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Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine: Link Between School Failure and Crime is Undeniable

As a County Attorney, it’s my job to do everything possible to protect the public. Putting people behind bars who commit crimes is one way I do that. But I know from my personal experiences in the courtroom that we can’t simply arrest, prosecute and incarcerate our way out of our crime problems. We have to implement strategies that keep people from turning to crime in the first place. Read More

October 08, 2014  |  Posted in General Legislation

Why We Still Need Grandma and Grandpa’s Kitchen Table

How old were you when you realized that your parents weren’t the omnipotent beings you thought they were? I was about midway through second grade, and on a family visit to grandma and grandpa’s several hours’ drive from where we lived. Read More

September 04, 2014  |  Posted in General

Hands-On Learning at the State Fair

Great hands-on learning opportunities at the Nebraska State Fair offer families a chance to celebrate the end of summer and spend some time together. Read More

August 27, 2014  |  Posted in General

TBT: Kirk Cameron, Moms, Summer Fun & Kool-Aid!

“Kids are kids . . .And moms are moms; they know what’s good for kids . . . Moms are moms; they know what’s fun for kids.” Read More

August 06, 2014  |  Posted in General

Keep Your Family Safe This Summer!

It’s summertime and a variety of activities fill the schedules of kids and families. The warm weather brings more opportunity for fun outdoors, but also the potential for accidents. Here are a few safety rules to keep you and your loved ones safe as you enjoy the summer. Read More

July 23, 2014  |  Posted in General

5 Books for the 4th!

Reading together builds closer relationships plus language and literacy skills for the youngest people in our lives! Read More

July 03, 2014  |  Posted in General

Father’s Day Celebrates Heroes

This adorable father/son superhero team’s photo went viral last year, gathering almost 1.7 million comments in just two days, according to the Huffington Post. One commenter pinpointed why the image struck such a chord: “A good dad is always a hero to their kids. Capes just let the world see it a little better.” Read More

June 11, 2014  |  Posted in General

Toxic Stress and Its Sources

Toxic stress in families with young children is rarely the product of a single cause, but a confluence of factors that contribute to a breakdown in familial bonding. The presence of outright abuse or neglect, domestic violence, substance abuse or depression in the family are, of course, obvious signs of that breakdown, and effectively undercut the parent-child bond as a crucial source of emotional stability for young children. Read More

April 22, 2014  |  Posted in General

Nebraska Early Childhood Research Is in the Spotlight

Challenges facing rural parents who lack higher education are affecting their children’s early development in language and other areas, said Dr. Lynne Vernon-Feagans last week at the annual CYFS Summit on Research in Early Childhood in Lincoln. Read More

April 15, 2014  |  Posted in Research

Celebrate Week of the Young Child by Promoting Fitness and Learning

April 6-12 is the Week of the Young Child, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Nebraska AEYC. “Early Years Are Learning Years” is the focus this year. Read More

April 10, 2014  |  Posted in General
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