The immigration issue in the United States is a serious concern, both for the undocumented immigrants who are being deported, and for their citizen children. Approximately 4.1 million U.S. children have parents/guardians who are undocumented immigrants.  Not only does deportation divide families, it also can severely impact a child’s mental health. Citizen children whose family are split up by force have a high probability of having PTSD. Those who anticipate and fear deportation are more likely to develop anxiety and depression. read more…

Posted: September 19, 2017 in: Child Poverty, Childcare

Mothers and grandparents aren’t always the only family members in a child’s life. Fathers, siblings, and other such family members can all help play a role in the development of a child. In certain family structures, fathers aren’t as frequently encouraged to spend time with their children compared to mothers. However, the influence of a strong father-child relationship can be long-lasting on the child’s development . A caring relationship will allow the father to better understand the child’s forming abilities and read more…

Posted: August 25, 2017 in: Childcare

Some families who are unable to afford paying for daycare programs seek a more traditional alternative. In many cultures, grandparents live in the same home as the family unit and take care of the children when the parents are at work. Grandparents are convenient babysitters because of their familiarity with the children and the family. Often times, grandparents who are retired will have time to dedicate to taking care of children. This role also allows them to keep themselves occupied, read more…

Posted: August 25, 2017 in: Childcare


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