Tips for All Parents


 

Important Resources for Parents

  • Have a parenting question or looking for a support group? Call The Family Tree's Parenting HelpLine at 1-800-243-7337.
  • Who's watching your child? When you leave your child with your partner or babysitter, you expect them to care for your child just like you would. That is not always the case. Here's how to find safe, trusting care for your child.
  • Don't know how to talk to your child(ren) about tragedy in the news? It's not easy explaining acts of violence that can confuse and frighten them. Here's how...
  • Struggling with disciplining your child? Discipline doesn't have to hurt. Here are some strategies to help you increase cooperation, reduce family stress and raise healthy kids.
  • Did your child get a bad report card? Raising your voice won't raise grades. Learn how to respond before you act in anger or disappointment. 
  • Is your baby crying constantly? Do you feel like you are at the end of your rope? Call our HelpLine at 1-880-243-7337. You can also click here to learn why your baby is crying and how you can console her. The Family Tree partners with the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene to share important tips on calming your child here.
  • Unsure of healthy sleep positions for baby? It's as simple as the ABCs: Baby sleeps Alone on his/her Back in a Crib. Learn more here.
  • Want to be a better parent? Click here to find a class at The Family Tree that fits your needs in raising healthy and productive child(ren)!

 

Raising Your Child

 

Tips for a Successful School Year

Leading Up to the Big Day

  • Soothing school jitters
  • Preparing for needs and routine
  • Creating a healthy school year
  • Easing separation anxiety
  • Helping Your Child Succeed

  • Helping with homework
  • Eating, playing and reading together
  • Reinforcing learning at home
  • Preparing for tests
  • Tips to help your child have a successful school year
  • Dealing with Difficult School Situations

  • Putting a stop to bullying
  • Managing stress (for the child and parent)
  • Responding to bad grades
  • Supporting their social life
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    Raising Your Teen

    • Parents are the Key to Teen Driving
       Click Here
    • Talking to Your Teen About Sex
       Click Here
    • The Best Way to Fight With a Teenager
      Click Here
    • When Your Teen Starts Dating: Promoting Healthy Relationships
       Click Here
    • Helping a Teen Handle the Emotional Challenges of Moving
      Click Here

    Summertime Tips

    General Safety Tips

    Tips for Difficult Life Situations