Whether it’s a bad day at work, car trouble, or just a to-do list that is overwhelming, stress can make parenting extra challenging. Children can pick up on our frazzled state and start to show signs of stress too.
Eating well and getting plenty of physical activity helps families in many ways. And you can eat better and get active as a family--these steps toward a healthier life can even be fun!
Protective factors can serve as buffers, helping parents find resources, support, and coping strategies that allow them to parent more effectively. One protective factor is a strong community.
With the start of this new year, EFC’s Board of Directors has elected new members into leadership positions. We are excited to welcome these dedicated Board members into their new roles.
The Exchange Family Center has been providing support to children and families in Durham since 1992, but we would not be the agency we are today without the incredible commitment of our partners. Thank you for all that you do!
Thank you for Supporting The Exchange Family Center for 25 Years!
Creating a safe environment for children takes a concerted effort by not from parents, but from experts in child development experts and community members. This blog post addresses the significant findings from the CDC’s landmark study on ACEs and how we as a community can support each other in creating a nurturing environment for children.
We all have a special role to play when it comes to nurturing the children of our community. The North Carolina Children's Trust Fund helps to strengthen families and communities. North Carolina's Kids First License Plate Program was created to directly benefit this fund.
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Another common trap is for parents to see their child’s behavior problem as a passing phase and to expect him to grow out of it...