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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 →

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 →

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 →

Encouraging Independence 6-12

September 14, 2020by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education As children get older, they can begin to do  more and more tasks and make decisions on their own. Some kids are confident trying new things, while others need a… Continue Reading →

Understanding Your Child’s Temperament

September 2, 2020by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education It’s amazing, even surprising just how different children from the same family can be. Their personalities, likes, dislikes, and the ways they react to situations can all vary-a lot! These… Continue Reading →

Social & Emotional Development of Your Child 1-5 Years Old

August 20, 2020by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education Your child’s early years are a time for many milestones and magic moments. But these years are much more important than just taking their first steps, smiling at grandma or… Continue Reading →

Child Safety Seats – Be A Pro!

“Some 3 out of 4 child safety seats are not used correctly. The correct installation of child safety seats is often very confusing to parents, grandparents and caregivers. Changing technology in vehicles and child safety seats adds to this confusion.”… Continue Reading →

Medication Lock Boxes Available

FREE medication lock boxes are available now from the Door County Alcohol and Other Drug Coalition. Keep medications safe from loved ones and pets. To receive a free lock box, follow the link below to complete a survey and call or… Continue Reading →

A Simple Guide to Successful Parenting

I had a professor in college tell my class that being a parent is simple. It’s about making wise choices in order to prepare young men and women to be released into the wild world and survive as responsible adults…. Continue Reading →

Disaster Preparedness for Families

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created Ready Wrigley to provide parents, guardians, teachers, and young children with tips, activities, and a story to help the whole family prepare for emergencies. Together with your child, join Wrigley as she helps… Continue Reading →

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