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Twenty Ways You Can Help Your Children Succeed At School-Part II

As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. When parents and families are involved in their children’s schools, the children do better and have better feelings about going to school. In fact, many studies show that… Continue Reading →

Back to Basics In & Out of School

August 4, 2020by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education What if the Kids are Not Back at School in the Fall? Here’s a question that may help focus you: Next year, in 5 years, in 10 years, in 20 years,… Continue Reading →

10 Ways You Can Help Your Child Succeed at School-Part I

August 6, 2020by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. When parents and families are involved in their children’s schools, the children do better and have better feelings… 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 →

Preventing Summer Slide

“Summer slide” is the tendency for students to lose some of what they learned during the previous school year. … Educational, fun enrichment activities throughout the summer are very important so when they go back to school in the fall… Continue Reading →

Protective Factor #5-Social-Emotional Competence of Children

Early childhood is a period of both great opportunity and vulnerability. What happens to us in early childhood sets the stage for later health, well-being and learning. In the past, most of the focus was on building young children’s academic… Continue Reading →

Protective Factor #4-Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development

Having accurate information about raising young children and appropriate expectations for their behavior help parents better understand and care for children. It is important that information is available when parents need it, that is, when it is relevant to their… Continue Reading →

Protective Factor #3-Concrete Support in Times of Need

All parents need help sometimes-help with the day-to-day care of children, help in figuring out how to sooth a colicky baby, help getting to the ER when a bad accident happens, help in managing one’s own temper when fatigued or… Continue Reading →

Protective Factor #2-Social Connections

  Friends, family members, neighbors, and other members of a community provide emotional support and concrete assistance to parents. Social connections help parents build networks of support that serve multiple purposes: they can help parents develop and reinforce community norms… Continue Reading →

Protective Factor #1-Parent Resilience

  No one can eliminate stress from parenting, but building parental resilience can affect how a parent deals with stress. Parental resilience is the ability to constructively cope with and bounce back from all types of challenges. It is about… Continue Reading →

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