Parenting Resources

Building Independence in Children

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

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Building Independence in Adolescents

Helping teens establish independence by practicing responsibility, accountability, work and self-help.

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Teaching Generosity to Adolescents

When teens help others, they are less likely to participate in risky behaviors and more likely to feel that their lives have purpose.

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Generosity in Relationships: Practical Ways to Give

Generosity promotes bonding in relationships between children and adults alike.

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Teaching Generosity to Children

Research shows giving makes people happier than receiving.

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Sensitive or Responsive Parenting for Adolescents

Responsive parenting is cruical as adolescents transition from dependence to independence.

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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

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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