Entries by Youth First

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Helping Your Child Cope With Change

By Staci Chambers, MSW – August 4, 2020 – “Why are we moving to a new house?” “Why did one of my parents move away?” “Why are things so different at school?” “When can I see Grandma?” “How will I make new friends?” “What happens after we die?” Change happens in every life. Whether it’s […]

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Going Back to “Normal”

By Christine Weinzapfel-Hayden – July 22, 2020 – We have heard so much about the “new normal” over the last few months, but what is that? How are we supposed to make plans for the future when we really don’t know what that looks like yet? And how are we supposed to prepare our kids […]

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Monitoring Your Child’s Devices is Critical

By Youth First, Inc. – July 14, 2020 – Technology can be a great thing. It helps us communicate with loved ones who live far away. It helps parents have peace of mind when their child is going somewhere without them. It is a great resource to help educate our children. There are many advantages […]

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The 7 Habits and Coronavirus – Think Win-Win

By Diane Braun – July 7, 2020 – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which has sold over 30 million copies in over 40 languages, is one of the most significant business books of all time.  Dr. Stephen Covey’s lifelong mission was to “unleash the human potential.”  The 7 Habits are the accumulated wisdom […]

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Kindergarten Readiness

By Ashley Underwood – July 1, 2020 – As the mother of a child who will start kindergarten this fall, I can say the question “Is he ready?” has come to mind often over the past few months. The academic, social, and emotional demands are much more intensive in kindergarten than what has likely been […]

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The 7 Habits and Coronavirus – Be Proactive

By Diane Braun – June 10, 2020 – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which has sold over 30 million copies in over 40 languages, is one of the most significant business books of all time. Dr. Stephen Covey’s lifelong mission was to “unleash the human potential.”  The 7 Habits are the accumulated wisdom he […]

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Family Dinners Beneficial for Youth Development

By Salita Brown – June 2, 2020 – Has your family enjoyed more time together, including family meals, during the pandemic? Before the worldwide health crisis, many families had seen the demands of everyday life cause a decline in traditional sit-down family dinners. Many families run from activity to activity, and it seems as though […]