Parenting Resources

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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Building Independence in Infants

Ideas on how parents can begin preparing their infants for independence

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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 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 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 Infants and Toddlers

Parents can mitigate fearful and anxious response in infants and toddlers by showing support, creating appropriate opportunities for exposure and reassuring that you will protect them

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Fears and Phobias

Fear, or anxiety, is a common emotion experienced by everyone. As parents, we need to be mindful of how we respond to our children’s fears.

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