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Current descriptions of coparenting (i.e., shared decision making between parents and the coordination of parenting activities; Feinberg, 2002; McHale & Kuersten-Hogan, 2004) often are not informed by diverse cultural or family contexts, or by the perspectives of fathers. One group that has...
This publication offers information for parents and caregivers on adolescent social development and offers tips for social service agents and parents on how to encourage healthy social development.
This tip sheet gives some facts about teens and sex and provides suggestions for parents on starting age-appropriate conversations with their teen about sexuality, continuing the conversation, and leaving the line of communication open. Myths and facts about teens and sex are listed, giving...
This tip sheet suggests strategies to reduce communication problems between teens and parents and describes effective communication tips to help parents talk to their teen about various tough topics.
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This tip sheet focuses on balancing the need to set limits with the freedom to explore independence as teens enter young adulthood and describes effective communication and negotiation strategies for collaborative problem-solving.
This tip sheet includes ways to deal with unpleasant feelings when teens want to spend less time with the parent, activities that parents and teens can do together, and strategies to make the most of the time together.
This tip sheet describes what trust looks like between parents and teens and provides strategies to help build trust, communicate expectations, and repair broken trust.
Little Children, Big Challenges provides resources for families with young children (ages 3-8) as they encounter the difficult changes and transitions that come with a parent's incarceration.
This tip sheet provides specific guidelines for healthcare providers to start and facilitate conversations with parents and children on core relationship skills such as communication, conflict resolution, parenting, and financial literacy. (Author abstract)
Purpose: Harsh, abusive, and rejecting behavior by parents toward their children is associated with increased risk for many developmental problems for youth. Earlier research also shows that children raised by harsh parents are more likely to treat their own children harshly. The present study...