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Category: Early Childhood

Conflicting Resolution advice

There are times in all of our lives when we have to deal with difficult people.  Maybe someone is upset and yelling at you, even though you didn’t cause the situation that upset them.  Maybe they’re being rude and demanding.  Whatever the case, it is always useful to have some strategies in mind to help … Continued

Parenting tips to balance work and the holidays

Relieving holiday stress During a normal year, parents start to feel tension and stress surrounding the holiday season. Presents need to be purchased, activities planned, Christmas cards sent and holiday gatherings need to be organized. And this year, families are dealing with added anxiety – should we get together with family due to the pandemic? … Continued

Raising Resilient Children

You are about to embark on an incredibly complex but rewarding adventure- helping your child through the long journey of life. This journey you share together will shape the way your child thinks, behaves and interacts with the world around them, and it is crucial for them to be set up with the proper tools … Continued

Start a conversation on race and racism with your children

It’s all over the news and social media.  Tens of thousands of people have shown up to protest over the killing of George Floyd, over numerous incidents of police brutality and over the systemic racism that is pervasive in this country. There are growing demands to have racism recognized as a public health emergency. Hatred, … Continued

Day Treatment students move to online learning and therapy

The COVID-19 Pandemic has forced all Stark County children in grades K-12 to move to online learning. Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health’s (C&A’s) Trauma Informed Day Treatment students and teachers have had to adapt as well. The students attending C&A’s Day Treatment program, kindergarten through 12th grade, deal with emotional and behavioral challenges that most … Continued

Positive Childhood Experiences

For years now, we have all been hearing about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) and the detrimental effects they can have for the rest of a person’s life. Have you heard about Positive Childhood Experiences (PCE)? Research comparing adults who reported high numbers of PCEs with those who reported low or no PCEs found that adults … Continued

C&A provides tips for families during the COVID-19

The Corona Virus is presenting challenges Americans have not faced at any other time in our country. Certainly, there have been viruses – the chicken pox and polio – and economic challenges. Americans have faced other challenges in the form of war, the stock market crash and 9/11. The challenges today are different, yet the … Continued

Raising Problem Solvers Who Think Outside The Box

This can be a scary and challenging world sometimes.  Do you want children to feel confident they can handle most conflicts and be good problem-solvers? Do you want children to be able to think quickly and clearly in a crisis? Do you want children to have healthy coping strategies when they are in stressful situations? … Continued

Loving Limits

Loving limits help surround our children with a sense of safety, consistently and trust. Why are these things so important? We all need to know the rules, the boundaries and the expectations. When we know what the expectations are, we are able to function and succeed. When the expectations are unclear or change often, fear … Continued

Teaching and validating your child’s feelings

Calm down, you’re okay! What does that really mean?  If I would have told my three-year-old that in the middle of Target while she was screaming and melting down…. would she have known what I meant? When you are having a really bad day, someone looks at you and says, “Smile”, you instantly feel like … Continued