Elementary Kids

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Practical, research-based information for parents and caregivers with elementary kids.

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How to parent elementary kids

Cursive or cooperation? Getting along with other people is an essential skill for elementary kids. Parents and teachers can have fun using videos and games to teach kids about caring for others.

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How to help kids with strong feelings

Emotion coaching helps kids and adults through strong feelings. This short video series helps parents understand and respond to big emotions.

How to use technology to bond with your kids

Technology can be a powerful tool for parents! Get ideas on how to use technology to bond with kids.

How to help kids be ready to stay home alone

Is your child ready to stay home alone? Use these videos and activities to get kids ready to stay home alone.

How to care for kids with a parent in jail or prison

If you know a child who has a parent in jail or prison, this is for you. Learn about visitation, communication, and co-parenting during a parent’s time in jail or prison.

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Parenting Children of All Ages

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View Our Entire Parenting Library

View our library of free parenting resources. Whether you’re brushing up on info about how children grow or have a specific challenge in mind, our resources are science-based and practical.

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Parenting in Five Minutes or Less

Want a quick way to learn more about your kid? Browse short videos for tips on how to parent through everyday challenges. Find 60+ videos that are five minutes or less.

Parenting by Age

Find the best information for your child based on their age

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