Children do best in all areas of their lives when they have a warm, caring and encouraging environment in their home and at school. The following resources can help you get started with strengthening your parent-child and parent-school relationships.
Catch Your Child Being Good — Many parents spend a good deal of time attending to their children when they're misbehaving. However, when they are behaving appropriately, parents often don't say or do anything.
Encouraging Respectful Behavior — Parents and caregivers can do many things to encourage respectful behavior in a child.
Listening Skills — Reviews why listening to your child is important and how it acts as discipline tool.
Monitoring Tips — A strategy that is effective in preventing problem behavior is parental monitoring.
Dealing with a Child’s Anger — Just as children have a right to be happy, sad, lonely, or bored, they also have the right to feel angry.
Dealing with Your Own Anger — Anger is a normal reaction. It's also an emotion many parents don't know how to deal with when it comes to their children.
Research: Relationships — Research summary for professionals on how to enhance student's performance through positive relationships.
Other Recommended Resources
Making Family Mealtime a Tradition Online Course — Short, free online course to learn about the benefits of eating meals together as a family. Are you in the MFIP/TANF program? This course counts as one hour of a Core TANF activity for Life Skills Training.
The Importance of Family Mealtimes — Learn the benefits of serving family meals and find resources for getting started.
Violence in Our Schools — Resources for recovering and preventing school violence like school shootings. Includes resources for parents, schools, and other professionals.