Your brain and your heart can heal from Adverse Childhood Experiences.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Learn about four parenting strategies to help you be a better parent. Share strategies of your own with others and use these free parenting resources to help you understand your child’s brain.
How does calming work? And why does it matter? In this video, watch children explain to adults about how getting mad feels to them, and what they do to calm themselves.
Want to read more about making a calming plan for yourself and with your child? Click here for more including an idea for making a card where you can write out your own plan.
To discipline means "to teach." How do you want to teach your child? Making a plan for daily activities, as well as for what to do when things "go wrong" can help you stay calm and think clearly in the moment. So what do you do when you forget, and don't follow your plan? Try again! Don't give up.
Click here for plans to do with younger children.
Our parents modeled for us, and we carry with us what they taught us. Take time to remember the good things that you learned from them. You can model these and pass them on to your children through setting an example.
Sometimes, there are examples that our own parents set for us, that might be something we want to change. This video shares one of those examples.
Here is one dad's talk with his daughter. Think of what you want to do each day, to give a positive message to your child.