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Parenting

What We Can Do About Toxic Stress? [downloadable]

In our communities, everyone depends on each another in so many ways. And, while it might not always seem like it at first, people’s lives are connected by threads that hold us all together. These threads grow stronger when we take on difficult challenges in our lives, such as dealing with the effects of trauma. Read more ›

How Can Schools Help Kids With Anxiety?

Teachers and parents all over the country are noticing an increase in mental health issues, including anxiety, among students. Parents and educators are scrambling to understand why kids seem to be more anxious and how to help them. Read more ›

When Does Disruptive Behavior Merit a Mental Health Diagnosis?

Written by Alexa Boubalos, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at CHC

Explosive behavior. Rage. Tantrums. Meltdowns. Aggression. Property destruction.

Having a child with any of these behaviors can be a challenging experience. And while all children tend to act out from time to time, children with disruptive behavior disorders have persistent patterns of behavioral challenges that occur across settings and are much more extreme than other kids their age. Read more ›

5 Tips for Talking to Your Child About His or Her Autism

The prospect of talking to your child about his or her ASD can be daunting for any parent. To prepare for the discussion, experts offer these strategies:

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First 5 Santa Clara County [web resource] [downloadable]

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County supports the healthy development of children, from prenatal through age 5, and enriches the lives of their families and communities.

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Early Childhood Language Development Resources [downloadable]

Kids start developing communication skills from the moment they’re born. Newborns quickly begin to recognize important sounds in their environment, such as their parents’ voices. As they grow, babies start recognizing the sounds that form language, such as the way syllables, words, and sentences work. Read more ›

Executive Function Every Day

Your child tends to forget things, has difficulty listening to and following instructions, working independently, and completing tasks. She struggles with setting priorities and resisting impulses. Sound familiar? Your child may be struggling with executive function issues.  Read more ›

Top Ten Back-to-School Tips to Help Your Child Thrive

The lazy days of summer have come to an end, and kids everywhere are going back to school. These expert tips from Challenge Success will help you and your child get the school year off to a great start! Read more ›

Back-to-School Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs [downloadable]

A new school year means a new grade, new teachers, new goals, and maybe even a new school! In order to help you and your child with special needs be as successful as you can be, Reading Rockets has put together a list of eight helpful back-to-school tips that we hope will make the transition into a new school year a little easier for you and your child. Read more ›

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5 Steps for Brain-Building [downloadable] [video]

brainbuilding 606Child-adult relationships that are responsive and attentive—with lots of back and forth interactions—build a strong foundation in a child’s brain for all future learning and development. This is called “serve and return,” and it takes two to play! Follow these 5 steps to practice serve and return with your child. Read more ›

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