Information on parenting, child development and child behavior problems.

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The Parent Manual summarizes parenting advice related to 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. It's a clearinghouse of resources for further information on specific topics (books, literature, websites, agencies).

Our Mission: Making Parenting Resources easily accessible

Scientific

Promotes scientific theory and practice related to youth development and parenting. 

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. 

Topics

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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