Resources for Parents/Caregivers
Brand New Resource for parents of tweens and teens ages10-16!
Check out this free University sponsored online community myparenthetical.com for parents of kids ages 10-16. It’s a parenting website, blog and social network all in one place. Gain new insights as you connect with other parents.
Home Visiting – A Closer Look. PEW Charitable trusts. What the benefits of home visiting are from a parents perspective.
Pregnancy Help. About the YWCA Nurse-Family Partnership program of Metropolitan Dallas. Hear from women who participated in the program and nurses themselves who work in the program. For information on the Nurse-Family Partnership in WI, click here.
Delighting in Writing - Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL)
Description: When young children are given opportunities, they can actively construct meaningful pictures and stories using written symbols.
As a child grows they achieve different milestones along the way. The Center for Disease Control has put together milestone checklists for the following ages:
Zero to Three:
Parent guides and tip sheets
Expecting a baby! Our Preparing to Parent newsletters cover each trimester of pregnancy and help you prepare for birth and beyond.
Becoming a parent is an exciting change in your life. But it can be a stressful and trying time too. You can use the Parenting the First Year newsletter series to find out from child development experts how your baby changes during each month of the first year. Get the latest information on child development, nutrition, health, safety, child care, changes in family life, and much more. Revised in 2006, the newsletters include new articles on if baby is premature, routines for baby, and separation distress, as well as updates on feeding, where baby sleeps, immunizations, and more.
As a toddler your child begins to talk, play with you and others, and his or her curiosity grows, this can be exciting as well as frustrating and tiring. Parenting the Second and Third Years - in this set of 12 newsletters, find out from child development experts how your toddler changes during each two months of the second and third years. Guiding and caring for your child these next two years will take a lot of your attention, encouragement, patience, humor – and a sense of wonder.
Also available are newsletters and information on topics, such as:
Prenting the Preschooler
- Parenting Your Unique Child
- Parenting Future Readers
- Parenting Your School-Age Child
- Parenting Your Teenager
- And More!
Click here to access all of UW-Extension’s parenting newsletters and other parenting resources
New Safe Sleep Guidelines
In an updated policy statement and technical report, the AAP is expanding its guidelines on safe sleep for babies, with additional information for parents on creating a safe environment for their babies to sleep.
Active Early and Healthy Bites
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC):
Rituals and Routines: Supporting Infants and Toddlers and Their Families.
The Parenting Network:
Parenting tips and information
Postpartum Support International:
Their website has rich resources both for the woman experiencing postpartum depression and her partner. A support group locator and communication forums are available to families experiencing the challenge of postpartum depression.
The Wisconsin Immunization Registry:
Their website allows parents to retrieve their child’s immunization record. Home Visitors can assist parents to use the site by following these instructions: “In the Public Immunization Record Access section you will find a blue ‘Public Immunization Record Access’ hyperlink. When you click on the hyperlink a screen will appear that will require you to enter a first name, last name, birth date and either a Social Security or Medicaid number. If your immunization provider is using the registry and has entered your child’s Social Security number or Medicaid ID, you will be able to access their record. If you receive a message stating that one of these numbers are not entered into the system. You will have to contact your health care provider to have them enter that data for you. Your health care provider does need approval from you to enter the social security number into the system.” Thomas R. Maerz, Manager – Wisconsin Immunization Registry
The Center on Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL):
Their website has handouts on challenging behaviors. The center develops evidence-based, user friendly information to help educators and parents meet the social emotional needs of children. Briefs are available in Spanish and English.
UW-Extension Cooperative Extension Family Living Programs Parenting the Preschooler articles.
National Fatherhood Initiative:
Many resources for fathers and for working with fathers.
Adverse Childhood Experiences Study:
Takes a comprehensive look at potential physical health outcomes of adverse childhood experiences on us, as adults.
Free Membership at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
Check out the website to learn more about this great opportunity and to find out if you and your familiy qualifies