Parenting Roller Coaster

A roller coaster is a good image of parenting: thrilling, suspenseful, terrifying, exalting, exhausting, and hilarious. Sometimes we hang on because we don’t know what else to do.

The truth is that there are as many ways to parent as there are children because our parenting styles mix cultural background, past experience with one’s own parents/guardians with the age and personality of the one’s child.

What is “Good” Parenting?

In spite of various backgrounds, experience and personalities, there are some common practices that have been studied that make for good parenting outcomes, children who are well-disciplined, well-mannered, well-intentioned, and want to learn and achieve.

The basis of these common practices is:

  • Knowing how your children's needs change as they grow
  • Setting proper limits for the age and needs of your child
  • Showing your child deep love and affection

Parenting tips

You can view handouts at the links below. Or order handouts and a Discipline DVD (ages 0-3) using the Wellness Request Form.

All handouts on Parenting in English
All handouts on Parenting in Spanish
All handouts on Parenting in Chinese
All handouts on Parenting in Vietnamese

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