As your children grow and become more independent, parenting challenges evolve. Sometimes it can feel like your teen doesn’t need you as much as they used to. But teens still need their parents’ love, support, and guidance...
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 parental resilience.
It’s hard to believe that fall is already well underway and another successful Golf Tournament is behind us!
New research has found that the most successful interventions don’t just target reducing risk factors but work to promote protective factors.
We are living in difficult times. After the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia and in Durham, things feel uncertain and fragile. Then there was Hurricane Harvey. As the new board president of the Exchange Family Center, I wanted to touch base to tell you where we are and what we’re doing.
It’s back-to-school time. But preparing for the school year is about more than buying new school clothes, the latest superhero backpack, jumbo rolls of paper towels and all the things on your child’s school supply list.
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.