Skip to content

STAY UP TO DATE. Join our email list »

First Things First First Things First

Tag: social-emotional development


Starting Kindergarten

  • school readiness

Learn how to enroll your child in school and how you can help her succeed.


Emotional Health

  • safety

Learn about getting help for stress, depression, abuse and other problems.

Reduce holiday stress for your kids

Helping young kids have a happy holiday season

  • social-emotional development

The holidays can mean disrupted routines and unfamiliar faces and places. Get some tips to make your child more comfortable.


National experts encourage community response to adverse childhood experiences in Arizona

  • social-emotional development

​National experts recently visited Arizona to share how everyone can do their part to help prevent or lessen the impact of adverse childhood experiences,…

Your baby can read your mood

Babies sense parents’ emotions to help understand their world

  • infants

When can babies start to pick up on their parents’ emotions? From birth.

Is my baby crying a normal amount?

For crying out loud

  • infants

A teary​-eyed baby doesn’t make you a ba​d parent. In fact, two to three hours of crying a day is normal.

When kids get stressed

Keeping the peace: helping a toddler reduce their stress

  • toddlers

Loving communication and a clear process for dealing with stress can help prevent things from getting out of control.

Preventing Toddler Tantrums

Preventing toddler tantrums

  • child development

​A tantrum is a normal response to anger and frustration, but there are things you can do to help your toddler feel more in control.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

  • social-emotional development

Preventing child abuse and neglect is something everyone can play a role in.​

© First Things First. All Rights Reserved. • Privacy PolicyAccessibilityWebsite FeedbackOmbudsman-Citizens Aide