Parenting Resources

Sensitive or Responsive Parenting for Toddlers and Preschoolers

When parents are responsive, toddlers and preschoolers view their parents as stable and dependable and parents feel more confident and competent during the emotionally turbulent stages of development.

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Sensitive or Responsive Parenting for Infants

When parents are responsive to infants and sensitive to their needs, infants feel more secure and trusting of parents.

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Sensitive or Responsive Parenting

Providing a secure base from which children can explore their environments – and thereby learn.

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Positive Reinforcement for Adolescents

Parental support and positive reinforcement are crucial to help positively frame experiences as learning opportunities for adolescents

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Positive Reinforcement for Preschoolers and Elementary Age Children

Parental actions help shape their children’s future responses to authority and life.

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Positive Reinforcement for Toddlers

For toddlers, the best time to reinforce behavior is when children are noticed to be “doing something right.”

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Positive Reinforcement for Newborns and Infants

Parents timely response to their infants’ cries provides positive reinforcement to the child that parents are available and needs will be met

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Positive Reinforcement

A very powerful and effective teaching tool that can help shape and change behavior, positive reinforcement works by presenting a motivating item (reward) after the desired behavior is exhibited, making the behavior more likely to happen again.

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Fears and Phobias in Adolescents

Fears during adolescence include bodily image concerns, life experiences and performance. Parents must be aware of the fears in order to be able to provide support.

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Fears and Phobias in Elementary-Age Children

Children of this age often develop fears related to life circumstances they anticipate might happen to them. Parents can look for opportunities to discuss these fears and provide coping strategies.

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