Parenting Resources

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 Toddlers

For toddlers, the best time to reinforce behavior is when children are noticed to be “doing something right.”

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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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Teaching Resilience to Infants and Toddlers

Encouraging infants and toddlers to become capable of helping themselves.

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ADHD update - Early academics

Impact of early academics on ADHD

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ADHD - Recent research

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

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