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Milestones: Understanding your child’s social and emotional development

Check out this great resource showing key social and emotional milestones at various ages (birth to age 5) — click here.  

Door County Parent Cafe

There are no Cafes scheduled at this time What Are Parent Cafés? Parent Cafés are a series of group conversations for parents where you can: Meet new people / Make new friends Share ideas / Get new ideas Share your… Continue Reading →

Door County Parent/Family Groups & Activities

*This is not necessarily a complete list of the Parent/Family programs offered here in Door County. If you are aware of groups/activities that are not currently on this list or if any of the information here is incorrect, please contact… Continue Reading →

Avoid the Summer Slide of 2021!

May 25, 2021by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education SCHOOL’S DONE! When the final school bell rings for the year, there’s a multitude of feelings. Some may feel joy, relief, sadness at missing friends and others-well just a sense… 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 →

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 →

Raising Resilient Young People

Increasing Autonomy Ages 13+ September 24, 2020by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education Encouraging your young person to develop autonomy, while feeling secure doing so, and at a pace that everyone feels comfortable with, is most definitely a balancing… Continue Reading →

Managing Emotions Ages 6-12

Elementary school kids are still learning to identify emotions, understand why they happen, and how to manage them. As children grow, the things that provoke emotional responses will change. This means the strategies they use to deal with them also… Continue Reading →

Solving Problems Ages 6-12

September 10, 2020by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education Life can and does throw all sorts of stuff at us. Effective problem-solving skills can mean the difference between being able to cope and keep moving forward, or feeling completely… Continue Reading →

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