Resources for Parents
As part of our mission “to strengthen parenting and prevent child abuse,” The Parenting Network provides articles and information to help parents and caregivers respond positively to the stresses of parenting. New resources are added periodically.
We also manage a directory of links to outside parenting resources, which are valuable to parents of children at all ages.
Children learn through consequences of their mistakes. If parents don’t allow children to learn in this way, problems are created for both parents and children.
Parents should exercise “the three Rs” when setting expectations for their child.
A child’s good reading habits and positive attitude toward school begin early in life. Parents should ask themselves several key questions to keep their child on track at all ages: infancy, first grade, high school, and everything in between.
When parents understand why their child has temper tantrums, they can more effectively respond to their child and prevent future tantrums.
Stress is a natural part of parenting. Parents can decrease these stresses by following these guidelines.
Discipline is about teaching a child the acceptable ways of expressing their needs and desires. This resource provides parents with options as they guide their child toward adulthood.
A child will be more successful with toilet learning when parents are able to recognize their child’s signs of readiness, understand how to help their child learn, and are prepared for the common difficulties.
We also recommend the helpful parenting resources created by Prevent Child Abuse America. These handouts cover topics ranging from advice to new parents to shopping with your child to bullying.