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VOICES Child Advocacy Day

VOICES Child Advocacy Day

Registration is now open for VOICES for Alabama’s Children’s Fifth Annual Child Advocacy Day. This is a FREE event but seating is limited and you must register to attend. Join other child advocates from around the state as we come together to hear from Executive and Legislative branches, as well as state heads of child serving agencies. [...]
Project Launch Training with Dr. Walter Gilliam Ph.D

Project Launch Training with Dr. Walter Gilliam Ph.D

Dr. Walter Gilliam Ph.D will be conducting the Project Launch training on February 22, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. at the Bryant Conference Center, located on The University of Alabama's campus off of Bryant Drive. Dr. Gilliam is the director of the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and associate professor [...]
Spring Break Activities in Alabama For Kids

Spring Break Activities in Alabama For Kids

Spring break fun isn’t just for teens and young adults! Here’s a list of spring break activities in Alabama for kids. Beaches Need a spring break beach without the spring break mayhem? Try these kid-friendly Alabama beaches! From March 4 to April 16, alcoholic beverages are not permitted on Alabama Gulf Coast beaches, making teenage [...]
Spring Break Activities for Teens

Spring Break Activities for Teens

Spring break isn’t just for college students. Teens in high school can enjoy a vacation from school while also being productive at the same time. Around junior year of high school, most students begin preparing for college. Spring break is the perfect time to start the process. Here are a few activities for high school [...]
When Your Child Says “I’m Bored” During Spring Break

When Your Child Says “I’m Bored” During Spring Break

Spring break is full of fun, but during spring break children are never as occupied as they were during the school term. Due to increased downtime, you may find that your child is complaining about boredom more than usual. Below are a few tips to help you deal with excessive complaints of boredom. Make odd [...]
Spring Break: Safety for Teens

Spring Break: Safety for Teens

For teens, spring break gets a major renovation around senior year of high school. This transformation takes place primarily because by age 17, most teens have their driver’s license and are ready to hit the road. In preparation for spring break, teens often collaborate and plan overnight trips to nearby destinations. Although it is common [...]
Manners

Manners

Never underestimate the importance of good manners. Your children will grow up to be kinder and more considerate of others if they are taught when they are young. Lead by example. With a little encouragement, children will learn good manners if they see you practice them. Behaving politely is a learning process; therefore, it is [...]
Ways to Encourage Your Child to be Physically Active

Ways to Encourage Your Child to be Physically Active

Regular physical activity is a way to lead a healthy lifestyle. However, getting our children to put down the remote or tablet is harder than it seems. We list a few ways to encourage your child to get up and play! Choose an activity that is developmentally appropriate Choosing an activity that is physically possible [...]
Physical Fitness For Preschoolers

Physical Fitness For Preschoolers

Being physically fit is a good idea for everyone-even pre-school age children. Children who are inactive risk becoming overweight later in life. Before you begin a daily fitness routine with your preschooler it is important to understand what your child can do and what skills are appropriate for this age. You want to engage your [...]
Preschoolers and Media

Preschoolers and Media

Today’s parents live in a world where electronic media is an ever- changing, but increasingly important part, of family life. Parenting is a tough job especially when both parents work outside the home, families try to juggle complex schedules, or if you are a single parent household. In this environment many parents rely on television [...]
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