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1997 Congressional Testimony by Dianne Fisher, PhD

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Congressional testimony June 4, 1997 by Dianne Fisher, PhD.

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Anti-Racism and Countering Extremist Hate

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Family and Home Network is committed to continually learning about and practicing anti-racism.

Count the Kicks

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Educating parents about the importance of tracking baby movements during the third trimester of pregnancy.

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Chores and Children

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Backed by science, here's some great insights into why young children want to help. There are so many benefits to respecting their natural instincts -- and you'll be building a stronger relationship while you work together! 

 

Unplug the Christmas Machine

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This book offers a thorough look at assumptions many people have about the holiday season, a brief history of commercialism associated with the holidays, exercises to help you identify your own family’s true wishes, and inspiration for making changes.

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Holidays

Baby GooRoo

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A wealth of information about breastfeeding - and also health and safety issues - offered in easy-to-access topic areas. 

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Breastfeeding
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Behavior, Stress, Breaking harmful patterns

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Scientific evidence shows the harm of spanking, yelling and shaming. The following resources can help parents as they break generational patterns and heal, strengthen their relationships with their children and learn new ways to raise their children with calm, love and connection.

Note: much better societal support for parents is needed - and research shows it is effective. 

Handout - Wholehearted Family Policies

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Handout - Wholehearted Family Policies - by Family and Home Network for the State Child Care Administrator's Meeting, 2004, Child Care Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

La Leche League

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For decades, La Leche League has been offering excellent, research-based information about breastfeeding to mothers.

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Breastfeeding

Baby GooRoo

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Baby GooRoo - "We focus on health, nutrition, and safety, with an emphasis on breastfeeding. Our content is science-based and thoroughly researched."

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Child in Mind

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Dr. Claudia Gold's blog "speaks to parents, professionals who work with children, and policy makers. I aim to show how contemporary developmental science points us on a path to effective prevention, intervention, and treatment, with the aim of promoting healthy development and wellbeing of all children and families."

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Sidelines

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Sidelines is a nonprofit organization that offers support and information to women and families who are experiencing high-risk pregnancies. They host scheduled online chats and a discusison board.

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