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Caring for kids is one of the most important – and challenging – jobs on the planet. Wherever we are in our parenting journeys, our understanding of ACEs can help us better support our kids.

As parents with ACEs, we may have already passed on some ACEs to our kids already. Whether we’re going through a divorce, or we have a mental health condition or substance use issue – the reality is that our kids face adversity, despite our efforts to protect them. Things may happen that are out of our control – like an act of abuse by a neighbor or other adult, or a family member’s incarceration.

Many of us find ourselves parenting the way we were parented, for better or worse. There are times we might lose control and make mistakes we regret. We may know what we don’t want to do, but aren’t as sure how to parent from a positive perspective.

Knowing our family’s ACE histories can be a catalyst for change.

We can break the cycle of ACEs.

On top of the ordinary struggles of parenting, the pandemic has made many of us question our judgment. We wonder how to keep our kids safe, and how we’ll meet all their needs. If you need help with food, bills, a job, or other resources visit 211211.org or text “stress” to 211211.

It seems tougher than ever to parent.

Tools & Resources

my child's ace history
FAQs on raising kids with aces
helping kids manage stress
building resilience toolkit
early childhood
communication and Connection

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