Practice Management

Parent Handouts

To help you explain to parents and caregivers relevant developmental and behavioral issues, this page includes some available resources and handouts that are written for families or to assist professionals in discussing developmental and behavioral issues with parents and care givers.

Handouts are intended for patient education by health professionals. Some handouts are borrowed from other sources. Some handouts or forms may only be available to registered users because of copyright restrictions.

Handouts are not meant to be a substitute for appropriate care by a licensed professional, and are not intended to constitute an exclusive course or standard of care.

Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know
For more information, or to order this new Autism resource, visit

Telling Parents About Your Screening Initiative PDF
Fall 2007 SODBP Newsletter

Talking to Kids About the Economy, Helping Families A Role for Pediatricians PDF
Spring 2009 SODBP Newsletter

Prizes, and Stickers, and Praise, Oh My! Helping Parents Understand How to Promote Positive Behavior PDF
Fall 2009 SODBP Newsletter

Parenting – It’s only half the story PDF
Fall 2008 SODBP Newsletter

Strategies for Teaching Important Social Skills to Young Children PDF

Perfectionistic Children PDF

Toilet Training and Toilet Problems: How Do We Advise Parents? PDF
Fall 2008 SODBP Newsletter

Parenting Tips for Better Sleep PDF

Adjusting to the Reality of the Diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Disorders PDF
Fall 2009 SODBP Newsletter

What Parents Can Do Right Now to Reduce Aggressive Behavior in Young Children PDF
Spring 2010 SODBP Newsletter

The Dangers of Loud Noises: Tips for Protecting Kids’ Hearing PDF
Spring 2009 SODBP Newsletter

Marital Problems and Divorce PDF

Death and Dying PDF

Text 4 Baby
AAP is an official outreach partner for the Text4Baby program designed to promote healthy birth and child outcomes (up to the child’s first birthday) among underserved populations via weekly text messages. Learn now to become a partner and promote this service in your practice.

Zero to Three: Your Child's Development
This set of nine, age-based handouts includes:

  • A chart that helps you know what to expect developmentally from your child, and how you can help your child learn at each stage
  • Frequently asked questions and answers
  • A spotlight section that goes into greater depth on a common issue or challenge for each age
  • A research summary specific to each stage of development, and what it means for parents

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The SODBP Discussion Board is back! Connect with SODBP members on questions and discussions related to ADHD, developmental delays, screening, and more. Click here to access this new feature.
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DBPEDSAAP Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

The AAP Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics manual is now available at the AAP Bookstore. Purchase your copy today for the all-new clinical resource for caring for children with developmental and behavioral concerns.
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Spring 2014 Newsletter is now available

Read the Spring 2014 edition of the Developmental and Behavioral News which includes articles on clinical notes, highlights on advocacy, international collaborations, and much more.
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The DB:PREP Course will be offered in 2016, more information to come. DB:PREP is a comprehensive review of the developmental-behavioral pediatric medicine for both the pediatric subspecialist and the primary care physician.