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Build a Skill: Teaching Young Children to Deal with Mad Feelings

By Cary Zavala/ What makes your family STRONG? Research shows that when these 5 Protective Factors are well established, family strength and optimal child development emerge: 1)   Parental Resilience 2)   Social Connections 3)   Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development 4)   Concrete Support in Times of Need 5)   Social & Emotional Competence of Children December’s Early…

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Developing Fine Motor Muscles

By: Valorie Veld/ Developing Fine Motor Muscles I had the wonderful experience of sharing thoughts, information, and ideas this past week during the Great Start Parent Network meeting about Fine Motor Skills and Activities you can make from materials at home.  Participants were given handouts with useful information, a teddy bear sewing card activity, and…