These materials regarding parenting are free of charge and available by completing the PUBLICATIONS ORDER FORM. Some materials are also available for downloading.
Survival Guide for Parents This 20-page Guide provides information for parents on what to expect from their children at various stages of development and how to manage the stress of parenting. The Guide includes tips for parents on how to choose a child care center, coping with stress and on building self-esteem. Resource numbers for assistance with parenting are included. Download English or Spanish.
Anger Management For Healthy Child Development This easy-reading publication explains how uncontrolled anger can lead to child abuse and differentiates positive discipline from discipline that is violent, threatening, or mean-spirited. It features checklists to help parents identify their anger triggers and their anger warning signs. The booklet also provides tips to help parents control anger, express anger in healthy ways, practice good self-care habits, and more. English and Spanish. (Download not available.)
Time out Tips for Your Children Time-out is a safe discipline technique that can help manage children's behavior. This brochure gives parents guidelines on using time-out. Download English or Spanish.
Little Ways to Love Your Child This brochure gives parents tips for being a nurturing parent. Download English or Spanish.
About Single Parenting When readers are looking for an overview of all the issues - and all the strategies - particular to single parenting, this is the ideal reference source. This booklet focuses on special concerns such as child care, money management, and improving the parent-child relationship. There's also a list of sources of support. English and Spanish. (Download not available.)
Being a Good Father An easy-to-read pamphlet that helps men meet their children's physical, emotional, and developmental needs. Promotes positive discipline and urges readers to be the best fathers they can be. Includes tips on co-parenting and staying involved when living apart from one's children. English and Spanish. (Download not available.)
Raising Your Grandchild: A Grandparent's Handbook It's not just a new generation; it's a whole new world. This handbook will help grandparents team their experience and their love for their grandchild with updated parenting practices to develop a successful, mutually satisfying relationship. Easy-to-read, information-packed text; worksheets; and record-keeping tools help grandparents develop a parenting plan that addresses discipline, communication, child safety and health care, academic issues, financial concerns, and more. English and Spanish. (Download not available.)
Parenting Children With Disabilities: Their Special Needs & Yours Children with disabilities are more likely to be maltreated than those without disabilities. This booklet helps increase parents’ awareness and their ability to teach their children self-advocacy and self-protection strategies. It offers clear guidance on providing positive discipline, starting and staying involved with an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), becoming knowledgeable about their children’s disability, getting to know their children’s caregivers, and building a strong support system for themselves and their children. English and Spanish. (Download not available.)
Child Care – Making the Right Choice for You An outstanding guide for parents! Shows the merits of child care for both child and parent; recommends questions to ask when interviewing caregivers. Filled with practical tips to help ensure a child's safety and happiness in a child-care setting. English and Spanish. (Download not available.)
Divorce – Making It Easier on You and Your Kids This brochure gives parents tips on helping children cope with divorce. These tips keep children's needs in mind and help them feel loved and secure during family changes. Download English or Spanish
Suceeding as a Single Parent This booklet empowers single parents with a can-do approach to meeting the practical and emotional challenges of raising their child. Helps parents adopt a positive attitude and offers strategies for making ends meet, improving their job situation, and balancing home and work. Reminds readers of the importance of taking care of themselves, and tells how to nurture their relationship with their child. English Only. (Download not available.)
Co-parenting - Together or Apart This booklet explains how children benefit when parents work together and the harm that can be done when they don't. Helps parents build a strong parenting team that's supported by good communication, healthy child-discipline practices, and involvement in their child's life. Includes special advice for parents who have divorced or separated. English Only. (Download not available.)