When dads spend time with their kids from the very beginning and work to keep close feelings between them, good things happen to the kids. This resource provides tips for new fathers to engage and bond with their newborn.
Nearly half of children born to poor parents remained poor half their childhoods. Black children are especially disadvantaged: two-thirds of poor black newborns are persistently poor. Children who are poor early in life (age 0-2) are 30 percent less likely to complete high school than those first poor later in childhood, even after controlling for poverty duration and other factors. Reaching vulnerable children at birth is vital, as a childs early environment can affect brain development. This factsheet summarizes the report Child Poverty and Its Lasting Consequence". (Author abstract)
This fact sheet provides tips for families on healthy communication such as active listening and thoughtful speaking. Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet describes the harms that stress can put on the lives of individuals and families and provides helpful tips for managing stress.Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet gives tips for parents on healthy parent-child communication including using encouragement, I-messages, positive messages, and active listening.Note: PDF version available.
This tip sheet gives numerous ideas for parents of how to spend time together as a family year-round, at home, and in the community.Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet features a comic strip discussing choosing a set weekly family time and how to choose a time and activities as a family.
This fact sheet features a comic strip of two mothers discussing how they make, communicate about, and enforce family rules.Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet provides some tips on how to prepare children and the family as a whole for a new school year. Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet gives tips for creating a healthy family environment for children during the school year including structured homework time, preparing for the next school day, and encouragement for school success.
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