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May 21

Father’s Day Activities for Kids and Their Dad

Father’s Day is a celebration of men who love and invest in their kids. Do everything you can to make the day a special one for your whole family.  Here are some ideas to get you going: Put on a play for Dad Make a gift basket of treats Dad really likes Take a day […]

May 21

June is National Men’s Health Month

June is National Men’s Health Month! This month is all about encouraging the men in your life (including you, men out there!) to take care of their bodies by eating right, exercising, and working to prevent disease. The official symbol for the month is a blue ribbon and the purpose of Men’s Health Month is […]

May 21

How to Raise Compassionate Children

From Here’s the good news: Kids are pretty compassionate by nature.  Research out of the Yale Baby Lab shows that children less than 2 years old show greater satisfaction when giving treats to others than when receiving treats for themselves. If children are hardwired for kindness, then parents who want to raise nice kids […]

Apr 23

Start-2-Soar: New Name But Same Parent Support Program

Ringgold County Public Health is pleased to announce the new name for our family support program, previously known as Parents as Teachers.  Although our name is changing, Start-2-Soar will continue to use the research-based Parents as Teachers curriculum while providing home visitation to families in Ringgold County.  Robin McDonnell, the program coordinator, is a registered […]