Parenting and Community Resources
Here, you will be able to find information and articles on topics of interest to parents, family resources, and resources for students as well.
1-2-3 Magic Newsletters:
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Question of the Week: “My children ages 5 and 4 will not listen to me, only my husband. What can I do to change this situation?”
Is your child getting enough sleep?
Dr. Paul Suratt of the University of Virginia studied the impact of sleep problems on vocabulary-test scores of elementary-school students. He found a seven-point reduction in scores. “Sleep disorders can impair children’s I.Q.’s as much as lead exposure.” Tired children can’t remember what they just learned, have difficulty with impulse control, and can mimic ADD/ADHD symptoms. According to the National Sleep Foundation, school aged children (5-12 years) should be getting 10-11 hours of sleep each night.
Click here to read more: Can a Lack of Sleep Set Back Your Child's Cognitive Abilities?
Are you facing difficult times and don’t know where to turn?
Are you looking for help with everyday needs? Are you wanting to volunteer?
Dialing 2-1-1 is your first step. 2-1-1 is a free, easy to remember number to dial for information about health and human service organizations in your community. By dialing 2-1-1, information is much easier to find.
Talk to your Child
Research shows that parents and caregivers who spend at least 15 minutes a day talking with their child can build the foundation for a strong relationship and help prevent bullying.
KnowBullying is a free app that has simple conversation starters to begin a discussion with your child.
PARENTING IS TOUGH!
SOMETIMES WE NEED A FEW TIPS.
When can I call? Parent Resource Specialists are available from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Messages can be left at any time.
Cullman County Community Resources: (click below)