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.
It’s back to school time! But what does that mean? For you it might mean a bit more quiet time at home. For your kids it might mean a new school, new classroom, new teacher, and maybe even a new Wonder Woman backpack. But as we get ourselves and our kids ready for a new year, we also want to remember that back to school isn’t just about getting back to academics. It’s also about getting back to great friends, making new ones, and having other social experiences.
As we unpack boxes, arrange furniture, and start thinking about other touches that will make our office home feel warm and welcoming, we want to let you know about some of the benefits this new space offers …
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.
May marks National Military Appreciation Month. When we come together as a community to support military related children, their parents, and the professionals who work with military families everyone benefits. Let’s discuss concrete ways you can show your support this month and beyond!
How your child interacts, plays, learns, behaves, and moves gives you important clues about your child’s development from the day he or she is born. This post includes a checklist of the milestones we would expect to see a baby reach by the end of 9 months.
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.
How your child interacts, plays, learns, behaves, and moves gives you important clues about your child’s development from the day he or she is born. This post includes a checklist of the milestones we would expect to see a baby reach by the end of 6 months.