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10 Ways to Keep NYC Family Strong

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1. Bond with your child. Children need to know they are loved.
Take time to connect, listen, talk, laugh, and have fun together.

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2. Parenting is tough. You don’t have to go through it alone.
Reach out to those close to you. Call 311 and ask for parenting support.

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3. Education is power. Get involved at your child’s school and support
a love for learning. Schools offer a variety of programs including
continuing education for parents, leadership opportunities, and many
offer health and family services.

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4. Learning starts early. Sign up for high quality child care and early
education programs that prepare your child for a successful future.

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5. NYC kids are our kids. It takes an entire city to help raise healthy,
hopeful kids. Lend a hand as a volunteer, tutor, mentor, or coach.

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6. If you see something, say something. All children deserve to live
a safe, happy life free from abuse. Call 311 to make a report.

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7. Protect your child. Be careful who takes care of your child.
Learn how to keep your home safe from lead and other household dangers.

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8. Develop healthy habits. Healthy eating and staying active builds
strong bodies, reduces stress, and prevents chronic illness.

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9. Your baby should always sleep safe. Every Nap. Every Night.
Sleeping with your baby is just not worth the risk.

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10. Find the help you need to make ends meet. Job loss,
health issues, and other pressures take a toll.

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