Not every family grows in the same way. While many parents experience the birth of their biological children, other parents experience the journey of adopting children who are forever theirs.
The discovery that our brains contain “mirror neurons” is relatively new in the field of neuropsychology. How, you might ask, does that have anything to do with positive parenting? The answer is that mirror neurons assist hugely in the development of empathy and attunement in very young children and older humans, as well.
As a parent or caregiver, it can be challenging to find or know about all of the resources available for your child.
It is never too early to start reading to infants and toddlers. People say early reading is important, but why?
Winter has arrived, and with the colder months now upon us, it’s a great time to enjoy the twinkly lights, celebrate the glistening snow and give back to your community.
“Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.” That expression works for adults but not so well for children. How can we possibly walk a mile in our children’s shoes, especially if our children can’t walk?
Adequate movement throughout the school day will build healthy bodies and focused minds. Movement not only produces successful students, but it also prepares children to become healthy adults who will be effective in their careers and model healthy behavior for their own children.
Two to three in 1,000 children are born with detectable hearing loss in one or both ears. Sometimes, mild hearing loss at birth may progress to more severe hearing loss once the child gets home from the hospital.
Over the past decade, well-known women such as Brooke Shields and Marie Osmond have bravely shared their stories about postpartum depression. Their stories are not necessarily unique, but have helped us understand PPD is real and something to take seriously.
Grand Futures Prevention Coalition would like to remind you of the importance of limiting the use of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana and to steer clear of illegal substances this holiday season and always.
In this day and age of single-parent child rearing, it is still possible to raise a well- mannered, healthy child with self-esteem in place. Achieving this goal requires investing extra time and effort to realize results for a lifetime.
Grand Futures Prevention Coalition would like to reiterate the importance of limiting youth access to alcohol, marijuana, tobacco and other drugs and expound upon the Social Host Ordinance. If you don’t permit it, you don’t promote it. Think smart this holiday season, and don’t allow your child to underage drink.
Several major transitions often occur in adult life: leaving home, first major employment, marriage, empty nest, retirement. All these events create both excitement and challenge, however the transition to parenthood ranks as the most exhilarating, but also the most challenging of all.
Spending quality time with your children tells them they are valued, leads to more closeness, creates special memories, develops better trust and communication and results in an overall stronger lifetime relationship between you and your child.
What do our children need? A home that is safe and secure and parents who protect them. A sense of routine and stability. A belief that when things go wrong in the outside world, their homes will provide comfort, help and support.