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How do I know if my child would benefit from therapy?

As awareness about mental health issues has increased, and the stigmas associated have decreased, more parents are seeking therapy for their children and reaping the benefits.

By ABC Quality Team on January 31, 2023

How can I protect my child from Type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes, has historically not been a concern for children or young people in the United States. However, as childhood obesity remains on the rise, a growing number of children–some as young as 10–are now at risk for being diagnosed with the disease.

By ABC Quality Team on January 17, 2023

How do I talk to children about disabilities?

Many parents have had the experience of being out with their child when they encounter someone with disabilities. Children are naturally curious and such encounters may often end in long stares, abrupt questions and perhaps some parental embarrassment. Whether it’s a classmate on the autism spectrum, a family member with Downs Syndrome, or a stranger in a wheelchair, parents need to be prepared to address their child’s curiosity and help them learn from the encounter. Here are a few suggestions on how to discuss disabilities with your child when they come to you with questions.

By ABC Quality Team on January 3, 2023

How do I strengthen my family with the “Five Protective Factors?”

Setting a family up for success requires much more than access to adequate food, clothing and shelter. Beyond basic needs, families need a variety of tools and support to manage the challenges of raising happy, healthy children. One of the ways governments and other organizations can help support families is through cultivating the ‘Five Protective Factors.’ These factors are characteristics in parents, families and communities that help protect children from abuse and neglect and increase the overall health and well-being of families.

By ABC Quality Team on December 20, 2022

What are ways to ease the stress of an ER visit with kids?

From broken bones to middle-of-the-night fevers and more, children make up a large portion of emergency room visits annually in the United States. In fact, more than 30 million children are estimated to visit emergency rooms each year in our country. While an emergency room visit can be a scary ordeal for all involved, there are certain things parents and caregivers can do to ease their child’s worry and help things move smoothly.

By ABC Quality Team on November 29, 2022