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Parental addiction’s impact on children

It goes without saying that children need nurturing, safe and stable environments to help them grow up healthy. The quality of interactions with adult parents or caregivers will shape children’s brain architecture as it grows, creating the foundation for their future...

Parenting class provides a fresh start for families

The Children & Family Resource Center offers some opportunities for those of you who are parenting young children to gain a fresh start in 2019. Years ago, I was struggling to parent a child who was whining. I was talking about an episode at work one morning when...

Embracing our homeless youth

A variety of resources report that over the past few years, homeless families make up between 34 percent to 41 percent of the total U.S. homeless population and are the fastest growing demographic of homeless people. Here in our own community, Henderson County Public...

When parents aren’t ‘good at math’

In these first few weeks of school, I wonder how many parents have heard complaints from their children about math, and how many have responded with something about how bad they used to be at math. Adults can have very strong and negative feelings about math. We...

Kids’ social-emotional competence

A tremendous amount of social-emotional development occurs in early childhood and continues through life. It includes how children learn to express and manage their own emotions, their ability to understand others’ expression of emotions, form attachments, or play...