Adopting a child is a joyful event. When a couple or family makes sure that children have a family that will care for them forever, it is a life-changing gift. And this gift can be multiplied when the whole community comes together in support of blended families.
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.
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...
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.