Includes 5 ways to help before a crisis, 7 ways to help during a crisis, and 3 ways to help after a crisis.
Intended for parents, this handout explains 24 ways to prevent child abuse. Strategies include eight ways to make a home safe, five ways to give your child trust, six ways to give your child independence, and five ways to give your child self-esteem. Parents are urged to discipline with short time-outs, interview babysitters, never strike a child in anger, listen to their child, be consistent, teach respect, speak love, give a hug a day, and recognize that quality time is quantity time.
Intended for parents, this fact sheet explains the following seven standards of effective parenting: value your child, nurture your child, teach your child, speak the truth, discipline your child, encourage your child, and never give up. Examples of implementing these standards are provided.
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This article discusses the challenges of theorizing and modeling father-child relationships in a developmentally sensitive context. Challenges to the creation of comprehensive theories are briefly discussed and concerns with conceptualizations of father involvement are reviewed. An alternative view of father-child relationships is garnered from meta-analytic perspectives. Affective climate, behavioral style and relational synchrony are identified as factors that always matter in father-child relationships regardless of the age of gender of the child, the context of fathering, or moderating…
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Theory and research suggest that the transition to parenthood is a major life transition, and that adaptation to the parenting role is influenced by a complex set of factors, including the relationship with the child's mother, family of origin, and how the father is situated within sociocultural contexts. The father-mother relationship is particularly important for men making the transition to fatherhood. This study examined patterns of fathering among young fathers (15?24 years) and investigated how fathers' relationships with the mothers of their young children (infants and toddlers) were…
A resource from the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, this tip sheet provides advice on how to communicate with teachers and other leaders at your child's school if you're dealing with bullying.
A resource from the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, this tip sheet provides a list of ways to support your child through this very painful experience.
This InfoSheet describes key messages for a level of discourse that promotes healthy fatherhood by focusing on the broad picture of 1) child well-being, 2) gender equity, 3) men's development, and 4) community development. (Author abstract)
This InfoSheet briefly explores various societal factors that influence the development of manhood and fatherhood. A list of citations is included at the bottom of page two for individuals who are interested in pursuing more in-depth discussions about male socialization. (Author abstract)
This online brochure from All Pro Dad provides ten ways to be a better dad. The tips include: Love Your Wife, Spend Time with Your Children, Be a Role Model, Understand Your Children, Show Affection, Enjoy Your Children, Eat Together As A Family, Discipline With a Gentle Spirit, Pray and Worship Together, and Realize You're a Father Forever.