Parenting Site from Infants to Teens
Updated to include the early childhood years…
Confident Parents, Confident Kids’ Founder Jennifer Miller has been grateful to partner with the Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University along with collaborator Shannon Wanless at the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Child Development to further develop tools related to parents’ biggest concerns at the earliest ages including the infancy, toddler, and preschool years. This site, https://parentingmontana.org, funded by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, offers guidance and support on topics that Montana parents stated (on an extensive statewide survey) were important to them representing their hopes and dreams for their children and also, their concerns for their development. New tools for ages 0-4 include critical issues such as, building confidence, reading, setting routines, handling tantrums, teaching empathy, developing resilience, and more.
Additional updates to the site include information for current foster parents and those considering fostering, increased access to the information through audio files, informative “how-to” videos, and a new podcast series featuring national parenting experts all incorporated into a newly designed website. The tools for parents of 5-19-year-olds include critical topics like bullying, listening, friendship, homework, lying, anger, conflict, and more.
Check out one of the new videos on “Guidance and Discipline for Skill Building” which shows examples of how parents have can build skills like self-management in their children instead of punishing when mistakes are made. And do check out the whole site for the many resources based on solid research created to support you in your parenting.