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Programs Can Build on the Strengths of Latino Families with Low Incomes to Improve Outcomes

By Natasha Cabrera, Avery Hennigar, Yu Chen, Jerry West, Jay Fagan, & Elizabeth Wildsmith, Child Trends Healthy relationships that are positive and nurturing support children’s and parents’ well-being. Some parents have difficulty initiating and maintaining healthy relationships. These challenges can be compounded for families with low incomes (e.g., below 185% of the federal poverty line) […]

Be aware mentors: Unspoken or otherwise, kids sense their parents’ discord

Written by Cindy Lamothe, The Atlantic Summarized by Justin Preston Family conflicts are communicated in a wide variety of ways. It isn’t limited to angry shouting matches between parents. Silent, “Cold War” nonverbal tensions can be just as distressing for children as a heated argument. According to E. Mark Cummings, a professor of psychology at […]

Parents Aren’t Teachers — They’re Parents

Kent Pekel President and CEO, Search Institute At the start of the current school year, I was struck by the number of superintendents, principals, and other educational leaders across the country who called on parents to get more involved in their children’s learning. I also noted that many of them promised to make family engagement […]