Positive Parenting / Parenting Tips
Parenting can be like riding a roller coaster. Some days it's exciting, fun, and joyful. Other days you may feel tense and uncertain about your ability to do your job. Being a parent is rarely dull. Being a parent is also the most important work you'll ever do.
We know how tough parenting can be. We also know how much you care about your children. But children don't come with directions. They don't always behave the way you want them to. And, it seems that just as you figure out what works, they grow into another stage with a whole new set of joys and challenges.
We have identified ways to address the challenges of child rearing in a series of helpful tip cards. In addition, you can learn positive discipline techniques to help guide your child's behavior in the booklet Positive Discipline: A Guide for Parents. The booklet also is available in Hmong, Somali, and Spanish languages.
Many of these resources are available as Adobe PDF documents.
You may also scroll through alphabetical and catagorical lists of articles below.
- Early, 10-13 years
- Mid, 14-16 years
- Late, 17-21 years
- Dads are important
- Smart discipline
- Positive Discipline: A Guide for Parents (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
- Eating disorders
- Gun violence
- Injections (coping with)
- Keep the TV, but...
- Limits (setting limits)
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Back to Sleep, Tummy to Play (Somali), (Spanish)
- Sleep problems in infancy
- Sleep problems in toddlers
- Toilet training