Parent Corner

Being a parent is hard work. There are days that you have the strength to withstand all the nagging, crying, and complaining to share the love and grace that the children deserve. There are also days when your patience is gone and you feel the need to tag out before you say something that you will regret. The following are articles and resources that may help you in your time of parenting need.

10 Habits to Shape a Kind, Well-Adjusted Child

10 Holiday Non-toy Gift Ideas

10 Ways to Build Strong, Lifelong Listening Skills in Children

13 Powerful phrases proven to help an anxious kid calm down.

11 Simple Ways to Show Your Child Your Love

32 Tantrum-Tamer phrases to use with 3- and 4-year olds in meltdown mode (PDF).

All About Young Children: Website for families describing skills that help children learn.

Building Stronger Families and Stronger Bonds

Children and Chores: Four Ways to Get Them to Help

Creative Ways to Express a Thankful Heart

Fall Bucket List - great things to do with your kids this season

Go to Non-Screen Options for Dark Winter Days

Great Benefits from a Family Game Night

iPad Generation's Fingers Not Ready to Write, Teachers Say

KC Parent Magazine - Summer Camp Guide

Language and Communication Skills that Make all the Difference for Kindergarten

Macaroni Kid - Local publication to support families with Northland news and events in the community

Pint-Sized Pursuits: Enrichment Activities for the Preschool Crowd

The one thing parents can do to make mornings better, according to science.

Tips for Inspiring Conversation with Your Kids

Help kids become great problem solvers

Raising a selfless child in a selfish world

Raising an Expressive Child

Seeking Sleep: A Parent's Guide to the Importance of a Child's Consistent Slumber

Teaching Kids Kindness

Teaching Kids to Have a Grateful Heart

What Kids Need More than Anything

Communication and Language Resources:

Missouri Sound System Disorder Norms

Toddler Speech and Language Development

Back and Forth Talk Key to Developing Kids’ Verbal Skills

Speech and Language Increasing Sentence Length

Playing with Words 365

CDC Milestone Tracker