Tips for Parents

Getting Organized

The school year is just around the corner and now is a great time to set your family up for success by getting organized! In this blog we will walk you through tips and tricks to get yourself, your family and your children organized.   Step One: Get your house organized. An organized home environment …

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Retirement Party

Last week, The Family Tree staff gathered to celebrate two very important women in the child abuse prevention and early childcare and education fields. Pat Cronin, The Family Tree’s Executive Director, and Nancy Pelton, Director of The Family Tree’s Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center, are both retiring this year. They have both dedicated their …

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Home Alone Safety

Is your child ready to stay home alone?                 With school summer break coming up, and offices opening back up, many working parents are stressed about child care. We are here to provide some guidance surrounding at what age you can leave your child home alone. It can be a hard decision, and there is …

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Summer Safety

Summer Safety Summer is almost officially here! While it is a fun time for families, it is critical to practice safety during these hot months! 1. Practice Summer Heat Safety Keep hydrated: Make sure you lead by example, drink plenty of water yourself and kids will do the same. If kids have sports practice, they …

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We are extremely saddened by the news of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and we know families might be struggling with how to deal with this. Over the last two years, we have spoken many times about talking to your children about current events, scary news headlines and stressful situations at home, school or in communities. …

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Identifying and Dealing with Anxiety and Depression in Children

Living through a pandemic the last two years has been hard, and could spark anxiety or depression in our children. Here are some tips for identifying new symptoms of anxiety or depression as well as helping your children cope. If you have additional questions, please call our 24/7 Parenting HelpLine at 1-800-243-7337. Identifying new anxiety …

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