General Resources and Tips for Parents
Find parenting tips and links to resources specifically for parents.
Adventures in Parenting: How Responding, Preventing, Monitoring, Mentoring, and Modeling Can Help You Be a Successful Parent
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Describes an effective approach to parenting and provides examples of how to use it with children. See also the Spanish Version.
Facts for Families
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Presents concise, up-to-date information on more than 100 topics that impact children, teenagers, and their families. The collection is available in English and Spanish, and six other languages.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Presents guidance on child health and parenting issues to support the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Healthy Parenting Initiative
Military HOMEFRONT, Department of Defense
Materials and information on programs for military parents.
One Tough Job
Massachusetts Children's Trust Fund
This website for parents includes information on stress, parent-child communication, discipline, child safety, parenting tips sorted by age, and more.
Provides an online community of leadership, knowledge, and resources to members seeking support with parenting issues.
Parent Resources—Tip Sheets
Circle of Parents
Effective parenting information for dealing with discipline, rules, schoolwork, and other family situations. Also available in Spanish.
Child Welfare League of America
Positive parenting tips and information on initiatives such as creating parenting-rich communities and the Prudential Positive Parenting program.
Parenting Self-Quiz (PDF - 42 KB)
Search Institute & YMCA of the USA
Helps parents think about parenting challenges and identify available resources.
Promoting Children's Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health: A Resource for Parents (PDF - 582 KB)
Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council, Institute of Medicine, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2009)
Helps parents focus on the healthy development of children from birth to adolescence and identify risk factors to prevent problems before they occur.
Resources for Dads
National Fatherhood Initiative
Programs, brochures, articles, and other resources to become a better father.
Tips for Parents
Prevent Child Abuse America
Advice for new moms and dads and information on discipline, safety, education, recognizing child abuse, and leaving children home alone.
Violence Prevention Resource Guide for Parents
Patten & Robertson (2001)
A guide on what parents can do to promote social skills among children, academic achievement, and a successful transition to adulthood. Includes strategies for addressing impulse control, violence in the media, family conflict, peer relationships, substance abuse, and weapons.