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Positive Parenting Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Positive Parenting Tips

Download age-specific Positive Parenting Tip Sheets, for eight different age groups ranging from infants to teenagers. All of the information is available online in English and Spanish. 

CDC Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers: Parenting Videos

The CDC offers parenting videos in English and Spanish, aimed primarily at parents of young children. Here you’ll find videos of the positive parenting skills. For each topic, there are two types of videos:

  • Feature Video of Real-life Parenting Challenges
    Have you ever been frustrated that your child doesn’t listen or struggled with how to handle specific behaviors?  See how parents like you address every day challenges and find real world solutions. 
  • “How-To” Video of Expert Tips and Ideas
    Do you want to know the steps for time-out or how to set family rules? These videos have specific “how-to’s” for positive parenting. Experts provide tips and ideas that are direct and to-the-point.

Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt: Play Nicely: The Healthy Discipline Program 

This is a brief, population-based intervention designed to prevent violence and mitigate toxic stress. Rates of violence and other health problems could be reduced if all caregivers learned how to respond to the following question appropriately: "Assume you see one young child hit another. What are you going to do?" Watch the videos

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Discipline Strategies

AAP shares ways to help teach your children acceptable behavior as they grow with its 10 Healthy Discipline Strategies That Work.