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  • New Hampshire Tomorrow

     “Our long-term prosperity demands focused attention on increasing opportunities and lowering obstacles for children and youth.” - NH Charitable Foundation President Richard Ober

  • 10 Alternatives to Lashing Out

    Parenting is hard. Often times social media can portray your friends or family members' "highlight reel" as I like to call it. It's important to remember what is posted online is not always reality. Everyone has screaming fits (parents and children included) and all parents have questions.  Here's a few quick beats to take before you lash out.

  • 'I look like a drill sargeant!'

    Honey found many interactions with her children to be overwhelming.   Honey's home visitor suggested she might benefit from the opportunity Stephanie provided and Honey hoped it would help her to get her children's behavior under control.    With Honey's permission, Stephanie showed us the videos. Honey had asked Stephanie to videotape the time her children returned from school, which felt especially difficult to her.

  • Why I loved my internship at NH Children's Trust

    When I started at NHCT in January I never would have imagined that I would leave here four months later having learned so much and being so grateful for this experience. For the past semester I have been interning for Janine Mitchell, Communications Coordinator, at New Hampshire Children’s Trust. 

  • 4 Ways talking with your child changes over time

    Communicating verbally and non verbally with your child is an important connection to build their self-esteem and self worth. From birth, children's communication techniques change rapidly - and sometimes it's hard to keep up! Here's an outline of 4 key growth points in which children's communication styles change.

  • Caring for foster kittens provides worthy family lessons

    We started fostering animals when my son, Aidan, was 8-years-old, my daughter, Genevieve, was 6-years-old and my youngest son, Josiah, was 2-years-old. The first litter of kittens opened up countless conversations about homeless animals and humans, but it also sparked conversations about spay and neuter programs to maintain population control, how to stretch resources and the importance of reusing items (such as empty toilet paper rolls for cat toys, cardboard boxes for forts, etc), empathy…the list goes on and on.

  • Reflect, Resist and Re-Center

    As parents, we face struggles multiple times per day. It’s not easy to remember at every moment our children are watching our every move and hanging on every word – but they do. 

  • New mom has hands, and heart, full

    Itʼs not easy navigating the jitters of being a first time mom while maintaining the confidence of an experienced parent of three, but that is what I have learned to do daily. My situation is quite unique and my story is, at times, hard to believe - but it is my reality. I am a twenty-seven-year-old mother of three beautiful girls, ages 11 1/2, 5, and 8 months. The older girls are my husbandʼs from his first marriage, of which we have full custody, but to me there is no distinction between them and my biological daughter. I never imagined I would become a full-time mother of two at 25-years-old, but I wouldn’t change a thing (except for the girls having to endure such sadness at such young ages, which brought them to our custody). This is where resilience kicks in.

  • Give yourself a break

    As a parent, it's really easy to focus on what we are doing wrong instead of what we are doing right.  Sometimes it's hard to put yourself first, but the way I try to embody Parental Resilience is by taking care of me.  

  • A drive down memory lane

    We moved to Concord when I was 7-months pregnant with two toddlers.  It was January and a very cold and snowy winter.  I felt very isolated in a new town with no friends or, what seemed like, no way to meet anyone.