STRESS

is a normal part of life, but an excess of stress has an impact on everyone in the family. When parents are stressed, children feel stressed too—even in the womb, babies’ health is negatively affected a mother’s high stress levels. Early stress affects a child’s physical and emotional development, ability to manage behavior, and learning. Taking time to learn to de-stress improves your life—and that of your child.

Talking to Kids about Financial Hardship

Talking to Kids about Financial Hardship

Talking to Kids about Financial HardshipAccording to a recent Federal Reserve survey, about 40 percent of adults in the United States could not cover a $400 emergency expense. While the number of Americans who report they are “doing okay” financially is up, so is...

Turning Childhood Trauma Into Helping Children

Turning Childhood Trauma Into Helping Children

Turning Childhood Trauma Into Helping ChildrenTraumatic events are life-changing, and move a person down roads that may be limited and shadowed, or vast and empowering. For children who experience family loss, how they are supported by the child welfare system can...

Helping Children Cope With Tragedy

Helping Children Cope With Tragedy

Helping Children Cope With TragedyRecent distressing and terribly destructive events in Los Angeles County--from shootings to wildfires--deeply impact entire communities and families. And while scary events are hard enough for parents themselves to process, helping...

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