What’s New at FIRSTCALL

What’s New at FIRSTCALL2020-03-22T22:34:30-04:00
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Teaching your child tolerance

September 1st, 2017|For parents, What's new at FIRSTCALL|

America is the great "melting pot," a rich blend of cultural traditions from all over the world. Many American families can trace their histories to immigrant ancestors who traveled great distances, enduring risk and hardship, to make a home where they would be guaranteed basic freedoms. And for many American [...]

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Multi-racial children

September 1st, 2017|For parents, What's new at FIRSTCALL|

Multiracial children are one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population. The number of mixed-race families in America is steadily increasing, due to a rise in interracial marriages and relationships, as well as an increase in trans-racial and international adoptions. Publicity surrounding prominent Americans of mixed cultural heritage, [...]

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Overweight kids often shunned, bullied

September 1st, 2017|For parents, Lifestyle, fitness and nutrition, What's new at FIRSTCALL|

Preteens who are overweight are often bullied or excluded from social activities, increasing their likelihood of anxiety and emotional problems, researchers say. Efforts to prevent or ease emotional distress among overweight students must address these negative and discriminatory behaviors, according to the authors of a new study. "The widespread misconception [...]

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Kids with gay or lesbian parents do just fine

September 1st, 2017|Diversity, For parents, Lifestyle, fitness and nutrition, What's new at FIRSTCALL|

A long-term study of children adopted by gay and lesbian parents has found that the kids are well-adjusted through middle childhood, researchers say.Nearly 100 two-parent families were included in the study, half had gay or lesbian parents. All had adopted children. The kids were assessed at two points: at preschool [...]