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23 memes that every parent struggling right now deserves to see

Last updated: 04/20/2021

Get ready for some much-needed waterworks (you'll thank us for the purge!). The fact is, you're all doing the impossible, even if you don't hear it often enough. After more...

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How Virtual Reality Training Can Help Combat Racial Bias

Last updated: 04/20/2021

Achieving a just, inclusive society takes hard work and deep soul-searching by institutions, their leaders and employees, whether they operate within government, academia, the...

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How to Raise a Bookworm — CHILDPROOF PARENTING

Last updated: 04/20/2021

A love of reading is one of the best traits you can instill in your child.  It directly affects how well they do in school, expands their vocabulary and helps them develop...

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Healthy Child Development Depends on Quality Child Care—And So Does the Economy

Last updated: 04/19/2021

This post is part of LPI'sLearning in the Time of COVID-19blog series, which explores evidence-based and equity-focused strategies and investments to address the current crisis...

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The Power of Positive Social Connections - Safe Families for Children

Last updated: 04/19/2021

How can we prevent child abuse & neglect and strengthen & stabilize families? The Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework is an international initiative that was...

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Positive Environments and Precautionary Behaviors During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Last updated: 04/19/2021

The editor and reviewers' affiliations are the latest provided on their Loop research profiles and may not reflect their situation at the time of review. Theoretically, a...

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7 Ways to Budget with Your Co-Parent

Last updated: 04/19/2021

The mere thought of managing finances after a divorce can be frightening, to say the least. However, you don’t have to do it alone. In fact, it’s best if you budget with your...

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Protecting Children Must Be Part of The Next Stimulus Package

Last updated: 04/19/2021

The coronavirus crisis has put children in foster care – and those who need to be there – at serious risk in numerous, unnerving ways. To date, however, they and their families...

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Early Care and Learning Professionals are Essential

Last updated: 04/18/2021

A year ago, the pandemic was in full swing and most child care programs in the state of Illinois and across the country had temporarily closed in an effort to slow the spread of...

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Putting family first in child protection decisions

Last updated: 04/18/2021

When children cannot be cared for by their parents, would they prefer to go live with people they don’t know, or a family member that they know and like?  The answer is...

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