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How do I know if my child is depressed?

Most people think of depression as an adult condition—or one found in preteen or teenaged children. However, depression can develop in younger children too and so it’s important for parents, caregivers, teachers and other adults to recognize the symptoms.

By ABC Quality Team on May 11, 2021

How important is it to read to a young child?

As parents and caregivers work hard to prepare their children for success in school—and in life—one of the most important things they can do is start reading to their child at an early age. By reading to a child, adults can help them get ready for formal education, open their mind to creativity and expose them to worlds they never could imagine on their own.

By ABC Quality Team on May 4, 2021

How do I become a foster parent?

Currently there are nearly 4,000 children in foster care across the state of South Carolina with an additional need for more than 2,300 foster families so that children can remain in their home communities. If you have ever thought about participating in foster care in our state, here is some information that can help.

By ABC Quality Team on April 27, 2021

How do I prepare my home for a newborn?

When it comes to the many changes we face in a lifetime, there may not be one more monumental than bringing a new baby into the world. But as many new parents and caregivers might agree, an equally big challenge is bringing a new baby home for the first time. A new baby may seem like a tiny bundle, but the new arrival means big changes in and around the home.

By ABC Quality Team on January 12, 2021

How do I teach my child to properly wash their hands?

As mothers, fathers, and caregivers around the world have told many children—the best and most simple way to avoid spreading nasty germs to other people or getting sick (such as getting a cold or the flu) is to wash your hands. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) agrees that not only is proper handwashing important but that many diseases and conditions around the globe could be alleviated if people would wash their hands with soap and clean, running water.

By ABC Quality Team on January 5, 2021