Parents can't do it alone—families need strong school programs to support early childhood development. A great example: the new partnership between Saint Paul Public Schools and Children's Theater Company that encourages storytelling in preschoolers. ... See more
Rondo-area preschoolers draw inspiration from guest artists.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation reports that up to 90% of youth in juvenile detention experience trauma. FamilyWise's High Fidelity Wraparound service provides youth with a new alternative to out-of-home placements. ... See more
Parenting is hard—even in the best of circumstances. Here are 50 parenting tips that might give you a leg up. Our favorite piece of advice? Be the role model your children deserve.
Throughout the year, our board of advisors -- a brain trust of the best pediatric doctors, developmental experts, and educators in the country -- shares the latest thinking about raising happy and healthy kids in the pages of Parents. Now we've gathered our all-time favorite nuggets of their advice.... ... See more
We have our own young heroes at FamilyWise, like the parents in our Bright Beginnings program. This inspiring story from Teen Vogue profiles 21 people under 21 who are changing the world:
Don't sleep on these names.
FamilyWise brings tools and resources to parents and children who need extra support, and as this New York Times piece points out, that need is unfortunately on the rise. "American kids are more likely to be poor, to drop out of high school and even to die young than in other advanced countries." Learn more by checking out the story below. ... See more
It’s not just children seized at the border who aren’t treated with compassion.
A glimpse at the gathering of amazing supporters of FamilyWise on November 5, 2018
Our families know this! After experiencing trauma, there are pathways to personal growth and resilience.
New research provides evidence that traumatic experiences in childhood are associated with empathy levels in adulthood. The study, published in PLOS One, ...
Check out this master calendar of all the fun and upcoming events happening around the Twin Cities this holiday season. #parentingtips #familytime
There are tons of opportunities for 2018 family holiday fun in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Christmas concerts, lights, trees, nativities, and more... plus activities for Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and New Year's Eve. ... See more
"The reason the situation has gotten worse is simple enough to understand, even if it defies easy solution: A toxic combo of slow wage growth and skyrocketing rents..."
A toxic combination of slow wage growth and skyrocketing rents has put housing out of reach for a greater number of people.
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