Parenting Resources

Teaching Respect to Teens and Adolescents

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

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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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Teaching Children to Take Initiative

Learning to take initiative as a child is critical to achieving success in adulthood.

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People Smart & Self Smart

Thinking by making connections and thinking with reflection

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Body Smart & Nature Smart

Thinking with movement & touch and thinking with patterns

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Picture Smart & Music Smart

Thinking with pictures and thinking with music.

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Word Smart & Logic Smart

Thinking with words and questions

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Your “Smart” Child

Rethinking the Concept of "Smart": The 8 different categories of intelligence

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Building Independence in Children

Expert advice and helpful information for building independence in infants, toddlers, elementary-age children and teens.

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