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This factsheet discusses common issues that come up for children and families during the foster-to-adoption process, how to support your child or youth through the transition, and resources available for help. (Author abstract)
All parents eventually face the decision to leave their child home alone for the first time. However, children face real risks when left unsupervised. Those risks, as well as a child’s comfort level and ability to deal with challenges, must be considered. This factsheet provides some tips to...
In a world where children are "growing up digital," it's important to help them learn healthy concepts of digital use and citizenship. Parents play an important role in teaching these skills. (Author abstract)
This article describes seven strategies for encouraging children to open up and speak honestly about what’s going on in their lives.
Parenting teens is a challenge, especially when it comes to communicating with them. Sometimes, it seems like they’re not the best at listening, especially when you ask them to get off their devices. How do you get them to stop looking at their phone for a second and not have to ask them twice...
This tip sheet reviews the concept of parenting styles, including two key elements of parenting: parental responsiveness (i.e., warmth or supportiveness) and parental demandingness (i.e., behavioral control). (Author abstract)
This tip sheet provides specific tips to improve parenting skills. It is designed as an informational handout for families in support of the companion resource for providers, Tips for Service Providers: Healthy Parenting Practices. (Author abstract)