The First Five Years

The First Five Years
5:35 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

The First Five Years: Choices

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The May 14 episode of The First Five Years "Choices."

Learning how to make decisions as children prepares them to make sound choices as adults. Honoring a preschooler’s choice also tells him that you respect him and his abilities. There are some ways to guide children through this process.

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The First Five Years
2:05 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

The First Five Years: Siblings

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The First Five Years episode "Siblings."

Sibling Rivalries 

Siblings play a very powerful role in our lives. Starting as young children, brothers and sisters shape the way we feel about ourselves, our families and society. But let’s face it, siblings don’t always get along. There’re some things parents can do to help keep the peace at home.

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The First Five Years
12:45 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

The First Five Years: Child Care Providers Deserve More

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"The First Five Years" episode on child care providers' compensation.

Did you know that some child care professionals earn less than a fast food server? But a child’s care and education are not drive-through services. Let’s work together to explore ways to raise the salaries of child care professionals in Maryland without raising child care costs or blocking access for working families.

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The First Five Years
12:58 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

The First Five Years: Choosing Apps

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"The First Five Years" episode on choosing apps for children.

It starts with proud parents Tweeting pictures from the delivery room to a seemingly endless supply of smart phone apps that claim to be educational. In the first few years of life, children are around computer screens all the time. It’s hard for parents to know how much exposure, if any, is okay for developing brains. Listen now for some tips that will help. 

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The First Five Years
4:04 am
Wed April 16, 2014

The First Five Years: STEM

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The May 16 episode "STEM."

Why wait until school? STEM is all around us! Developing STEM skills-- science, technology, engineering and math-- help children do well in all areas of study. Especially when we start early. Teaching STEM skills can be easy, fun and inexpensive.

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The First Five Years
4:40 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

The First Five Years: Childhood Mental Health

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The First Five Years episode on "Childhood Mental Health."

If left untreated, a mental health problem can delay a child’s normal development and lead to more severe problems later on. It’s good to know there are others that parents can turn to and trust. Maryland Family Network mental health specialists, work directly with child care providers, children and parents, to identify and solve problems.  Together you can decide if it’s just growing pains or something more.

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The First Five Years
5:30 am
Wed April 2, 2014

The First Five Years: How to be a Successful Grandparent

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The April 2 "First Five Years" episode "Grandparenting."

Being a grandparent – like being a parent – isn't easy, especially in this digital age where things change so quickly. This week we present 10 tips on how to be a successful grandparent.

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The First Five Years
11:39 am
Fri March 28, 2014

The First Five Years: Blocks

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The March 26 episode of "The First Five Years."

“The building blocks of our children’s success” is often used to refer to the latest trends for children. But it turns out that one of the most significant building blocks a child encounters is exactly that—blocks.

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The First Five Years
9:25 am
Thu March 20, 2014

The First Five Years: Choosing Child Care

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March 20 episode of "The First Five Years:" Choosing Child Care

Choosing child care is stressful for any parent. For parents who have children with special needs, the anxieties can be compounded. LOCATE: Child Care, a program of Maryland Family Network, is designed to help all parents in Maryland find child care.

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The First Five Years
12:31 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

The First Five Years: Read Aloud

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If you haven't read to your child in a while--or ever, now is a great time to start. March is 'Read Aloud' month, and Maryland Family Network has compiled a helpful list of reading tips for parents. 

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