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St. Patrick’s Day Activities for the Family

March 5, 2018

Celebrating holidays throughout the year is always a fun time for families to spend extra time together. With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, it’s a great opportunity to provide you and your family with some fun St. Patrick’s Day activities. While wearing your green and keeping an eye out for leprechauns, try out a few […]

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Talking to Children about the Parkland Shooting

February 20, 2018

The devastating shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School has evoked many emotions—sadness, grief, helplessness, anxiety, and anger. Children struggling to cope with or understand their feelings may turn to trusted adults for help and guidance. Here are 5 things to consider when talking to your child about the tragedy. Start the conversation: After you […]

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5 Facts about Becoming a Foster Parent

February 15, 2018

Far too many families have missed the opportunity to foster because of common myths and misconceptions. We don’t want anyone to miss out on the chance to change lives! The requirements and day-to-day expectations vary with unique circumstances, but a little knowledge can go a long way — especially when the right information can make […]

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Understanding and overcoming adoption challenges

November 22, 2017

From the moment they take their first step into adoption, adoptive parents are faced with unique challenges: Attachment challenges Attachment is an emotional connection between a child and a caregiver that is neurologically and biologically driven.  Adopted children have experienced several broken or inappropriate attachments with significant people in their lives. This history of loss […]

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When it’s not just “typical” teenage behavior …

October 25, 2017

As parents, we understand that kids go through all types of stages and phases … and we also know that some of the most important life lessons can occur when our kids face and overcome fears, and we celebrate their triumphs together. But how do you know if your child’s behavior is just another stage […]

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How to tell if your child is a victim of bullying

October 19, 2017

Parents are one of the best lines of defense in stopping a bully. While bullying is still a major topic in schools today with a reported 1 in 4 kids experiencing physical, mental or verbal attacks. Social media like Snapchat, Instagram and Twitch are bringing bullies off school property with cyberbullying.  Teachers, school staff and […]

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Social media: The double-edged sword for teens

October 19, 2017

Technology’s a famous double-edged sword. For all of its benefits – convenience, access, anything-you-need-at-your-fingertips – it has just as many pitfalls … especially for children and teens. Think about your days in middle and high school. It was tough enough to deal with peer pressure, bullying and outrageous expectations. Now add technology and social media […]

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5 Top Tips to Childproof Your Home

September 20, 2017

Being a parent is exciting … scary … emotional … even confusing! Relax – we’re here to help you navigate this journey! It probably seems like every new milestone brings new joy … and, sometimes, new challenges. When your baby begins to crawl – and walk – it becomes a whole new ballgame! With your […]

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Going Back to Work without Worry

June 28, 2017

Whether you’re just returning from maternity/ paternity leave or going back to work after it’s been a while – being prepared will help manage the stress of your new life changes. Try these tips: Determine the best child care for you – There are many things to consider when picking the right child care for […]

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Summer Screen Time

June 28, 2017

With kids out of school for the summer they might be spending more time in front of screens than usual.   Most parents put screen time in the “Only in Moderation” category (along with junk food and sun exposure) but it can be hard to establish the boundaries when screens are everywhere. Most kids today […]

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