Circle of Parents offers tips for parents in both English and Spanish. The tip sheets cover a range of topics including: Say What You Mean - Mean What You Say, Setting Rules and Consequences with Teens, Winning the Chore War, Tantrums, The Power of Choice, Parent Magic!, Swearing, To Discipline Means to Teach!, Defying Defiance, Lying, Handling Resistance, Schoolwork, Time Out!, Making Mealtimes More Pleasant, Sibling Rivalry, Hugging, and Rules: What's Fair?
This brief discusses the importance of getting children ready for school after summer vacation and provides tips for parents for: reviewing bus safety rules for children, implementing routines at least two weeks before the start of school to make sure they are rested and ready for homework, and addressing anxiety about attending school. A list of additional resources for parents is provided.
This article provides foster/adoptive parents, who may have some valid concerns about sexual abuse and about meeting the special needs of children who have been sexually abused, with some basic information about child sexual abuse as well as some special considerations to help them feel more confident in taking on the challenges and rewards of fostering or adopting these children.
This fact sheet offers information and tips for parents on how to be nurturing in a way that encourages healthy attachment.
This fact sheet discusses the importance of social connections for parents and provides tips for creating and maintaining positive social connections that can offer support.
This fact sheet defines social and emotional competence in children and offers tips for parents on how to guide development of social and emotional competence for their children.
Bonding to fathers is just as important for babies as bonding with mothers. This article offers practical tips to new fathers on how to create strong connections with their new babies. It also explains how supporting one's partners is part of being involved as a father.
This factsheet explains the importance of parental involvement for improving the lives of children and neighborhoods and discusses steps for increasing parental attendance at workshops and meetings. Steps include: make sure your announcements explain the benefits of the event; make the event convenient; use different strategies to get the word out about the event; make the event personal; and make the workshop fun. Specific tips are provided for implementing each step.