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Category Parenting As Children Grow

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.

CDC: Developmental Milestones and Tracker APP

Print Milestone Checklist Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (crawling, walking, etc.). CDC Developmental… Continue Reading →

Pregnancy and Children’s Sleep Resources

Bedtime Stress & COVID: 19 Wellness Tools For Kids Strategies for parents and kids to keep bedtime calm and stress-free – The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought dark times upon the world, and while much of America finds itself out… Continue Reading →

Raising Resilient Young People

Increasing Autonomy Ages 13+ September 24, 2020by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education Encouraging your young person to develop autonomy, while feeling secure doing so, and at a pace that everyone feels comfortable with, is most definitely a balancing… Continue Reading →

A Simple Guide to Successful Parenting

I had a professor in college tell my class that being a parent is simple. It’s about making wise choices in order to prepare young men and women to be released into the wild world and survive as responsible adults…. Continue Reading →

Protective Factor #4-Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development

Having accurate information about raising young children and appropriate expectations for their behavior help parents better understand and care for children. It is important that information is available when parents need it, that is, when it is relevant to their… Continue Reading →

Vroom App

Your child’s born ready to learn—and you have what it takes to help them! Vroom tips add learning to mealtime, bathtime, bedtime, or anytime. By helping your child learn now, you get them ready for school, friends, and life. How… Continue Reading →

Raising a Thinking Child

 Raising a Thinking Child is offered by UW-Extension Door County for FREE. Childcare and meal provided.  Raising A Thinking Child  (RTC) is an evidence-based parenting program for parents and caregivers of children 4 to 7 years (give or take) that… Continue Reading →

Sesame Street in Communities

Supporting you as you make a difference in your children’s lives. Parents and caregivers like you are the foundations for children’s healthy development. You keep them healthy, provide learning opportunities, and help them face challenges big and small. Sesame Street… Continue Reading →

Parenthetical

Are You The Parent of a 10-16 Year old? Check out parenthetical.wisc.edu – a FREE University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension sponsored online community for parents of kids ages 10-16. It’s a parenting website, blog and social network all in one place…. Continue Reading →

Plain Talk for Parents

YoungStar connects parents to tools and information to help them raise healthy, happy kids! Learn what to look for when selecting a child care provider; find information on early childhood education, nutrition and healthy learning environments; and discover activities that… Continue Reading →

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