citroen Oren Wolf


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