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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Teaching Generosity to Toddlers and Preschoolers

Toddlers and preschoolers are beginning to understand the conepts of sharing so parents can encourage generosity in practical ways.

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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 Toddlers and Preschoolers

When parents are responsive, toddlers and preschoolers view their parents as stable and dependable and parents feel more confident and competent during the emotionally turbulent stages of development.

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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 Preschoolers and Elementary Age Children

Parental actions help shape their children’s future responses to authority and life.

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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 Preschoolers

Appropriate parental response to fears and phobias can help preschoolers respond to fears and eventually overcome 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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