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  • A Peek at a Parent Café: The Parenting Place

    Posted on August 25, 2015 on the SFTA website blog:  A series of Parent Cafés, coordinated state wide by Supporting Families Together Association (SFTA) and planned locally by some of our member agencies, have kicked off with the first café of the year in Tomah, Wisconsin. The Parenting Place did a fantastic job with their café […]

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  • Using Everyday Moments to Build Resilience

    By:  Too Small to Fail Source:Using Everyday Moments to Build Resilience Parents know that as hard as they may sometimes try, they can’t always shield their children from stressful situations or difficult circumstances. But we try to do everything we can to ensure that our children will have the tools they’ll need to succeed in […]

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  • Too much of a good thing?

    A Day in the Life of a Family:  middle of the night wake up calls by your children, rise early to get a head start on the day, a load of early morning laundry, throw together a meal that represents “breakfast”, run errands, playgroups, doctor’s appointments, drop the kids off at childcare, work,  more meals […]

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  • Developmental Screening and Monitoring

    Content source: Division of Human Development and Disabilities, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Developmental Monitoring and Screening Your child’s growth and development are kept track of through a partnership between you and your health professional. At each well-child visit the doctor looks for developmental delays or […]

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  • The ABC’s of Safe Sleep

      Image from CAPA Beaufort, SC SAFE SLEEP, IT’S AS EASY AS “ABC”! Learning about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and safe sleep for babies is important for all caregivers, not just for parents. SIDS deaths can occur anytime during a baby’s first year, so it is important to follow the safe sleep recommendations until […]

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  • Choosing Safe and Healthy Child Care

      The National Resource Center for the Health and Safety of Child Care shares the following information in helping families navigate quality child care settings. “More and more, research tells us that our children’s healthy development depends on safe and positive experiences during the first few years of life.  If you are a parent who […]

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  • Holiday Traditions

      The holiday season is upon us, and many families start to feel the strain of shopping for the perfect holiday gifts and keeping up treasured family traditions.  Families develop many holiday activities, events and rituals over the years. Some activities become family traditions and others fall by the wayside. As children get older, the […]

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  • do 1 thing

    Are you and your family ready if there is an emergency?  Emergency situations strike without notice and preparing for some situations ahead of time can be an important first step in keeping your family and community safe.  When families are prepared, we can help friends and neighbors in need and recover faster from emergencies and […]

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  • Dental Health for kids

    A child’s dental health is an important factor in their lives. Oral health can affect what individuals choose to eat, how clearly they speak, and their health in general. It’s important to practice good oral hygiene with your children as soon as their first tooth comes in. Children’s teeth start to form between 4-10 months of […]

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  • Parent Cafe!

      Parenting is the most important job and you deserve a night out at a Parent Café!   Parent Café s give you a chance to: *Make new friends *Share ideas *Learn about community resources *Share your hopes and dreams for your family FREE dinner and child care provided , space is limited. Dates:                Thursday, September […]

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