Parent Resources

Parenting is a hard job.  It is okay to not have all the answers.  Children experience a wide variety of things that don't always have easy solutions.  Below are some links and guides that can be useful for children in need.   

Social skills are necessary for all children.  Social skills are also just that - a SKILL.  Therefore, social skills can be learned and improved with practice.  Check out these 2 articles on Edutopia for more information 1. Social Emotional Learning Strategies for Parents and 2. A View on Emotional Intelligence


Age Appropriate Positive Discipline

Positive Discipline Guide

Discipline Tips


Co-parenting and Parenting Post Divorce

Co-Parenting Communication Guide 

Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines 

Post-Divorce Guidebook 

Parenting After A Divorce 


Internet Use and Cyber Safety

Cyber Safety 

Media and Parenting Trend Report 


Academic Needs 

High School Success - Parent Suggestions 


Disability Resources 

Parenting a Child with Special Needs


Alcohol and Drug Abuse 

Preventing Drug and Alcohol Abuse


Childhood Trauma and Recovery 

Abuse Recovery - Parenting Guide
Understanding Your Child's Trauma 


Community Links 

Mental Health of Lake County - A referral directory for programs in the area

Help Guide - a comprehensive resource for mental health issues 

Child and Youth Health - physical and mental health milestones for children and teens 

National Crime Prevention Council - crime prevention tips and safety resources in your home 

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