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Family and Home
Helping families spend generous amounts of time together.
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We focus on children's needs for warm, nurturing relationships with their parents -- and on parents' experiences and feelings as they take the time to meet their children's needs.  

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October 27, 2020

Campaign for Inclusive Family Policies

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The ways in which families meet their income-earning and caregiving responsibilities should not determine their eligibility for support and services.

September 8, 2019

Parent-child Interactions Build Brains

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The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University offers lots of great information online, including these short videos about early child development.

October 10, 1989

What About You?

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Raising children is not an evasion of the realities of the adult world; neither is it an indulgent exercise in ego gratification.

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Federal legislation - $$ for unpaid caregivers

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Family and Home Network has long advocated for policies that recognize and compensate unpaid caregiving. We have endorsed a Congressional bill that would relieve the financial stress on our nation's most vulnerable families - and increase parents' choices about how to provide care for their children. Easing the financial stress on families is a very powerful way to help parents and children!

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Stress & Resilience - Watch & Discuss Together

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With a focus on the current COVID-19 pandemic, trauma expert Dr. Bruce D. Perry has made a series of short (20 min) videos. He explains stress, distress and how the pattern of stress can determine whether stress is destructive (sensitizing) or positive (resilience building).

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Parenting through Tough Times

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Robbyn Peters Bennett moderates a warm, supportive and informative conversation about parenting through these tough times.