Parenting Resources

Guiding Your Teen Toward Healthy Friendships

The definition and perceptions of friendship are changing because of the pervasive use of social media, so your adolescent may need some guidance regarding healthy friendships.

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Helping Elementary Age Children Develop Friendships Through Emotion Coaching

Spending time teaching children empathy and emotional self-control will have life long benefits, including the development and maintenance of friendships.

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Helping Preschoolers Practice Friendship Building Skills

Conversational skills, emotional self-control, personal characteristics such as kindness and generosity can all be practiced at home so your children feel more comfortable and competent in social situations.

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Secure Infant Attachments Encourage Healthy Friendships

The best foundation parents can provide their infants is to help them develop strong emotional attachments early in life.

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Helping Your Child Make Friends

The social skills necessary to develop friendships must be learned and reinforced in childhood to assure lifelong skills.

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Adolescents Need Parental Guidance to Understand Forgiveness

Your adolescent will especially benefit from your insight and encouragement as he learns to empathize with and forgive others

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Elementary Age Children & Forgiveness

Children who learn to forgive will also be learning the life skill of how to deal with offenses and hurts they will experience later in life.

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Preschoolers: Apologies & Forgiveness

Preschoolers as young as 4 years of age understand that offering an apology to an offended friend can help make that child feel better.

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Toddlers, Forgiveness & Empathy

Toddlers learn by imitiating others. So they can learn to empathize with others, parents must first empathize with them.

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Teaching Children to Forgive

A person’s ability to forgive others directly impacts their physical and emotional well being

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