10 Keys to successful parenting

10 practical tips that work and which are not too difficult to put into action.

A website that connects parents with parenting information, ideas, and resources.

Stages of child development

A document that explains the first four stages of Ericksonian development.

Children see, children do

A profound and thought provoking 90-second public service announcement video.

Praise and hug your child daily. Say: “I love you.”

Ask your child: “What did you learn today?” Take ten minutes each day to talk to your child.

Really get to know your child’s friends and their parents. Invite them to spend time with your family.

Extend your apologies when you are wrong; give your child a chance to do the same.

Never forget to set a positive example.

Take the time to know your child’s teachers - introduce yourself; know them by name.


Plan regular family activities and outings.

Offer reassurance by telling your child: “Yes you can. Just do your best.”

When you are angry, yell in a closet, not at your child!

Especially, know where your child is and who they are with at all times.

Remember, it’s okay to be a friend; but be a parent first.