Resources for Families

4 Ways to have a blast this fall.
Click here to family fun activities for this fall!
5 Ways to Show Your Child You Care
Click on the image to view 5 ways to show your child you care.
Tips for a Stres Free Holiday Tips for a Stress Free Holiday
Click on the image to find ways to reduce stress during the holidays.
Money Saving Tips for the Holidays
Looking for some frugal holiday ideas? Click on the image to view 10 Money Saving Tips for the Holidays!
11 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Depression
Click on the image to the left for 11 tips to avoid depression during the holidays.
Tips for a Stress Free Holiday
Click on the image to find ways to reduce stress during the holidays.
5 Ways to Be a Better Dad
Click on the image to view great ideas about how to be a better dad.
Setting Realistic Expectations for your Child
Click on the image to view some ideas on how to set realistic expectations for your child.
Simplify Your Life in 2016
Many families resolve to simplify in the new year. Click on the image to the left to view a list of practical tips to simplify your life, contributed by FRCA Director of Finance & Operations, Mandy Watrous-Gale.
Crisis Text Line
Click on the image to the left to learn more about Crisis Text Line, a free service that gives people in emotional crisis someone to talk to via text.
5 Protective Factors
Click on the image to the left to learn more about how you can implement the 5 Protective Factors, or the strengths and resources that families draw upon during difficult times, into your life.
Simple Tips for Better Parenting
Click on the image to view five simple ways to be a better parent.
School-Age Child Development
Click on the image to view information on how your school-age child is developing. Click here for more parenting tips from childwelfare.gov.
Free Cookbook! “Good and Cheap”
Click on the image to view a free, downloadable cookbook called “Good and Cheap: Eating Well on $4 a day”.
FRCA-Recipe-Booklet FRCA Breakfast Recipe Booklet
Click on the image to view a recipe booklet that includes healthy, affordable breakfasts that are
simple to make.
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Dealing with Temper Tantrums
Click on the image view tips about how to deal with temper tantrums.

0 – 5 Year Old Development Milestones Chart
Click on the image to view a development milestones chart for children ages 0 – 5.
Creating Strong Communities
Click on the image to view tips about developing strong communities.
Connecting with Your Teen
Click on the image to view tips about connecting with your teenager.
Bonding with Your Baby
Click on the image to the left to view tips about bonding with your baby.
Tips for Teen Parents
Click on the image to view tips for teen parents.
5 Ways to Save Money as a Family
Click on the image to view tips on how to save money as a family.
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Age Appropriate Chores
Click on the image to view a list of age appropriate chores for children.

5 Ways to Engage with your Child During Playtime
Click on the image for ideas on how to engage with your child during playtime.
Fostering Creativity
Click on the image to view tips on how to foster creativity to help children express themselves.
Family-Circles-Assessment Family Circles Assessment
Surrounding yourself with family and friends is a great way to build a support system. Click on the image to view a support assessment and instructions on how to use it.
Don’t Support Your Spouse Too Much
Parenting is a tough job! Want tips on how to support your spouse when parenting? Click on the image to view an interesting article by Dr. Charles Fay, published by the Love & Logic Institute, Inc.
Making Traffic More Fun
Looking for ways to make your morning commute or sitting in rush hour more fun? Click on the picture to view tips on making sitting in traffic more fun, contributed by FRCA Development Director, Marie Mahan.
SMART Goals / Goal Tree
Set achievable family goals! Click on the image to view a Goal Tree and Worksheet, contributed by FRCA Strengthening Families Program Director, Chris Rubino.
Keys to Raising Happy Kids
Click on the image to the left to learn what you can do to raise healthy, happy children.
Budget-Friendly Produce
Eating healthy on a budget just got easier. Click on the image to view a list of the cheapest fruits and vegetables by month, put together by FRCA Strengthening Families Program Director, Chris Rubino.
Celebrate the End of the School Year with Your Child
Click on the image to the left to view tips on how to celebrate the end of the school year with your child.
5 Ways to Connect with Your Child
Click on the image to view tips on how to connect with your child.
5 Ways to Show Your Child You Care
Click on the image to view 5 ways to show your child you care.
Summer Activities that Encourage Learning
Click on the image to view great ideas about how to encourage learning during Summer Break.
Sun Safety
Click on the image to view sun safety tips for the summer.