Parenting Resources

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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Teaching Children to be Resilient

Resilience can be taught or developed in children by skillful parenting. Children need to learn that things do not always turn out the way they would like, but they can benefit, even from difficulties.

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ADHD update - Early adverse events

Early adverse childhood events may contribute to ADHD

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ADHD - Recent research

Recent research provides some clues to ADHD and gives parents helpful advice

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Monitoring for Newborns

Parents easily understand the importance of monitoring every aspect of their babies' lives. As the baby grows parenting must adjust to allow development of independence.

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Parental Monitoring - Evidence of Benefits

A television broadcaster in the 1960s, Tom Gregory, was known for asking parents, "It's 10 p.m. Do you know where your children are?" The need for parents to monitor their children's activities is even more important in today's society - and scientific research demonstrates the numerous benefits of parental involvement, especially in the lives of their adolescents.

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