Parents, please visit our in-house parenting resource library conveniently located in the youth services department. You will find resources relating to adoption, prenatal care, early childhood development, learning disabilities, nutrition, parenting, homeschooling and many other relevant topics.
7 Super Things Parents and Caregivers Can Do
1. Talk often with your children from the day they are born.
2. Hug them, hold them, and respond to their needs and interests.
3. Listen carefully as your children communicate with you.
4. Read aloud to your children every day, even when they are babies. Play and sing with them often.
5. Say "yes" and "I love you" as much as you say "no" and "don't."
6. Ensure a safe, orderly, and predictable environment, wherever they are.
7. Set limits on their behavior and discipline them calmly, not harshly.
Check out the "You and Your Family" section for a parent resource guide, immunization information, and facts about current issues, such as air bags.
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