Parenting & Children

Parenting can be a source of great pride, and joy, but also stress. To be an effective parent, it is important to be mindful of each child’s developmental stage, his/her cognitive and reasoning skills at each stage, and ensure that parental expectations of children are appropriately matched for their age and ability level.

There is no one way to raise a healthy, well adjusted child. However, there are general principles and guidelines that can assist parents in improving both their communication and rapport with their kids. They can also help parents to create the structure and sense of safety that children require to thrive and grow.

The resources below help answer many of the questions and dilemmas parents face as their child develops. These topics include: Use of discipline, improving communication, managing difficult behaviors, fostering self-confidence, enhanced school performance, and fostering healthy social (peer) relationships.