Parenting Resources

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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Helping Infants Learn to Take Initiative

Infants have the ability to comfort themselves and entertain themselves – if given the opportunity to do so.

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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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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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