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Keeping Your Cool

Apr 13, 2017

Category: Parenting Topics

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We often say that parenting is the hardest job you will do!  What parents often find to be the most challenging is keeping their cool and helping their child while they are in the midst of a meltdown...basically for the parent to not have their own meltdown!  Tantrums can be very stressful for parents as the child is expressing their feelings in a big way.

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Child Abuse Prevention

Apr 10, 2017

Category: Parenting Topics

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Parenting Educators often say it takes a village to raise a child. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and we want to let our families know there are so many different ways to help the children in our community. As of February, there were 331 children in out-of-home and foster care in Sarasota County, according to the Family Safety Alliance. More than half of these children are between the ages of birth and 5. 

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Learning Through Music

Apr 03, 2017

Category: Parenting Topics

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At Forty Carrots, Parenting Educators often say that music lights up both sides of the brain. Science backs this and emphasizes the importance of signing and enjoying music with infants and children. Music stimulates the neural networks and actually makes connections in the brain, preparing a child’s ear, voice, and brain for language.

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