A medical home combines place, process, and people. The primary health care professional can help the family and patient access and coordinate specialty care, other health care services, educational services, in and out of home care, family support, and other public and private community services that are important to the overall health of the child and family.
Families are much more than groups of individuals. They have their own goals and aspirations. They also are places where every child and adult should feel that he or she is special and be encouraged to pursue his or her own dreams; a place where everyone’s in¬dividuality is permitted to flourish.
Every day children are inundated by endless messages intended to educate, entertain, or influence their behavior. It takes commitment and effort on the part of parents to monitor and help interpret these external influences on children.
Work and Play
Parenting has become much more difficult in this day and age. The options for childcare are vast. Choosing the right childcare option for you and your family can be a difficult decision. In addition, technology advances has increased the reach of media ten-fold. Monitoring your children’s TV and Internet usage could be a full-time job. Learn what parents can do to keep children safe will at work and at play.
Getting Involved in Community
Poverty can inhibit children’s ability to learn and contribute to social, emotional, and behavioral problems. By getting involved in your community, you can make a difference in lives of children and their families. Aside from benefiting others, acts of generosity also help your own children develop compassionate hearts.