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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...

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...

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...

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...

Loving your kids to “Smarter”

3 Ways your love and affection help your child’s brain development Children’s brains develop rapidly from ages birth through three. Brain development affects all areas of a child’s growth. Every parent wants what’s best for their child. But the wealth of advice on how...

Plants, Gardening and Mental Health

Over the last few years, we have all been forced to stay home more often. While restrictions are being lifted and some normalcy seems to be returning, we have all learned the importance of our homes. Home should be a place where children and families feel safe and at...

Ukraine

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...

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...

Preparing for a Snow Day with Children

Young children are always excited when they see those first snowflakes fall and are eager to get outside to build a snowman, go sledding and to make snow angels in the snow. Before letting your little ones out to play, here are a few tips to keep in mind: Pay...

To hug or not to hug

 Hugs can be a way of establishing intimacy with loved ones. But sometimes those encounters can be awkward, especially if the child resists or feels uncomfortable hugging someone whom they don’t know well, or don’t like. With the holidays just around the corner,...
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