Cyberbullying: Tips and Strategies for Proactive Prevention

As schools across Maryland have delayed re-opening, children will be spending many hours of their day behind a screen. Cyberbullying was on the rise before the COVID-19 pandemic and the stress caused by social isolation can create unique circumstances for some children to vent their frustration on line—and classmates become a target.      Today’s technological advances …

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Empowering Family Health with UnitedHealthcare

We are proud to announce that The Family Tree has been chosen as a grant recipient for UnitedHealthcare’s #EmpoweringHealth initiative, which focuses on expanding access to care and addressing the social determinants of health for people in underserved communities. The Family Tree will be using this grant to deepen our parenting education programs in Baltimore …

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Getting Young Children to Nap

            Good sleeping habits are crucial for promoting healthy child development. Along with providing the energy needed for appropriate growth and development, adequate sleep patterns improve behavior and other cognitive processes that support learning, memory, emotional regulation and attention. When children are not getting enough sleep, physical ailments like hypertension, obesity, depression and other bodily injuries …

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Helping Children Get Used to the Idea of Wearing Masks in Public

            Because of the current health crisis, it is a common place to see people wearing face masks in public.  While wearing these masks is an important part of curbing the spread of infection and disease, your child may feel uncomfortable with the idea of wearing face masks when they go outside. Younger children, especially may …

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Impact of Parents Fighting in Front of Their Children

Everyday life is changing, and children may be struggling with significant adjustments to their routines which could Conflict is a natural part of cohabitation with a spouse or romantic partner. Especially during these stressful times, it is normal and healthy to have verbal disagreements with your loved ones when these disagreements are peacefully resolved. However, …

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Understanding Children and Their Emotional Well-Being

Everyday life is changing, and children may be struggling with significant adjustments to their routines which could interfere with their sense of structure and security. Young people, including infants and toddlers are observers of people and their environments. They notice and respond to stress in their parents and other caregivers. It is important to keep …

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