Parenting Resource Guides

The Parenting Resource Guide is a series of booklets that are designed to help you make the best choices for you and your family.

These booklets are broken into age categories to make it easy for you to ensure your child is developing a solid foundation in life.


Getting Ready for Parenting

Making healthy choices before and during pregnancy can help prepare you for the changes to come. This guide contains information, tools and community resources for those planning to become or who are pregnant.

Birth to 18 months

As you adjust to life with your new baby, use this guide to help develop the knowledge and skills needed to support your child's physical and emotional development in the first 18 months.

18 months to 3 years

Parenting a toddler? Use the helpful tools in this guide to track your child's growth and development. This guide also contains information on nutrition, health and safety, parenting strategies and links to community resources.

Grades 1 to 4

As your child transitions to grade 1, many new experiences, opportunities and challenges will arise. This guide supports parents who have young school-aged children with information on topics such as nutrition, stress, self-esteem and their child’s health.

Grades 5 to 8

Children in grades 5 through 8 will begin to exercise their independence. In addition, many new physical and emotional changes are occurring rapidly. This guide supports parents of preteens with information about puberty, peer relationships and the stress associated with growing up.

Grades 9 to 12

Our final parenting guide addresses the challenges children and their parents face during the teen years. Adolescents need their parents just as much as they did during infancy, and this guide includes information about topics such as healthy relationships and sexuality, stress and coping, as well as mental and physical health.


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