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Parent - Child  Being a parent is one tough job.
Full of rewards, beautiful moments, laughs, and love. But the reality of raising children today is that parents become overwhelmed, exhausted, and stressed.

We get it.
We're the The Children’s Trust and we know how the life of a parent can be. In communities throughout the state and in the pages of this website, we provide parents with the expert information, tips, and support they need and deserve to be the best parents they can be.

What you can expect.
The Children’s Trust created One Tough Job to support parents by providing them with current, reliable, and practical information on a variety of parenting topics related to raising children from infancy through adolescence. We aim to provide a general overview of topics, drawing from a variety of reputable and reliable sources.


Parent  Did you know?

Children Push Our Buttons

Many times your child’s behaviors, words, and expressions are positive. They can make you to stop and look at the world in a different way or cherish a moment in time, like the first time they tell you they love you. Sometimes, however, your child’s behaviors may cause you to feel embarrassment, frustration, and even anger.

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Kids  OTJ Highlights

Not Even for a Minute

At no time during the year should parents or others who transport children leave them alone in a car, not even for a minute. We all lead hectic lives. Parents are busy trying to run errands and get everything done in little or no time, but we must stop and think about what is really important—the baby, the child and his or her safety and well-being, no matter how stressful the day, the child must always come first.

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Teach your children the rules of gun safety

According to research completed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a gun kept in the home is forty-three times more likely to kill someone known to the family than to kill a stranger in self-defense. In homes with guns, the risk of suicide increases five times and the risk of homicide increases three times over the rate of homes with no guns.

Just as important as teaching your child to safely cross the street, gun safety should be part of every family’s safety conversation. This conversation could prevent a tragedy or may even save your child’s life.

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