Resources for Parents

READINGS
  • Child Behavior Guide  - Free online resource for parents and professionals with helpful information related to challenging child behavior, applied behavior analysis, developmental disabilities and behavior disorders.
  • Family Tools - Center on the Social Emotional Learning provides tips, training and resources for parents of infants and toddlers
  • Parenting Style Assessment - What is Your Parenting Style? How would you describe your approach to parenting?
  • The Infant Toddler Temperament Tool  - The Infant Toddler Temperament Tool (IT3)  includes a short online survey that allows parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers to recognize and explore their own temperament traits and those of a child for which they provide care. 
  •  Positive Parenting Tips   - There are many things you as a parent can do to help your child grow and learn during each stage of development. To learn more about tips for positive parenting, safety, and health, click on the age group for your child.
  • Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers - Parenting is hard work! But it can also be fun and rewarding. There are many things you can do to help build a safe, stable, and nurturing relationship with your child. This website will help you handle some common parenting challenges, so you can be a more confident parent and enjoy helping your child grow.
  • Challenging Behaviors - Tips and Tools - Zero to Three collection of readings for parents about common behavior concerns  
  • Behavior at Home Having a child with challenging behavior can affect the entire family, and family members often find the need for more information and guidance in this difficult area. These resources listed are intended to connect families with resources and support.  
TRAININGS
  • Playing to Learn - A workshop about using simple “play” to help develop and expand motor, language and social skills.

  • Sharing and Taking Turns  -  A workshop on developing critical skills for life through play.

  • One Step At A Time - As a parent you are your child's most important teacher.  This workshop will review how to break down a task to help you teach your child a variety of new skills.

  • Understanding Behavior (part 1) - Why does he do that?  Understanding the function of behavior.  This two part workshop provides a basic understanding of behavior and its function.

  • Planning For Change (part 2) -  The 3 "i's" - A workshop to teach how one goes about making behavior "irrelevant", "inefficient" and/or "ineffective".
  • Reinforcement - A workshop to help parents and caregivers influence and manage behavior.

  • Giving Instructions -  Practical strategies for helping your child to understand and follow through with requests.

  • Attention & Ignoring -  A workshop designed to take a look at using positive attention and ignoring at the right moments to help your child learn new skills and practice behavior that will strengthen their relationship with you and others.

  • Prompting and Fading - A workshop on teaching prompts and how to fade them when your child is ready