Find parenting tips and links to resources specifically for parents. Resources include State and local examples.
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.
Head Start, Administration for Children and Families Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (2013)
Offers information and resources to help parents with everyday parenting issues.
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.
Healthy Parenting Initiative
Military HOMEFRONT, Department of Defense
Materials and information on programs for military parents.
The Incredible Years: Parents, Teachers, and Children Training Series
The Incredible Years (2014)
Highlights The Incredible Years Parents, Teachers, and Children Training Series, a comprehensive set of curricula designed to promote social competence and prevent, reduce, and treat aggression and related conduct problems in young children (ages 4 to 8 years). The program components are guided by developmental theory concerning the role of multiple interacting risk and protective factors (child, family, and school) in the development of conduct problems.
Nurturing Parenting Programs
Family Development Resources (2014)
Includes product catalog, training resources, research, and validation, and related links for the Nurturing Parenting Program, which promotes nurturing parenting attitudes and skills for the prevention and treatment of child abuse.
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.
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.
One Tough Job
Massachusetts Children's Trust Fund
Includes information for parents on stress, parent-child communication, discipline, child safety, parenting tips sorted by age, and more.
A Parent's Guide to Vermont's Child Welfare and Youth Justice Agency (PDF - 1,128 KB)
Vermont Department for Children and Families & Family Services Division (2013)
Provides an overview of how the child welfare and youth justice systems work in Vermont. This guide explains the role of the Family Services Division and describes child welfare processes, including information on actions that are taken once a report is made, how child safety interventions begin, and next steps in the intervention. It also lists resources that can help parents meet their basic needs: health and mental health, housing, legal matters, parenting, work supports, and youth services and supports.
Straight Talk About Child Sexual Abuse: A Prevention Guide for Parents. Massachusetts Edition (PDF - 320 KB)
Explains the incidence of child sexual abuse and provides information on types of child sexual abuse, characteristics of perpetrators of child sexual abuse, children sexually abusing other children, tips for protecting a child from sexual abuse and reducing risk factors, symptoms that a child has been sexually abused, and steps to take if a child discloses sexual abuse. A list of reporting, prevention, and treatment resources in Massachusetts is provided.
Straight Talk About Child Sexual Abuse: A Prevention Guide for Parents. New York Edition (PDF - 357 KB)
Explains the incidence of child sexual abuse and provides information on types of child sexual abuse, characteristics of perpetrators of child sexual abuse, children sexually abusing other children, tips for protecting a child from sexual abuse and reducing risk factors, symptoms that a child has been sexually abused, and steps to take if a child discloses sexual abuse. A list of reporting, prevention, and treatment resources in New York State is provided.