Knowledge is Prevention
When caregivers have KNOWLEDGE of PARENTING and CHILD DEVELOPMENT, they are better equipped to understand milestones and behaviors, as well as how to respond. Accurate information about child development and expected behaviors helps parents provide an appropriate amount of nurturing, supervision, and guidance. Information can come from family members, Family Resource Center parenting groups, public libraries, and much more.
Try new parenting strategies: You may already know a lot about being a great parent, but there’s always more to learn. Try seeking out activities that will allow your child to develop their social skills and help them cooperate with others.
Utilize parenting resources: There is an abundance of resources available to you as a parent, but how do you find them? Whatever your parenting question, there are so many resources available online for you to check out! Whether it’s finding online parenting communities, advice, educational videos, or activities you can join, never hesitate to look up what’s on your mind.
Explore your parenting concerns: Talk through challenging situations with your parent-friends and family members. Talking about similar challenges and actions can help both you and your family/friends guide each other to figure out what’s best for your children.
Strength-Based Parenting: Recognizing your strengths and weaknesses as a parent helps you be the best parent you can be for your child. Be willing to ask for advice from parents whom you think are doing a good job. Conscientiously learning from other parents and acknowledging their parenting techniques fosters positive strength-based parenting.