Over 121,000 Investigated Cases of Child Abuse and Neglect in North Carolina

Children’s Home Society of NC – Photography by Suzanne Tucker

Rebecca Starnes, VP Programs and Quality Improvement, CHSNC

According to Children's Home Society of NC early data shows over 121,000 investigated cases of child abuse and neglect during fiscal year July 2016 – June 2017

Too many families are struggling and under severe stress”

— Rebecca Starnes, Children's Home Society of NC

GREENSBORO, NC, USA, September 19, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Early data shows there were over 121,000 investigated cases of child abuse and neglect in North Carolina during fiscal year July 2016 through June 2017. State law requires individuals or institutions suspecting child abuse or neglect to report cases to the Division of Social Services (DSS) for investigation (G.S. 7B-301).

“The high number of children impacted by neglect or abuse indicates too many families are struggling and under severe stress,” said Rebecca Starnes, Vice President of Children’s Home Society of North Carolina. “Abuse and neglect can be the product of a number of issues facing families, including poverty, working multiple jobs to make ends meet, high levels of stress, unrealistic expectations of children, mental health challenges, or substance abuse.”

“DSS is an advocate and fail-safe for the more than 2.2 million children and their families in our state,” said Starnes. “This vital service is provided by dedicated and hard working staff in all 100-counties across North Carolina.”

DSS staff investigates and assesses all suspected cases of child abuse and neglect; diagnoses the problem with the family; provides in-home services to help keep families together; coordinates community and agency services; or, petitions the court for removal of the child from the home, if necessary.

Nearly 70-percent of the abuse and neglect cases were reported by educational personnel, medical personnel, law courts, and human services. Approximately 30-percent were referred by relatives, non-relatives, parents, or care providers. Child victims reported fewer than one-percent of the cases.

“There are different reasons for and levels of abuse and neglect,” said Starnes. “The hopeful news is that families have support. Parents can learn about their children’s needs and learn new, better ways to react. Parents can change their behavior, and even if they’ve had problems or challenges in the past, the majority can provide a safe, loving, and permanent home for their child.”

Following the investigation of reported cases in 2016-17, around 45-percent of the findings indicated that services were needed, recommended, or have been provided. Services were not recommended for 40-percent of the cases, and about 16-percent were determined to be unsubstantiated.

“Depending on the specific needs of children and families,” said Starnes, “Children’s Home Society and other organizations partner with DSS and provide a variety of options including intensive family preservation services (support and education in the home), family education programs, foster care, and adoption services.”

Demographically, the male-female ratio of investigated cases was virtually even at 51 to 49-percent. Almost 40-percent of the cases were ages 0 to 5, with 39-percent ages 6 to 12. Roughly 20-percent of the children were ages 13-17.

“Most of our abuse and neglect cases require intensive family preservation services,” said Starnes. “Teaming with DSS, our specialists work with the child and family daily, providing the education and resources they need to understand and overcome their problems and develop healthier family relationships.”

“The success rate of the intensive family preservation program is remarkable,” said Starnes. “Over 95-percent of the families completed the program. Six months following completion, 98-percent of the children are still in the home in a situation deemed safe by DSS.”

According to Starnes, abuse and neglect impacts rural and urban areas, crosses all socio-economic lines and includes every race.

Approximately 51-percent of the investigated cases of abuse and neglect last year were Caucasian. African-Americans made up the second largest segment with about 36-percent, followed by Hispanic at around 11-percent. All other races combined, including American Indian and Alaskan, were roughly 13-percent of the investigated cases.

“Partnerships with the staff of DSS are critical to achieving success for the child. One organization could not do the work alone,” said Starnes. “We all want children to be in safe, loving, and permanent families, and we’re working together to do what we can to help make that happen.”

Children’s Home Society of North Carolina helps support more than 20,000 children and families annually through a diverse array of services including adoption, foster care, parenting education, teen pregnancy prevention, and family preservation programs.

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Healbright partners with CoreHealth Technologies to bring online mental wellness courses to workforces around the world

Mental wellness programs can be delivered globally due to unique partnership between CoreHealth Technologies and Healbright.

The CoreHealth focus is on bringing the best wellness solutions to businesses, a perfect fit for the Healbright model.”

— Billl Belanger

BOSTON, MA, USA, August 23, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Healbright, a firm offering more than 300 videos led by mental health professionals on a variety of mental health topics, is pleased to announce its partnership with CoreHealth Technologies, a wellness technology company, to deliver mental wellness programs to workforces worldwide.
Healbright, which offers mental wellness videos designed to bring the many benefits of therapy into people’s homes via online videos has found “the ideal partner to work with,” according to Healbright President and Co-Founder Bill Belanger, pointing to CoreHealth’s standing as a leading workplace wellness portal reaching more than 2 million workers internationally.
"The CoreHealth focus is on bringing the best wellness solutions to businesses, a perfect fit for the Healbright model," said Belanger. "Our goal is to change the way people think about mental wellness by making therapeutic tools accessible to millions of people from home. This partnership will continue to serve that mission and is a testament to our culture's changing attitudes towards mental health."
“Healbright’s online therapy courses are a terrific addition to our network of third-party, best-in-class wellness partners. We continue to expand our network to provide organizations with innovative solutions to support employee wellbeing. These courses will assist employees with stress reduction, mindfulness, parenting, resilience, relationships and beyond – all seamlessly accessible via our wellness portal” says Anne Marie Kirby, CoreHealth Founder & CEO.
According to a recent study published in the journal of Abnormal Psychology, a stunning 80% of people will develop a diagnosable mental health issue at some point in their life. Despite the overwhelming prevalence of these issues, there is still an outdated stigma surrounding mental health interventions, a stigma that is costing businesses hundreds of billions of dollars a year. Healbright addresses this problem by focusing on mental wellness rather than fixating on mental illness, and provides evidence-backed therapeutic tools and guidance from licensed therapists.
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Five Back-To-School Tips And Parent Guide For Special Needs Parents

Author Deanna Picon's Back-To-School Guide Offers Help For Parents of Special Needs Children At No Cost

This guide offers proven techniques to help special needs parents, not only survive and manage the school year, but look forward to an academic term with less stress and better results for everyone”

— Deanna Picon

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 22, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — During the hectic back-to-school season, parents of special needs children are often overwhelmed with the challenges of educating their child. Many feel that navigating the special education system and advocating for their son or daughter is a full-time job in itself. The tasks and responsibilities can seem never-ending at times.

"This complimentary booklet provides proven techniques to help special needs parents, not only survive and manage the school year, but look forward to a productive academic term with less stress, more enjoyment and better results for everyone," said Deanna Picon, founder of Your Autism Coach, LLC and author of The Autism Parents' Guide To Reclaiming Your Life. The guide is available at no cost, by downloading it, at www.yourautismcoach.com.

Parents can apply these and other tips from the "Having A Great School Year With Your Special Needs Child" guide:

• Get involved. One of the smartest and most effective things you can do for your child’s education is to simply be part of it. Get to know teachers, paraprofessionals, therapists and administrative personnel early in the school year. The teaching staff can offer advice on appropriate academic activities and lesson plans for your son or daughter. Therapists may help you develop some easy and practical activities you can do at home that will reinforce their work. If possible, attend school events, workshops and network with other parents.

• Develop a winning partnership. Your child's educators will be more helpful and involved when you come forward as an engaged partner. Tell and show them you want to collaborate. Be open, honest and approachable and they will be the same. Discuss best practices for communicating on a regular basis and building a successful team. Set realistic goals based on your child's abilities and needs. Meet periodically throughout the year to stay on top of everything.

• Know your rights. Your son or daughter is entitled to a good and appropriate education. If, for any reason, you're not satisfied with the IEP and other goals set for your child, you can seek to change the situation. Speak with the teaching team, school principal or other administrative staff to resolve these issues.

• Be the head cheerleader. Make sure you celebrate your child's achievements, no matter how small. Praise your son or daughter constantly and tell him/her you're proud.

• Have a good time with your child. Like any child, yours deserves to be a kid – to have some fun, enjoy the experiences of life and just relax sometimes. And you know what? You deserve that too. Don't spend every waking moment analyzing your child's behavior or trying to modify it. They get enough of it in school with constant observation and therapy. So have a good time. Do some arts and crafts. Take a day trip to the museum or go see a movie. Remember, every experience can create new learning opportunities.

Your Autism Coach, LLC provides personalized guidance, comprehensive support programs and seminars that address the issues and concerns of parents of special needs children. Now on Twitter (@yourautismcoach), look for the latest parenting tips and advice from Deanna Picon. She shows parents how to overcome the challenges of raising a child with special needs, while building a rewarding life for themselves. Deanna is the recipient of the 2015 “Top Life Coach Writer” Award from Autism Parenting Magazine

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WASHINGTON, DC, USA, July 29, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — I have a step by step plan to make America and the world greater than ever before.

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NCJFCJ Recognizes Innovation and Impact With 3rd Annual Justice Innovation Awards

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announced two honorees of the 3rd annual Justice Innovation Awards

Judge Connors has shown a remarkable dedication to implementing tribal and community court peacemaking principles to resolve cases. ”

— Bridget M. McCormack, Michigan Supreme Court

WASHINTON, DC, USA, July 20, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — (Reno, Nev.) – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announced two honorees of the 3rd annual Justice Innovation Awards recognizing the national Innovator of the Year and the Impact of the Year recipients: the Honorable Timothy Connors of the 22nd Circuit Court in Washtenaw County, Mich. and the Latin American Youth Center in Washington, D.C. The honorees were recognized at the NCJFCJ’s 80th Annual Conference highlighting informative presentations on current and cutting edge topics that inspired, provoked and precipitated discussions about issues facing the juvenile and family court system.

The Innovator of the Year Award honors an active, in-good-standing NCJFCJ member who has inspired, sponsored, promoted or led an innovation or accomplishment of national significance in juvenile justice, child abuse and neglect, family law and/or domestic violence. The Impact of the Year Award recognizes, from the Annual Conference-host state (Washington, D.C.), an individual, state/local court, law firm, advocacy group or service provider who has been instrumental in leading or implementing significant improvements or innovations which advance the mission of the NCJFCJ.

“It is our privilege to recognize the outstanding work of both Judge Connors and the team at the Latin American Youth Center,” said Judge Katherine Tennyson, NCJFCJ immediate past-president. “We honor their tireless commitment to improving the lives of children and families, especially those in our justice system. We hope that we can continue to raise awareness of the core issues that affect our nation’s families.”

Judge Connors serves as co-chair of the Michigan Tribal-State-Federal Forum, instrumental in drafting the Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act. In 2013, he was awarded a grant by the Michigan Supreme Court to determine whether tribal peacemaking values and practices could be implemented in a state court system. As presiding judge of the Washtenaw County Peacemaking Court, he has fostered the healing of important relationships among litigants in child welfare, family and probate cases by incorporating Native American peacemaking principles and philosophies in conflict resolution.

“I am forever grateful to the Michigan Supreme Court, the University of Michigan Law School, and now the NCJFCJ for opening this path of Peacemaking and restorative justice in state court systems,” said Judge Connors. “This path is the creation of the collaborative effort of the National American Indian Court Judges Association, the Native American Rights Fund Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative and the Michigan Tribal State Federal Forum to find common ground. This common ground greatly benefits our youth, our families and our communities. I hope all of our states will choose to walk this path together.”

“This is a great national honor that Judge Connors has received, and it is well deserved,” said Bridget M. McCormack, Michigan Supreme Court. “For many years, Judge Connors has shown a remarkable dedication to implementing tribal and community court peacemaking principles to resolve cases. In fact, his court was the first in Michigan to adopt the use of these principles, and his success in this area has prompted other states to take notice. His passion for applying justice in collaborative and innovative ways is nothing short of inspiring.”

“Judge Connors honors and respects the traditions of the tribes and tribal justice systems that provided the foundational knowledge and peacemaking principles for his court,” said Nikki Borchardt Campbell, Executive Director, National American Indian Court Judges Association. “We believe these restorative principles can be beneficial to participants when applied correctly and in the exact manner that Judge Connors has applied them in his court. His court and his approach are shining examples. We are proud of his work and his contribution to both state and tribal courts.”

The Latin American Youth Center’s (LAYC) mission is to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood, through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths’ social, academic, and career needs. The LAYC works with every young person who comes through their doors, to help them develop the skills and self-confidence they need to make a successful transition to young adulthood. The LAYC offers bilingual programs and services designed to address the multiple needs of the young people and families in the community.

They have services to help youth achieve independent living, job training, substance abuse treatment programs, and a teen mom's program. Their areas of service include: Academics, with year-round tutoring and homework assistance, after-school programs, GED exam preparation and education, and college preparation and retention; Arts and Recreation, offering art and media programs, out-of-school time recreation, and mentoring; Job Readiness, with job preparedness and life skills training, job placement services, internships, and career exploration; Safe Housing, offering short- and long-term family-based and transitional living programs for homeless and runaway youth with special programs for young families and LGBTQ-identifying youth; and Health and Wellness, providing welcoming, non-clinical settings for sexual health education and HIV/STI/pregnancy testing and counseling, mental health and substance use disorders treatment, and parenting skills for young parents.

“The work we do at the Latin American Youth Center is truly a collaboration between compassionate District Court judges like the Honorable Hiram Puig-Lugo who committed to supporting our communities, the dedicated staff of D.C.'s Children and Family Services Administration, and LAYC's team of youth developers and social workers going above and beyond for each youth who comes through our doors,” said Lori M. Kaplain, president and CEO, LAYC. “Together, through innovative and community-based collaboration, we're able to make a real difference in the lives of our most vulnerable youth, in particular for youth of color and immigrant youth. We are truly humbled and appreciative of this award.”

“The Latin American Youth Center has a long and distinguished history of dedicated support for families in the Washington, D.C. area,” said the Honorable Hiram Puig-Lugo, Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Their commitment to service has helped countless immigrant and non-immigrant youth navigate the difficult journey from adolescence into adulthood. They are a valuable, integral and indispensable part of our community.”

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Andrew Newman's Children's Book Tells The True Story Of A Leopard Who Was Once Called 'The Devil'

Colorado-based author Andrew Newman has a new and deeply inspiring children’s book, a story entitled How Diablo Became Spirit.

BOULDER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, July 18, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Boulder, Colorado-based author Andrew Newman has added a new and deeply inspiring children's book to his Conscious Bedtimes Stories Club, a story entitled How Diablo Became Spirit. Based on a true story, his bedtime tale for kids ages five through 12 tells of Spirit, the black leopard, from Spirit’s own point of view. The story is based on the actual experience of Spirit, a black leopard who was rescued from a European zoo where he had been abused, and of Anna Breytenbach, a South Africa-based animal communicator, who helped Spirit to change his name and his life, which also changed the lives of those who care for him today.

"It's important for children to know the story of Diablo/Spirit because all young people can hear the animals inside their hearts. Most grown-ups have forgotten how; the world needs young people to remember and to speak up for the animals. That is how our planet's adults will make better decisions for all Earth's creatures," noted Breytenbach, speaking of Newman's upcoming book about her experience with Spirit. Videos of Breytenbach's and Spirit's amazing interaction have already been viewed over 10 million times on YouTube.

Beautifully illustrated by Alexis Aronson, this new book is part of the Conscious Bedtime Story Club collection, and a significant resource for parents seeking conscious parenting tools. This book will help children recognize and appreciate all life forms, including animals, as the sentient beings that they are. How Diablo Became Spirit ends with Spirit’s Secret Steps for communicating with animals.

Anna Breytenbach is a professional animal communicator who received advanced training from the Assisi International Animal Institute in California, USA. She has been practicing and teaching animal communication around the globe for 15 years. She's also the subject of the documentary film, The Animal Communicator, which has also reached over 10 million viewers online. Breytenbach's goal is to raise awareness and advance the relationship between human and nonhuman animals, on both the personal and spiritual level. She guides workshop participants to develop their natural senses and deepen their connection with all species in an honoring manner. In her communication and conservation work, she is inspired by her role as a voice for animals and natural environments.

Award-winning children's author Andrew Newman is a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing; he has been actively involved in men's work through the Mankind Project since 2006. His additional portfolio of work includes publishing over 2500 donated poems as the PoemCatcher, volunteer coordination for Habitat for Humanity in South Africa and directing Edinburgh’s Festival of Spirituality and Peace. Newman's

Conscious Bedtime Story Club is a culmination of his training and experiences, and intended to bring parents and children into deeper connection and spiritual union with each other.

"Anna and I have been friends for many years," noted Newman. "We founded our friendship on our deep connection to nature, spirituality and healing. I attended several of her workshops and supported in some of her events. So it was a natural 'next-step' to bring forward the remarkable story of her work with Spirit." He added, "I loved the story of Spirit and felt it was worth the pilgrimage to meet this special leopard. I made a special trip to Jukani Animal Sanctuary in South Africa, where Spirit lives, to spend time there.  It was a very natural progression for me to ask Anna if I could write Diablo/Spirit's story. We share a goal to raise a generation of children who are more respectful of their natural surroundings and feel that bring the tools of animal communication in reach is an important step."

Newman's The Conscious Bedtime Stories Club is a collection of stories with wise and lovable characters who teach core life values to your children. Each of the 12 Conscious Bedtime Story Club books invites its readers to engage in mindfulness practices, beginning with Snuggle Breathing, which helps parents and children alike to share an experience of relaxation, presence and connection to each other and to the story. Each story ends with reflective activities and exercises to help children assimilate the lessons the stories present.

Newman strongly believes the last 20 minutes of each day are precious; his books use this important time to help children and parents grow consciously together in mind, body and spirit. How Diablo Became Spirit is available for purchase at www.amazon.com and at www.consciousstories.com.

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Anna Breytenback References:
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http://youtu.be/gvwHHMEDdT0 The Story of Anna and Spirit
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Top Trends in Baby Food and Care 2017 Focuses On- Baby Beverages, Baby Toiletries, and Diapers Categories

Baby Food and Care Market

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Categories in the baby food sector continue to evolve, driven by the parental desire to provide their children with the best products available, as well as to increase the efficacy of the processes involved in caring for their babies. Specifically, products that address concerns regarding germs and the spread of disease are popular, as are those with healthful credentials. Increasingly sophisticated innovation is also evident in this sector, as influenced by a wealth of trends impacting the adult food, drink, and personal care sectors. People are also incorporating increasingly smart solutions into their lives to make parental responsibilities less burdensome.

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Children in Foster Care in NC Surpasses 11,000 – Children’s Home Society Intensifies Response

Rebecca Starnes, VP Programs and Quality Improvement, CHSNC

Matt Anderson, VP Programs and Business Development, CHSNC

A steadily rising number of children in foster care broke the 11,000 mark in May 2017, the highest level in 10-years…

GREENSBORO, NC, USA, July 5, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — In May 2017, a steadily rising number of children in foster care broke the 11,000 mark, the highest level in 10 years and a nearly 28 percent increase over the last five years.

In response to the increasing needs of children in North Carolina, Children’s Home Society is implementing an aggressive four-year strategic plan and realignment that will allow it to double the number of adoptions completed and the number of children served by family finding and enhanced foster care to permanency programs. CHS will triple the number of children served by child specific recruitment, designed to find permanent homes for children who have been in foster care the longest.

Two members of the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina senior leadership team are being promoted and will assume added responsibilities as the agency undergoes this significant growth.

“Children’s Home Society has more than 100 years of experience in responding to the greatest needs of children and families, and we are poised to do more to help the growing number of children in crisis today,” said Brian Maness, President & CEO of CHS.

Rebecca Starnes, as Vice President of Programs and Quality Improvement, will be responsible for leadership of family education services and intensive services to preserve families, reunite children in foster care with extended relatives, and place the longest-waiting children in foster care with adoptive families.

Matt Anderson, as Vice President of Programs and Business Development, will lead foster care and adoption services, post-adoption services, public policy, governmental affairs, and grants management.

“As CHS continues to adapt to meet the needs of children and families today and in the future, we are very fortunate to have these two CHS leaders who are positioned to take on significantly expanded leadership roles,” Maness said. “Rebecca and Matt have the benefit of having worked closely together as members of our executive team, as well as through the development and implementation of our most recent strategic plan.”

“The need is great for permanent, safe, and loving families for children at risk in North Carolina. We are excited to take on this challenge with strong leadership,” Maness added.

Starnes has provided and led programs for parents and youth for more than 20 years. She was the Coordinator for Family Programs for the Family Life Council before serving as the Co-Director of that organization. Starnes joined Children’s Home Society through a merger with Family Life Council in 2010. She has led the Family Life Education Division as Vice President and served on the CHS Executive Leadership Team since then. The Family Life Education division tripled in size over the past seven years.

“All children deserve the love and support of family, yet family relationships can be challenging. I am excited to work with these innovative programs focused on protecting and creating strong, healthy families,” Starnes said.

Anderson joined Children’s Home Society in 2011. He has held several increasingly responsible roles since then and most recently served as Vice President of Strategic Advancement. Before his time with CHS, Anderson worked nationally on child welfare reform initiatives. He produced an award-winning documentary on children aging out of foster care, worked in many states and with Congress on important child welfare legislation, and managed child welfare programs in Montana prior to moving to North Carolina.

“Children’s Home Society has a proud history of strengthening families and creating loving homes for children in need. I am honored and humbled to lead a talented and dedicated team of social workers, and I am excited to see the impact we are going to have for children and families across North Carolina,” Anderson said.

CHS helps support more than 20,000 children and families annually through a diverse array of services including adoption, foster care, parenting education, teen pregnancy prevention, and family preservation programs.

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Five Father's Day Tips For Special Needs Dads

Author Deanna Picon Offers Ways To Help Dads Throughout The Year

Fathering a special needs child requires inner strength, patience and extraordinary love for one's son or daughter. So, it's important to acknowledge those who give so much of themselves.”

— Deanna Picon

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 17, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Raising a child with a disability, while balancing work and family responsibilities is no easy task for even the most devoted parent.

“Fathering a special needs child requires inner strength, patience and extraordinary love for one’s son or daughter. Often times, these dedicated dads are overlooked for their contributions,” said Deanna Picon, founder of Your Autism Coach, LLC and author of The Autism Parents’ Guide To Reclaiming Your Life (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1497581222). “So, on this special day, let’s acknowledge those who give so much of themselves to their families.”

Fathers can apply these simple tips to have a wonderful Father’s Day and throughout the year.

● Manage your health. It’s important to take care of yourself, especially with everything on your plate. Get at least six hours of sleep, make time to eat properly and exercise. Hitting the gym is an effective way to work off stress and stay fit. A simple walk around the neighborhood can clear your mind.

● Stay true to yourself. Don’t allow your child’s disability to define you. Like any parent, much of your life is going to be centered on your children, but that doesn’t mean you should completely abandon the hobbies, events and activities you enjoy doing. Keep in touch with friends and family. Call for a quick chat or send a friendly text. Invite the guys over to watch the game or for a cookout.

● Give yourself permission to enjoy. Don’t feel guilty for having a good time, even if it’s only once in a while. Ask a family member or close friend to watch your child for a few hours, so you can go to the billiards hall to shoot some pool with your buddies. Go on a fishing trip. Attend an auto show. It will be beneficial to unload the weight of your responsibilities for a short time.

● Accept unspoken praise and appreciation. Your spouse or partner may be too overwhelmed in the midst of all the challenges the two of you face to tell you how much they care. Your special needs child may be unable to properly communicate how grateful they are that you accept and love them. Nevertheless, know that your child and family appreciate you and the difference you make in their lives.

● Take a bow! You stepped up and accepted the challenges of raising a child with special needs. Because of your determination and advocacy, your son or daughter will have a better life. That’s worth patting yourself on the back about. And don’t forget to reward yourself. Do something nice, no matter how small. Buy tools for your workshop or new, athletic clothes to work out in.

Your Autism Coach, LLC provides personalized guidance, comprehensive support programs and seminars that address the issues and concerns of parents of special needs children. Now on Twitter (@yourautismcoach), look for the latest parenting tips and advice from Deanna Picon. She shows parents how to overcome the challenges of raising a child with special needs, while building a rewarding life for themselves. Deanna is the recipient of the 2015 “Top Life Coach Writer” Award from Autism Parenting Magazine.

Deanna Picon
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Top Trends in Baby Food and Care 2017- Focuses On Baby Beverages, Baby Toiletries, and Diapers Categories

Top Trends in Baby Food and Care

PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, June 16, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Summary

WiseGuyReports published new report, titled “Top Trends in Baby Food and Care”.

"Top Trends in Baby Food and Care 2017" focuses on outlining the key consumer and innovation trends currently impacting the baby food and baby care categories. Specifically, this report explores how new trends influencing modern consumers' lives, such as smart technology and fear of germs, influence the baby food, baby beverages, baby toiletries, and diapers categories.

Categories in the baby food sector continue to evolve, driven by the parental desire to provide their children with the best products available, as well as to increase the efficacy of the processes involved in caring for their babies. Specifically, products that address concerns regarding germs and the spread of disease are popular, as are those with healthful credentials. Increasingly sophisticated innovation is also evident in this sector, as influenced by a wealth of trends impacting the adult food, drink, and personal care sectors. People are also incorporating increasingly smart solutions into their lives to make parental responsibilities less burdensome.

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Scope

– Over a third of parents agree that working out what food and drinks are healthy for their children is confusing.
– Over two thirds of parents pay high or very high attention to the ingredients used in products they buy for their children.
– More parents are aware of what the term "clean label" is when asked, compared with non-parents.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Innovation Trends in Baby Food and Baby Care
Smart Parenting
Hyper-Protection
Health Haven
Adultification
The Future
Appendix

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