North Carolina needs family-friendly policies to create 21st century workplaces

Speaking at NC Policy Watch luncheon, Dr. Heather Boushey said that in order to support working families, lawmakers in North Carolina and nationally must act to update basic labor standards, an expert on work and family issues told a...

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Videos on Supporting Families – Staal Family

Eric Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes and his wife Tanya for the Period of Purple Crying

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Videos on Supporting Families – Will the Crying End?

Will the Crying Ever End?

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Parenting Skills

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding and difficult tasks many people will ever undertake.  And as much as we might hope otherwise, babies do not come with instruction manuals. Fortunately, there are now a number of...

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Home Visiting

Parents struggling to figure out how to pay the bills, buy food, and afford medicine are under incredible pressure. Such high-stress demands can make the challenging task of parenting even more difficult and overwhelming—putting children at greater risk for...

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Smart Start's Approach to Family Support

Smart Start strives to improve outcomes for children by offering family-focused programs that improve parenting, promote parent involvement and impact the environment in which parenting takes place. Home Visiting Home Visiting programs help new parents and parents-to-be by providing education,...

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Early Literacy

Learning to read is a developmental process that begins long before a child enters school. In fact early literacy skills are nurtured from birth. They begin when a mom talks to her baby; when a dad points to an...

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