The transition from being a teenager to becoming a young adult can be one of the most difficult times in our lives. Not only is it challenging for teens, but parenting your teen can also be scary for you as a parent or caretaker. With so much happening in such a short window of time, it’s reasonable to feel overwhelmed.
Now that the kids are out of school and summer is in full swing, you might be thinking about vacation travel plans. Whether you’re hitting the road over the river and through the woods to see relatives or taking to the air, traveling with kids always brings extra challenges.
As much fun as it is to experience new adventures through the eyes of your children, stress and strain can put a damper on things both for you and your little ones. But planning ahead and taking a little time to prepare can help everyone focus on creating happy memories instead of losing their composure. Let’s look at some of the top travel trips from parenting and travel experts.
Educate yourself about parenting after domestic violence with these 3 myths and facts. How will you support those in your community dealing with domestic violence during Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October?
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Whether you have recently left an abusive relationship, are still in one, or are looking for ways to support the survivors in your life, this blog post will give you some tips to help adults build strong, positive relationships with children that protect children from the negative results of being exposed to domestic violence
Reaching your child’s first birthday is a huge child development milestone! As you think back on the past 12 months, think of all the growth and development. Your child has transformed from a helpless newborn into an independent little person. What a difference a year makes!
As families in eastern North Carolina face cleaning up after the damage and devastation left in Hurricane Florence’s wake, it’s a good time to consider resilience. We’ve discussed 5 protective factors in the past that buffer and support children and families even during stressful times like these. It seems especially apt, given the disaster affecting our region to look closely at the fourth of these protective factors here: concrete support in good times and in bad.
We celebrated Father’s Day earlier this June. An involved father’s impact on his child’s life is worth more than a few hard lessons, good stories, and (bad) dad jokes. Here we explore 10 tips to celebrate being a better dad everyday by getting involved to raise happier kids.
All children benefit from unstructured playtime with other children, including their siblings, and even playing by themselves. But there are special benefits that come from playing with a parent or other loving adults.
Children develop at different rates, but there are certain skills that children are expected to develop by particular ages. When children do not reach these milestones within the expected timeframe, parents and caregivers may become concerned.