Parenting Resources

Caregiving: Parenting
Are you wanting reliable information and strategies to help your family succeed?  Iowa State University Extension & Outreach has provided numerous resources to help you understand your family and help them thrive. 

Parenting includes many facets.  The Strengthening Families Program for parents and youth ages 10-14 is a skills-building program designed to prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems.  This program will help strengthen parenting skills and build family strengths.  The website also includes curriculum that are situational based and can help guide you through a sticky situation.

The Science of Parenting resources are perfect for a parent who wants parenting to be fun and enjoyable.  ISU Extension & Outreach has provided a blog that gives ideas, resources, and strategies for effective parenting.  Topics range from when should children begin organized sports to helping your child focus.  Enter your e-mail and you will receive updates to your e-mail when the blog has been updated with even more helpful information.

Join usSeptember 10 for a FREE WEBINAR about helping your child succeed in school.

Bullying and Cyberbulling Package is a podcast that holds many links to reliable information in reference to bullying and cyberbullying. 

Helping children succeed at school is important and promoting a learning home environment will attribute to their success.  Dare to Excel newsletters focus on different themes that promote student learning such as developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition.  A newsletter is uploaded every month in both English and Spanish.

The Just in Time Parenting site highlights information and strategies identified by researchers as those most crucial to helping children thrive.  The publications offered through Just in Time Parenting are for families who have children who are 5 years of age to newborns.  This helpful information is also available in English and Spanish.

If you're a professional serving children, youth and families or a parent with your own children, you know that finding reliable, high quality, research-based information on the Web can be a major challenge. That's where CYFERnet can help you. CYFERnet's Web site brings together the best, children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country. Materials are carefully reviewed by college and university faculty. is an objective, research-based and credible information you can use every day to improve your life. Brought to you by experts from the nation's largest and oldest network of universities.

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