and Early Childhood
|| * "Welcome
to the World of Parenting!" provides new parents
with information about normal newborn behaviors and development.
It offers parents ways to cope with crying, fatigue, relationship
changes, and other challenges of new parenthood.
Independence: Tips for Parents of Young Children"
offers guidance to parents in helping their children begin to
become independent. It focuses on establishing limits and daily
routines, talking and listening, encouraging independence in
daily tasks, teaching safety around other adults, and learning
to be a friend.
with Your Teen: Tips for Parents" helps parents
understand the ways that their children's feelings and behaviors
will change as they enter puberty and the teen years. It emphasizes
the importance of continued communication and establishing reasonable
limits to keep teens safe.
|| * "Parenting
Your Infant" continues themes of the first brochure,
focusing on babies' behaviors and personality development. It
discusses common concerns such as colic, trouble sleeping, and
clinging to parents, and gives advice on establishing new family
|| * "Bullying:
It's Not OK" offers facts about bullying and strategies
for parents to help stop bullying, whether their child is a
victim, a perpetrator, or a bystander. This brochure is useful
in clinical settings or as a handout for school and community
Cool When Things Heat Up" acknowledges that it is normal
for teens to get angry and helps them find ways to respond to
their anger without fighting. Written for young adolescents,
it offers methods of defusing conflict and helping other teens
|| * "How
Do Infants Learn?" offers practical suggestions to parents
on how to help their babies learn about the world through play,
reading, exploration, and positive relationships.
Abuse Prevention Starts with Parents" highlights the
connection between parent behavior and attitudes, media influences,
parent/child communication, and children's subsequent use of
drugs and alcohol. Major themes include parental role modeling
and open communication.
|| * "Expect
Respect: Healthy Relationships" guides teens in avoiding
abusive relationships and intimate partner violence. Written
for adolescents, it describes signs of healthy and unhealthy
relationships in an interactive "quiz" format and empowers teens
to take steps to change or end an unhealthy relationship.
|| * "Your
Child is On the Move: Reduce the Risk of Gun Injury"
discusses guns as a household safety issue, to be addressed
with other household hazards. This brochure advises parents
on how to protect their newly mobile babies from gun injury
as they explore their surroundings.
Are Important: Tips for Parents" focuses on the importance
of peer relationships as children become teenagers. It offers
parents guidance on getting to know their child's friends, helping
their child avoid risky situations, and getting their child
involved in community service.
Dating Violence: Tips for Parents" helps parents recognize
signs that their teenager is involved in an abusive relationship.
It offers parents advice on how to talk about potential problems
and help their teenager deal with the relationship safely.
|| * "Teaching
Good Behavior: Tips on How to Discipline" gives specific
suggestions on how to encourage good behavior and correct bad
behavior in developmentally appropriate ways. It helps parents
establish rules and limits and provides tips on alternatives
to corporal punishment.
Gets Mad: A Kids' Survival Guide" describes children's
anger and guides parents in giving their children specific strategies
to avoid fighting when they are angry. It emphasizes communication
and teaching children how to respond to their anger in appropriate
Suicide and Guns" highlights the risk of having a gun
in the home in the context of teen suicide prevention. It provides
the facts about suicide attempts involving guns being deadly
more often than attempts by other methods.
|| * "Playing
Is How Toddlers Learn" helps parents understand normal
toddler behavior and how to encourage learning through play.
It offers ways to help toddlers learn to make friends and interact
Stop Adulthood: Tips for Parents" helps parents and
teenagers negotiate the complex relationship changes that occur
as teenagers become more independent. It gives advice to parents
on helping their teen learn to be a responsible adult while
staying connected and having realistic expectations.
|| * "Pulling
the Plug on TV Violence" informs parents about the influence
of television violence on children and gives them specific suggestions
on how to limit television's harmful effects.
Stop Teenage Suicide" provides information about warning
signs for suicide and dispels common myths about teen suicide.
It offers practical suggestions to parents, peers, and others
on how to respond if you are concerned that a teen may attempt
|| * "Young
Children Learn a Lot When They Play" discusses playing
with peers and how parents can support their preschool-aged
child's social development. This brochure gives tips on how
to deal with common interpersonal problems, such as aggression
With Your Community" encourages teenagers to be actively
involved in their communities as a way of growing into an independent
and successful adult. It provides information on what adolescents
can expect as their relationships with their parents and other