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This research-based tip sheet provides tips for parents who receive news about their expected child or their newborn’s developmental disability. Among the most common disorders identified through prenatal screening and testing are Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, spinal muscular atrophy,...
This research-based tip sheet highlights tips for parents of youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on what they could do in the course of their daily lives to help prepare their child for adult life. This information will be useful for both parents and service providers who work directly...
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)
Committed fathers love spending time with their children, but with today's pressures of work and other priorities, it can be challenging to find ways to make quality and quantity time with the kids. Wayne Parker discusses some important resources for fathers to help make more time, and better...
This article describes seven strategies for encouraging children to open up and speak honestly about what’s going on in their lives.
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)
This fact sheet offers suggestions for ways that safety-net service providers can help non-custodial parents explore non-financial mechanisms for participating in their children's lives. (Author abstract)
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)