Parenting Resources

Helping Teens and Adolescents Build Quality Friendships

Though screen time can negatively impact an adolescent's ability to make friendships and interpret others' emotions, there are simple measure parents can take to help their teens better understand the meaning of friendship and establish quality relationships

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Helping your Elementary Age Child Develop Emotion Regulation

Emotion regulation is a crucial skill for the development of relationships and friendships because allows a child to regulate and react appropriately to his or her own emotions.

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Encouraging Preschoolers to Begin Building Relationships through Empathy and Friendships

Preschool age is a perfect time for parents to help their children learn social skills and develop empathy through role modeling

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Building Relationships with your Infant or Toddler

Even infants and toddlers can practice relationship building and begin developing language when parents are deliberate about speaking to them and describing things to them.

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Technology Use & Screen Time Impacting Relationships

The research on how technology and excessive screen time are negatively affecting relationships and what parents can do about it

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Teaching Respect to Teens and Adolescents

Ideas on teaching adolescents respect through modeling, encouragement and rewarding respectful behaviors

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Teaching Respect to Elementary-Age Children

Ideas on teaching elementary-age children respect through responsibility and by modeling respectful behavior yourself

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Teaching Respect to Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers

Ideas to help teach your infants, toddlers and preschoolers the concept of respect

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Teaching Children Respect for Themselves and Others

Research shows, when parents teach their children what it means to be respectful and to have respect for oneself and others, both parent and child reap the benefits.

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Encouraging High School Age Children to Take Initiative

Parents can continue to encourage their teens to take initiative by acknowledging and showing gratitude for their efforts.

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