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Increasing Communication… Strengthening our Families

Once our children get a little older and have mastered their language skills, it’s important that parents start to establish healthy forms of communication. Communication is so important to building positive relationships with our kids, so what are some ways we can work on those skills? In this blog, we’ll explore some ways to increase… Read more »

Resources to help children in the wake of a school shooting

By Jessica Dym Bartlett As adults struggle with their own reactions to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida—the 29th mass shooting in the United States in the first two months of 2018 alone—young eyes and ears are watching and listening. This is an important time to talk to children about what they are seeing and… Read more »

Communicating throughout Your Child’s Development

Checking in… Before we can communicate with our children, we have to check in with ourselves. Take a moment to read about the different parenting styles and the effects they can have on our children. What’s your parenting style? Consistency, Consistency, Consistency! Once you’ve discovered your parenting style, it’s important to keep everyone on the… Read more »

Cold or Flu… What to Do?

You’ve  probably heard about it on the news or seen it for yourself… we are experiencing an especially active flu season this year. But, how do you know if it’s the flu or just a cold?  Check out  the the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for additional information and resources.   Resources and information taken… Read more »

Self-Regulation is Key

Self-Regulation is Fundamental to Emotional Development Self-regulation is a child’s ability to manage their full range of emotions according to the situation. A child who has developed self-regulation can stop themselves from throwing a temper tantrum when something doesn’t go their way or can calm themselves down when they become upset. Being able to control… Read more »

Timing of obtaining fingerprint background checks

Update 1-19-18:  Fieldprint codes have been released and sent to you via email today.  If you have not received the Fieldprint codes at the email designated as the OBI contact email, please contact the Office of Background Investigations at 804-726-7884. Since there was a delay in sending out the Fieldprint codes, the new “go-live” date… Read more »