Click on the “Behavior and Development” tab to access early development articles on topics such as: challenging behaviors, brain development, nutrition, play, sleep, and temper tantrums.
Baby Brain Map: Using this interactive tool, find out how a baby’s brain develops during the early years what you can do to enrich a very young child’s development.
Understand developmental milestones (typical and atypical development):
Born Learning, a program of United Way of San Luis Obispo County, is an educational outreach program designed to help parents, grandparents and caregivers be their child’s first teacher. Online materials are available in English and Spanish, and include game and activity suggestions, health and nutrition information, highlights of learning and developmental stages, and much more.
Talking with teens about sex:
Conversation Starter and Parent Resources Card
Parent Resources Brochure
Conversation Starter and Parent Resources Card-Spanish
Parent Resources Brochure-Spanish
CAPSLO Prevention & Health Education Department
The Boys Initiative is a groundbreaking national campaign to shed light on documented trends in recent years pertaining to boys’ underachievement and young men’s failure to launch.
The MISSION of the Initiative is to shed light on these trends, foster dialogue and debate about them, and collaborate on solutions with those who are committed to the futures of our nation’s youth. Our goal is to accomplish this mission by partnering and building coalitions with organizations that represent the interests of girls and women, boys and men, parents and teachers and adolescent health care providers, among a host of other individuals, organizations and professionals devoted to the well being of our nation’s youth. The Boys Initiative does not endorse or advocate for any particular point of view or proposed solution.
Parenting Is Tough.
The Boys Town National Hotline Can Help.
Parenting is many things. In today’s speed-of-a-text world there’s one thing it’s not…easy.
Sometimes it’s hard to know if you’re doing what’s best for your kids. And with new media-hyped “experts” popping up every time you go online, it’s hard to know who to trust to help you stay connected with your kids.
You need help that’s always there and backed by the experience of working with millions of kids and families. You need the Boys Town National Hotline.
The Boys Town National Hotline’s specially trained counselors are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to offer you parenting advice and assistance. These dedicated professionals receive ongoing training on how to deal with situations ranging from suicide to challenges parents encounter every day with their teens.
Caring and Connected Parenting: A Guide to Raising Connected Children. This guide supports and strengthens the partnership between parents and children, particularly new parents embarking on this great adventure in their lives. Based on the latest neuroscience research, this guide contains sections for newborns to 1 year, 1 to 2 years, 2 to 3 years, and 3 to 4 years old. There is also a parents’ section and an additional section for parents who come from abusive backgrounds. The guide has been endorsed by Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Desmond Tutu and Betty Williams, pediatricians T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. and Laura Jana, M.D. and psychiatrist and author Daniel Siegel, M.D.
Link to the Guide: http://www.saiv.net/ccp.htm
Here you will find a wealth of information from across all of CDC, covering everything from safety at home and the community to immunization schedules and developmental milestones.
Under “For Parents”, click on “Handouts”: Excellent parenting information, with handouts (English & Spanish) for parents of young children, school-age children, and teenagers on a variety of topics (discipline, communication, safety, specific age-related concerns).
Under “For Parents”, click on “Parent Links“: Links to multiple parenting websites, including sites devoted to single-parenting, expectant parents, parents of children with special needs and parents with twins, providing additional information and support.
Click on “Parenting Resources” to access the “Tip Sheets”. These simple handouts will provide guidance to address specific concerns (sibling rivalry, tantrums, swearing), help to create positive routines (chores, bedtime, schoolwork, mealtimes), help to establish more effective discipline/rules and improve communication. Tip sheets are in English and Spanish.
Learn more about Trauma Informed Care and Emotional Regulatory Healing for children and families at:
Juli Alvarado, MA, LPC, NCC
Children’s Home Society of California has created a series of Family Education brochures to assist parents and other caregivers with common parenting concerns. The informational brochures cover topics such as: Communication, Positive Discipline, Managing Anger, Special Needs-Information for Parents, and are available free of charge (shipping charges only) in English, Khmer, Spanish, and Vietnamese. If you would like to receive CHS’s materials (Material Request Form below), please contact the Family Education Program by phone or print the Material Request Form and return it (by mail or FAX) to CHS.
Material Request Form
Family Education Program
1300 West Fourth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
PH: (213) 240-5988
FAX: (213) 240-5945
Hey dad – looking for parenting information that is just for you? We’ve got information, advice, and resources just for dads. Whether you’re trying to figure out how to change a diaper or having a panic attack because your daughter has a date on Friday, www.fatherhood.org is your place for the latest news, solutions, and more!
Tips on “Raising an Independent Kid”
Children and teenagers who dress in clothing resembling gang attire may be showing an interest in gangs and may attract the attention of gang members and this could put them in danger. In recent years, children have been shot or killed by gangs simply for looking like a gang member. For the safety of your children, it is very important that you do not buy or allow your children to wear any items that gang members use to identify with a gang. Some of the current and traditional gang clothing and styles that gang members use to identify are attached here:
Niños y jovenes que se visten con ropa parecida a la de las pandillas estan demostrando interes en ellas y atraeran la atención de las pandillas, y estan poniendose en peligro. En años recientes estos niños han sido balaceados o matados por simplemente verse como ellos. Por la seguridad de sus hijos es muy importante que no les compre cualquier articulo que los pandilleros usen que los identifiquen con las pandillas. Algunos de los estilos y vestimenta tradicional que utilizan las pandillas para verse como tal son las siguentes: here
The Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Women’s Health and the Federal Citizen Information Center have created the “Healthy Moms Advice Kit”. It’s filled with practical tips on topics such as hay fever, recognizing and conquering depression, keeping food safe, discovering the real differences between name band and generic drugs, and getting a good night’s sleep.
On this site, there are interactive tools that allow you to view developmental milestones (social/emotional, cognitive, & language) at each age and stage and a checklist to track your own child’s development.
View the video Baby Steps, describing early milestones at: http://www.cdc.gov/CDCtv/BabySteps/
A free world-class education for anyone anywhere. The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We’re a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere. All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
Students can make use of our extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web. Our library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer.
Ron Huxley is the founder of the Parenting Toolbox and has helped parents online for over a decade. Ron is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist currently practicing on the Central California Coast. He specializes in trauma, attachment and nontraditional families (divorced, step, and adoptive families). He is the author of the book “Love and Limits: Achieving a Balance in Parenting” and has been in the field of parenting and mental health for more than 20 years. Ron Huxley’ s Parenting Toolbox helps parents to find more joy in their relationship with their children and eachother.
First Candle’s Safe Sleep video shares lifesaving information to help parents and caregivers protect their babies from SIDS, suffocation and accidents during sleep. Available in both English and Spanish, the video explains, in simple, easy-to-understand terms, why safe sleep is so important in preventing infant deaths.
Share the information with everyone who cares for your baby!
Search Institute seeks to help families, schools, and communities make the world a better place for kids through the support of the following projects: Parent Further is dedicated to helping you raise caring, healthy, responsible, and successful kids. With easy-to-use, comprehensive handouts, that include practical, everyday steps to help you with a wide range of parenting issues.
Developmental Assets are 40 common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults. For information about Developmental Assets:
Moody. Impulsive. Maddening. Why do teenagers act the way they do? Viewed through the eyes of evolution, their most exasperating traits may be the key to success as adults.
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Envia BEBE al 511411 para Español
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your pregnancy and your baby’s first year.
Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers & Healthy Babies Coalition, text4baby provides pregnant women and new moms with information they need to take care of their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 will receive free text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth.