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The Importance of Young Children Having the Opportunity to Socialize

August 4, 2017
Many parents have questions about how their kids can learn to socialize. The following questions come up frequently at our center: Q: Why does my child hide and show fear when adults enter her classroom? A: At eighteen months, kids begin their first transition towards autonomy. They want to explore...
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5 Parenting Intentions to Always Aim For

August 4, 2017
intention: inˈten(t)SH(ə)n/ (noun) an aim or plan (Websters, 2005) Here is a quick list of ways to improve your parenting to enjoy success with those whom mean most to you, your children. Understand your past and how it affects your present . Attachment theorists understand that the greatest...
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Técnicas y Métodos Para Disciplinar a los Niños Pequeños

August 4, 2017
1.¿Qué es lo más importante cuando pensamos en la disciplina de nuestros hijos? La prevención es imprescindible con los niños menores de 5 años Asegúrese de que estén alimentados y hayan dormido bien. El hambre y el sueño provocan mala conducta en los niños. Mantenga una rutina estricta. La rutina...
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Methods and Techniques for Discipling Young Children

August 4, 2017
1. What is most important when we think about disciplining our kids? Prevention is essential for children under five. Make sure that they are well fed and well rested. Hunger and sleepiness cause bad behavior in children. Maintain a strict routine. A routine helps children anticipate what is going to happen and when it is going to happen in their daily lives. This creates security and autonomy, which reduce bad behavior in children.
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Breastfeeding America: What We Know

August 1, 2017
This piece is published in partnership with Echoing Ida, a Forward Together Program. Current data indicates that black women have the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the US. There are many reasons for this, including lack of access to resources, substandard healthcare, personal choice and...
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Watch MomsRising's Panel Discussion on Raising Bilingual Kids!

July 20, 2017
For many of us, our language is intimately tied to our culture, how we connect with our loved ones, and how we navigate our communities. But what does it mean to parent multilingual kids? Whether you’re trying to navigate the ins and outs of raising a bilingual kid, aren’t sure if you should be...
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KidsRising Takeover: NJISJ

July 18, 2017
Last week on KidsRising, we had a complete takeover by the incredible New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (NJISJ). This non-profit organization focuses on assisting New Jersey urban communities in employment opportunities, community-oriented alternatives to incarceration for youth, and changing...
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When Children Stop Learning For Summer Vacation They Lose Out More Than You Know.

July 12, 2017
Summer fun needs to be Educational! Don't let the children miss out! @DetroitSchlTalk Read up on ways to make summer learning fun .
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#MomsReading Summer Fun!

July 10, 2017
Welcome to another installment of #MomsReading! In this series, we discuss books and activities that parents and care providers can use to build a child’s social and emotional development. The rest of the posts in the series can be found here . Social-emotional skills support the success of...
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Tell Congress to Stop Picking on Our Most Vulnerable Children!

July 7, 2017
It is unfathomable to me that week after week I must continue to defend the Medicaid program that for more than 50 years has protected the health and well-being of tens of millions of America’s most vulnerable . We know many of the 37 million children enrolled in Medicaid today are from poor or low...
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