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CDC-Halloween Safety

Fall celebrations like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times for children, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical activity, and focus… Continue Reading →

GoZen: 8 Ways a Child’s Anxiety Shows up as Something Else

8 Ways A Child’s Anxiety Shows Up as Something Else October 9, 2018 by Renee Jain Icebergs are deceiving because what you see on the surface is usually only a small fraction of what lies below. Observing the behavior of an anxious… Continue Reading →

Pregnancy and Children’s Sleep Resources

Bedtime Stress & COVID: 19 Wellness Tools For Kids Strategies for parents and kids to keep bedtime calm and stress-free – The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought dark times upon the world, and while much of America finds itself out… Continue Reading →

Building Resilience in Children

Resilience … it’s a familiar word. But what does it really mean?

Parents Supporting Parents

Background For the past several years, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) has been researching active models for promoting family engagement and the value of lived experience in driving system-change. DCF explored many different models and selected Iowa’s Parent… Continue Reading →

Managing Emotions and Stress Ages 13+

October 3, 2020by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education Lately, you might notice your teenager is having more emotional ups and downs, unpredictable moods or strong feelings. This should be no surprise, especially living in this pandemic. But even… Continue Reading →

Six Ways to Channel Your Inner Calm, So You Don’t Yell

August 13, 2020by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education Now more than ever, it’s easier to become angry and frustrated. COVID has made the simplest things in life a challenge and, conversely, difficult things seemingly impossible! Parents are faced… Continue Reading →

Friendships During COVID-19

As a parent of a 9th grade daughter, I can tell you firsthand that young people are feeling disconnected from friends………

Anxiety in Teens

October 6th, 2020by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education Anxiety is a normal reaction to stressful situations, and we all feel anxious sometimes. Anxiety comes from a variety of sources like exam results, a job interview or talking in… Continue Reading →

Communicating with Your Teenager Ages 13+

October 1, 2020by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education   Your teenager is constantly moving in and out of change. They’re figuring out who they are, what they stand for, who they love, and what they want out of… Continue Reading →

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