Parenting can be very stressful at times as well as a joy! To help you with those times, there are many resources available to help moms and dads be better equipped for parenting.
These programs are available for presentation in DeKalb County. Contact the Extension Office for details.
Parenting Counts is the research-based family of products developed by Talaris Institute to support parents and caregivers in raising socially and emotionally healthy children. The website provides video clips from family life coupled with group sharing and discussion of sound parenting techniques.
Have A Healthy Baby
This prenatal nutrition and parenting education program consists of six lessons that emphasize nutrition and lifestyle choices — smoking, drinking, and drugs. The program is research-based and taught by trained, caring professionals.
Parenting Resources Booklet
Healthy Body Image: Being an Advocate for Your Child or Grandchild
Kids and Food: If You Don't Like It, Neither Do I
Living with Your Teenager: Understanding Physical Changes
Nutrition Fact Sheet: Make Mealtime Family Time
• Purdue Websites
Center for Families
Purple Wagon - Provides research-based information, recommendations, and activities to help children understand political violence, cope with fears and sadness when groups are in conflict, and learn how to make peace. Includes information and resources for parents, children/teens, educators, media, and researchers.
This site is dedicated to helping providers and parents give better support to children as they grow. It is written for childcare providers—those who take care of infants and toddlers, preschoolers, or school-age children. It explains how providers can work with parents and talk with them about many different issues. To support parents, the site includes materials that providers can print out and share with them.
• Other Helpful Websites
CEED: Center for Early Education and Development
ChildStats.gov: Forum on Child and Family Statistics
Child Trends Databank
Child Welfare League of America
Children’s Defense Fund
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (Formerly known as CSREES)
CYFERnet (Children, Youth & Families Education & Research Network
Early Head Start National Resource Center @ Zero to Three
ERIC/EECE (Clearinghouse on Elementary & Early Childhood Education)
Financial Security: Children and Money
Future of Children
Gateway to 21st Century Skills
IACCRR (Indiana Association for Child Care Resource & Referral)
IAEYC (Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children)
Indiana Department of Education
Indiana Youth Institute
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Money Talks: Website for Teens
National After School Association
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Child Care Association
National Center for Education Statistics
National Council on Family Relations
National Head Start Association
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
Parents as Teachers National Center
Prevent Child Abuse America
Prevent Child Abuse Indiana
The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal & Child Public Health
U.S. Department of Education
Zero to Three