Parenting Resources

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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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 Preschoolers

Preschoolers learn how to help themselves when at play and by helping others.

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ADHD - Recent research

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

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