When dads spend time with their kids from the very beginning and work to keep close feelings between them, good things happen to the kids. This resource provides tips for new fathers to engage and bond with their newborn.
Demonstrating the urgent need for broad national action and collaboration between private and public leaders in our communities, The White House Council for Community Solutions released an analysis showing that in 2011 alone, taxpayers shouldered more than $93 billion to compensate for lost taxes and direct costs to support the young people disconnected from jobs and school. At least one in six young adults is disconnected from education and work, according to this report. Projections show that over the lifetime of these young people, taxpayers will assume a $1.6 trillion burden to meet the…
One in six newborns were born poor over the past 40 years, and nearly half remained poor half their childhoods. These persistently poor children are nearly 90 percent more likely than never-poor children to enter their 20s without completing high school and are four times more likely to give birth outside of marriage during their teenage years. Children whose parents did not complete high school are less likely to complete high school themselves. This paper examines the magnitude of child poverty, family characteristics related to childhood poverty persistence, and childhood poverty's lasting…
Nearly half of children born to poor parents remained poor half their childhoods. Black children are especially disadvantaged: two-thirds of poor black newborns are persistently poor. Children who are poor early in life (age 0-2) are 30 percent less likely to complete high school than those first poor later in childhood, even after controlling for poverty duration and other factors. Reaching vulnerable children at birth is vital, as a childs early environment can affect brain development. This factsheet summarizes the report Child Poverty and Its Lasting Consequence". (Author abstract)
This publication offers information for parents and caregivers on adolescent physical development and offers tips for social service agents and parents on how to encourage healthy development.
This publication offers information for parents and caregivers on adolescent cognitive development and offers tips for social service agents and parents on how to encourage healthy cognitive development.
This fact sheet provides parents with information on adolescent social and emotional development, how it will affect their teen, and what they can do as parents to encourage healthy social and emotional development.Note: PDF version available.
Children's self-esteem often depends on how they think they "measure up" to what people expect. This fact sheet gives specific strategies to employ to build children's self-esteem including creating realistic expectations and giving specific praise.Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet describes the importance of setting limits in parenting and offers some specific steps and strategies for limit setting for children and adolescents. An activity is also included for families to do together.Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet features a comic strip of two women discussing how they help their children learn to make decisions for themselves. The story offers several strategies that parents can use to help their children and adolescents learn how to make healthy decisions for themselves. Note: PDF version available.