Resources for Healthy Parenting



Parents Handbook
Based on an area of personal development called neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), Parents' Handbook: NLP & Common Sense Guide for Family Well-Being provides you and your family with the knowledge and tools to make a significant difference in your lives and your family's well-being. Although written for parents, the material is presented at a level older teens can understand and use.



Healthy parenting, based on empathy, honesty, self-reliance, self-control, kindness, cooperation, and cheerfulness, promotes intellectual curiosity, motivation, and desire to achieve. Thus helping to protect your children from developing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, antisocial behavior, and alcohol and drug abuse. As parents, we play a vital role in our children's development and well-being. If we are not at the 'top of our game', then our children will be affected as will their children. This webpage provides information/links to assist you in parenting in a healthy and respectful manner. We do not take responsibility for the material found at these webpages nor any responsibility or liability resulting from actions advocated or discussed at these sites.

Good parenting helps foster empathy, honesty, self-reliance, self-control, kindness, cooperation, and cheerfulness, says Steinberg, a distinguished professor of psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia. It also promotes intellectual curiosity, motivation, and desire to achieve. It helps protect children from developing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, antisocial behavior, and alcohol and drug abuse.

Here are some resources that you may find useful as you begin or continue on your journey to healthy parenting:

  • Good Parenting: How to Raise a Healthy, Happy Child. From a medical perspective, this site has a number of articles on:
    • Alcohol and Teens
    • Anxiety
    • Bedwetting
    • Child Abuse
    • Depression in Children
    • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    • Mental Illness in Children
    • Pregnancy: Birthing and Parenting Classes
    • Separation Anxiety
    • Teen Drug Abuse
  • Keep Kids Healthy. A pediatrician provides parenting tips for children of all ages:
    • Newborns
    • Infants
    • Toddlers
    • Preschool
    • School age
    • Adolescents
    • Parenting a Child with ADHD
    • Tips on parenting your child with ADHD
  • Healthy Parenting is a resource site about natural family living. Leading healthy lives helps us be healthier parents. Here you will find information on:
    • Parenting
    • Birth
    • Eating
    • Holistic health
    • Green living
    • Spirit
  • Pregnancy and Parenting for Today's Mom provides information on:
    • Who's in Your Momtourage?
    • Essential Tools
    • Trying to Conceive
    • Pregnancy
    • Baby Names
    • Pregnancy Calendar
    • Newborn
    • First Year of Life Calendar
    • Baby
    • Toddler/Preschooler
    • Grade-Schooler
    • Tween
    • Teen
    • Being a Mom
    • Family Entertainment
    • How To Make the Most of Your YOU Time
    • Stuff We Love
    • Quick Links Maternity
  • Canada's Parenting Community has articles, recipes and blogs. Topics covered include:
    • Home and family
    • Being a mom
    • Making memories
    • Food
    • Ask an expert
  • todaysparent.com has useful tools and articles about:
    • Pregnancy
    • Baby
    • Toddler
    • Preschool
    • School age
    • Tween and teen
  • Healthy Parenting Today covers topis such as:
    • A Positive Marriage
    • Building Trust Early
    • Spending Quality Time
    • Child Guidance
    • Setting Limits
    • Children and Stress
    • Resolving Conflict
    • Discipline Tools
    • Monitoring
    • Understanding Teens
    • Communication
    • Problem Solving
    • What About Dad?
    • Fathering Your Teen

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