When dads spend time with their kids from the very beginning and work to keep close feelings between them, good things happen to the kids. This resource provides tips for new fathers to engage and bond with their newborn.
This fact sheet provides parents with information on adolescent social and emotional development, how it will affect their teen, and what they can do as parents to encourage healthy social and emotional development.Note: PDF version available.
This publication offers information for parents and caregivers on adolescent cognitive development and offers tips for social service agents and parents on how to encourage healthy cognitive development.
This fact sheet features a comic strip of two women discussing how they help their children learn to make decisions for themselves. The story offers several strategies that parents can use to help their children and adolescents learn how to make healthy decisions for themselves. Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet describes characteristics of youth at risk for getting involved in substance abuse and characteristics of youth who are least likely to abuse substances. It offers tips for parents to help their teens have less of a risk for drug abuse in the future.Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet provides tips for families on healthy communication such as active listening and thoughtful speaking. Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet gives tips for parents on healthy parent-child communication including using encouragement, I-messages, positive messages, and active listening.Note: PDF version available.
This tip sheet gives numerous ideas for parents of how to spend time together as a family year-round, at home, and in the community.Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet features a comic strip discussing choosing a set weekly family time and how to choose a time and activities as a family.
This fact sheet features a comic strip of two mothers discussing how they make, communicate about, and enforce family rules.Note: PDF version available.