Your resource for information on parenting and child development.

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The Parent Manual was developed to help busy parents by summarizing advice on raising children and enhancing family well-being. It draws on the work of pioneers in relevant scientific and professional fields and offers real-world parenting advice and practical parenting tips.  Consider it a clearinghouse of resources for further information on specific topics (books, literature, websites, agencies).

Mission: Making Parenting Resources easily accessible

Scientific

Promotes scientific theory and practice related to youth development and parenting and addressing child behavior problems. 

Accessible

Helps parents pare down information to find parenting tips that are practical and relevant to them.

Professional

Provides quality resources on a range of topics. 

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Mindful Families

Healthy families prioritize parent wellbeing and self-care, practice mindful parenting, and learn ways to promote positive attachment. 

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Child Development and Mental Health

Learning about child development helps us understand why children do what they do, making problem solving and positive attachment easier. Access to mental health resources can facilitate early intervention, which promotes positive outcome.

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Prevention and Resilience in Youth

Tapping into prevention and resilience-oriented resources can strengthen young individuals, families, and communities!

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As a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with children and teens, I've found that one of the biggest barriers to effective parenting is having access to truly relevant and helpful resources. There's a lot of information out there, and it can be difficult to sort through.  The old adage that children "don't come with a manual" is really true, and navigating raising children can sometimes be overwhelming.  The Parent Manual is here to centralize and summarize information that may be of use.  Guided by research and professionally-informed content, with an element of practical advice from parents who've been there, The Parent Manual is here to help inform your trial-and-error "what works" process. - Dr. G, website author

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