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Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development

It’s easy to feel like knowing how to be a great parent should just come naturally. But the truth is, every family learns as they go. And while kids don’t come with instructions, there are stages to growing up. A knowledge of parenting and child development can help you set realistic expectationsencourage positive behaviors and feel prepared for new challenges as children change and grow.

Assigning Age Appropriate Chores

As parents, you have an endless list of tasks to do, from cleaning the bathrooms and preparing meals to taking out the garbage and unloading the dishwasher. What you may not realize, though, is that your children — even the little… Continue Reading →

CDC: Positive Parenting Tips

As a parent you give your children a good start in life—you nurture, protect and guide them. Parenting is a process that prepares your child for independence. As your child grows and develops, there are many things you can do… Continue Reading →

UW-Extension – Parenting and Family Relationships

UW-Extension Parenting and Family Relationships. Trustworthy resources to improve the quality of family life. Helping communities respond to issues such as childhood obesity, financial security, and aging. Providing leadership for policies that help children, youth and families succeed. Increasing knowledge… Continue Reading →

Brain Building with Serve and Return

5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and Return

Growth Mindset

Parenting is really hard. Having a growth mindset helps. Research shows that parents can have a powerful impact on their childrens’ mindsets. The language you use and the actions you take show your children about what you expect. Giving process… Continue Reading →

KidsHealth

KidsHealth is more than just the facts about health. As part of The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media, KidsHealth also provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that… Continue Reading →

Empowering Parents

Empowering Parents connects families with actionable tips, tools, and child behavior programs to help resolve behavior issues in children ages 3-23. What you’ll find on Empowering Parents Content-rich articles: Help for parents that they can use right away. We start… Continue Reading →

Purple Crying

Purple Crying The Period of PURPLE Crying is a new way to help parents understand this time in their baby’s life, which is a normal part of every infant’s development. It is confusing and concerning to be told your baby “has colic”… Continue Reading →

Pregnancy and Infancy Sleep Resources

Pregnancy and Sleep If a pregnant woman is ‘eating for two’ whenever she sits down for a meal, then it’s also true that she is ‘sleeping for two’ every time she goes to bed. Pregnancy can significantly reshape the sleep… Continue Reading →

Zones of Regulation

  Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. -Charles Swindoll Self-regulation is something everyone continually works on, whether we are cognizant of it or not.  We all encounter trying circumstances that test our… Continue Reading →

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