Positive Behavior Support

Praise: Encouraging Positive Behaviors

When most parents think of discipline, they think of punishment. But good discipline is really guidance, and that often involves using praise.

Children learn what they are like from other peop...

Adjusting to Childcare

Ages 2-4

Adjusting to Child Care

What you can do to make the adjustment go a little smoother. 

Placing your child in child care can be a difficult adjustment for you and for your child.

You will probably be concerned about leaving your child. That is natural. Yo...

Handling Stress of Parenting

All Ages

Handling Stress

Don't let stress get the best of you

Few jobs are as stressful as parenting.

Stress is built into family life. The demands of parenting, jobs, and your personal needs are often at odds. Change, whi...

Grief: Helping Your Child Cope with Death

Ages 2-6

Grief:  Helping your child cope with death 

It is normal for children to feel grief when someone close to them dies. It is also normal for young children to think the person is really still alive, especially during the first several weeks follo...

Rules and Limits

Ages 2-4

Rules and Limits

"Laying down the law" with your children

Rules and limits for children are important. But sometimes it is hard for children of any age to know what the rules are.

Children, in general, thrive in an orderly world...

Separation Anxiety: When Your Child Does Not Want To Leave You

Birth- 2 Years

Separation Anxiety

When your child doesn't want you to leave you

Separation anxiety is the fear that anyone, young or old, can have when they are separated from something familiar. With children, this usually means being afraid to...

Spanking: Why Your Should Try Other Ways To Discipline Your Child

Ages 2-4


Why you should try other ways to discipline your child

Were you spanked when you were a child? Many of today’s parents would answer, “yes.”

Spanking is very common way that parents try to discourage unacc...

Television and Screen Time: How to Encourage Good Viewing Habits

Ages 2-4


How to encourage good viewing habits

Television and other Social Media is a powerful influence on a child. Young children tend to believe what they see. They cannot always tell what is real and what is make believe....

Time Out: An Alternative Discipline

Ages 2-4

Time Out

 A way to discipline without spanking

All children need rules, limits, and education about what is right or expected. The way you discipline your child is important.

Discipline has three parts:

Setting up a pos...

Toilet Training: Helping Your Child Move Out of Diapers

Ages 2-4

Toilet Training

Helping your child move out of diapers

Don’t expect toilet training to be a snap. There is more to it than sitting your child on the toilet and expecting him or her “to go.”

Most children don’t learn to u...

TV & Movie Violence

Ages 2-6

TV & Movie Violence

Why watching it is harmful to children

Watching violence in movies and on television is potentially harmful to your child.

As early as the 1960s, studies reported that watching violence can make children ...

What to Do About Hitting, Biting, and Other Aggressive Behavior

Ages 2-4


What to do about hitting, biting & other aggressive behavior


It is not uncommon for young children to sometimes bite, hit, and scratch. Children who have not yet learned other ways to express their emotions may...

Anger: Helping Children Deal with the Anger They Feel

Ages 2-4


Helping children deal with the anger they feel

Young children get angry. They may get red-faced, scream, cry, stomp, hit, kick, and even break things when they do. 

Everyone gets angry once in awhile. It’s a n...

Parenting Minor Misbehavior

Children misbehave in many ways. Sometimes the problem behavior is serious, such as hitting. Sometimes the behavior may only be annoying to others. Either way, children need to be taught the proper way to behave.

Discipline means education. There are several ways to discipline. For seriou...