Making the Toddler Years Happy

Sometimes the toddler years are called “terrible” but it’s often because they are seeking more and more independence, when you’ve been used to them needing you every step of the way – so embrace this time, and help them bloom by recognizing and encouraging these developing characteristics. Offer choices. Choice can feel great, so let your … Continued

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Pushing Boundaries and Taking Risks: A Two-way Street

     When you bring your baby home from the hospital, most parents have deep, instinctual urge to protect their child no matter what. As children progress from infancy to toddlerhood to preschool and beyond, each parent develops their own parenting style. Some are comfortable with their children exploring the world and trying new things … Continued

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The Partnership for Children of the Foothills Promotes the Importance of Reading Aloud 15 Minutes Daily with the national Read Aloud #21DayReadAloud Challenge!

Forest City, NC – Reading aloud to children is one of the most important things parents can do to help children learn.   It’s a simple gift of time.  By spending just 15 minutes a day you can equip your child March is National Read Aloud Month, and parents are encouraged to take the 21-Day Read … Continued

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ParentLearn Program Helps Young Dad Pursue Goals

Forest City, NC  – “Amazing and a great help to me, my family, and a better future,” are the words Jacob Jolly used to describe his experience with ParentLearn, a program offered through Family Resources of Rutherford County. In collaboration with Isothermal Community College (ICC) and Partnership for Children of the Foothills, ParentLearn assists mothers … Continued

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Partnership Teaches McDowell Families to Shop Smarter and Eat Healthier

Marion, NC  – A collaboration between the NC Cooperative Extension Service and Circle of Parents (COP) in McDowell County has parents learning how to shop smarter and eat healthier through the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education (EFNEP) program. COP is a weekly program offered by McDowell County Schools at Eastfield Elementary. Funded by Partnership for … Continued

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Partnership for Children of the Foothills Presents Childhood Trauma Education and Training Session to Area Child Care Providers

Forest City, NC – Experiencing violence, abuse or neglect as a child has a long-term impact that may extend into adulthood, significantly increasing the risk of chronic disease, mental illness, and violence. Recently Partnership for Children of the Foothills (PCF) hosted nearly 50 childcare center directors and front-line teachers from Polk and Rutherford counties for … Continued

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