Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC) (Available in Spanish)


Parenting is hard work! But it can also be fun and rewarding. There are many things you can do to help build a safe, stable, and nurturing relationship with your child. This website will help you handle some common parenting challenges, so you can be a more confident parent and enjoy helping your child grow.

Topics covered include:

  • Overview of Essentials
  • Communicating with Your Child,
  • Creating Structure and Rules,
  • Giving Directions,
  • Using Consequences,
  • Using Time-Out,
  • Videos,
  • Practice Skills
  • Other Parent Resources


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