Resources for Parents and Caregivers – Connected Parents, Connected Kids

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Parent Favorites Series
Visit ZERO TO THREE Parent Favorites Series.

Grandparents Who Are Sharing the Care

There is no such thing as a perfect parent, and many things that might seem intuitive about your child’s behavior and development can be hard to figure out on your own. All parents should have support!

“Parent Favorites” is a series of resources and articles made specifically for parents, to be in tune with their kids needs and development. Some topics are:

  • Ages and Stages
  • Social and Educational Development
  • Positive Parenting Approaches
  • Early Learning
  • Fatherhood
  • Play
  • Sleep
  • Brain Development
  • Temperament
  • Discipline
  • Challenging Behavior

These resources were created by ZERO TO THREE, an organization that works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the family and community connections critical to their well-being and development. Healthy connections help build babies’ brains.


Childhood Adversity: Buffering Stress & Building Resilience 
Visit this article on healthy living, emotional wellness, and building resilience.

This article, written by Nerissa Bauer, MD, MPH, FAAP, a behavioral pediatrician, talks about how parents can look beyond Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs), to creating Positive Childhood Experiences with their kids, with important relatable information about:

  • How adversity can cause “toxic stress”–and how to help prevent it.
  • Ways that your pediatrician can help

The article has more information and ideas about how parents can create positive experiences for kids from infancy to teens!

These resources were created by, a project of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), it is the only parenting website backed by 67,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.


Promising Futures: A project of Futures Without Violence
Visit Promising Futures resources for families.

Promising Futures, Best Practices for Serving Children, Youth, and Parents Experiencing Domestic Violence

The most important protective resource to enable a child to cope with exposure to violence is a strong relationship with a competent, caring, positive adult, most often a parent, (Osofsky, 1999).

The Promising Futures website has resources for parents and caregivers to support children’s healing. These resources offer actions that adults can take to foster a healthy relationship with their kids. Additional resources include topics on when and where to seek help for kids, and protective factors and resiliency.


The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
View the NCTSN fact sheets for parents about children and domestic violence.


NCTSN provides fact sheets for parents and caregivers. The fact sheets have information about building resilience, having hard conversations about violence with kids, how to listen and be responsive to their kid’s experiences, and ways to support children who have been affected by domestic violence.

These resources were created by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events.