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.
Intended for parents, this brief lists signs of stress in children and discusses tips for avoiding over-scheduling the family and for ensuring a child is successful at school without undue stress. A list of additional resources for parents is provided.
Designed for programs seeking to engage men and fathers, this brief explains the impact exposure to violence can cause on children and the harm that can result unless they receive support to help them cope and heal. The warning signs of exposure to violence are listed for children ages 5 and younger, children ages 6-12 years, and teenagers ages 13-18. The importance of fathers' engagement with their children to prevent and reduce the impact of exposure to violence is stressed, and the following recommendations are made for programs for engaging fathers: develop protocols to response…
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.
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This trainer's guide and trainee's guide provide information on working with African American fathers involved in the child welfare system. The materials discuss the historical relevance and current impact of slavery on African American fathers, the biases against African-American fathers by child welfare social workers and their agencies, solutions to the systemic biases against African-American father within child welfare, and the application of the principles of fairness and equity and associated skills and strategies in working with other culturally diverse families within child welfare…
This fact sheet offers information and tips for parents on how to be nurturing in a way that encourages healthy attachment.
This parent tip sheet from the National PTA's Connect for Respect initiative provides basic information and statistics on bullying.
This parent tip sheet from the National PTA's Connect for Respect initiative provides proactive ways parents can prevent bullying.
This parent tip sheet from the National PTA's Connect for Respect initiative provides six tips to instill anti-bullying behavior in children.