The holiday season is a magical time for most kids, filled with gifts and goodies. And, even though it’s good to make the holidays special for your little one, it’s also important to show them that giving back is what truly makes the season wonderful.
The month of October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness month throughout the United States to create an awareness of this issue with the general public and to identify support services and resources for victims of domestic violence. This 30-day campaign lets victims know they don’t have to hide behind masks to protect themselves, but to seek help because there are supports out there waiting for them to speak out.
Providing structure for your child helps encourage healthy growth and development. Much like in school, having a schedule alleviates the fear of uncertainty, which often lessens the chances of behavioral outbursts. Creating these positive behavior routines (schedules) can often be challenging for parents to do at home. Even though it may take some time to get a routine setup, once it is in place, families typically experience less stress, see less meltdowns and have children who are in a better place emotionally.
With the start of the school year upon us, your child’s anxiety, excitement, or overall emotional state may be heightened. It’s important to remember that kids (and parents, too!) need time to adjust to a new routine and a new environment. To help your child prepare for the upcoming school year, try out these three tips to make their introduction into a new classroom as smooth as possible.
As we hope to help make families safe and strong, the Crisis Nursery Serving Wright County is starting this blog to post parenting tips, relevant stories and news, and to keep our community up-to-date on our happenings and the great work we do!
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