Guest Post: Essential Resources and Tools Every Parent Needs for Every Stage of Childhood

Raising children is so much more than a full-time job for parents — it's a lifelong adventure aimed at raising those children into healthy, happy, and productive adults. So, what's the secret to accomplishing this feat? There's not really one secret; after all, if there was, we would all be putting it to good use to nurture and protect our little ones.

But there are some helpful resources and tools that can make life as a parent a little easier. Here are a few of those resources for just about every stage in your child's life.

Behavior

As children develop their personalities, they also tend to develop some pretty common behavior patterns and issues. These guides can help parents diffuse many of them.

An Age-by-Age Guide to Setting Discipline Consequences for Kids

10 Reasons Your Toddler's Tantrum Is Actually a Good Thing

18 Areas of Normal Adolescent Behavior

Education

The learning process can begin as soon as infancy, so it's important for parents to have the right tools and resources to help prepare their children for their educational future:

20 Ways to Boost Your Baby's Brain Power

How to Encourage Literacy in Young Children (and Beyond)

Experts Weigh In: "How Can I Get My Young Child Less Anxious About Starting School?"

Navigating Learning Disabilities and the Cost for Treatment

Health and Safety

Keeping kids safe and healthy tends to be the main priority for parents, and these useful resources can come in handy for protecting children from safety and health hazards.

Keep Kids Safe from TV Tipovers

A Guide to Healthy Eating for Kids, Straight from a Pro

What Time Should You Go to Sleep Based on Your Age?

Emotional Wellness

Last but certainly not least, parents should lay a solid foundation for healthy boundaries and mental health for their children using available resources and tools:

Therapy for Kids and Choosing the Right Child Therapist

Teaching Kids About Emotional Regulation

Stress Management Tips for Teens and Children

Helping children grow into healthy and content adults isn't easy. In fact, there is no one solution to accomplishing this parenting goal, but hopefully, with this guide and the included resources, you will find your job as a parent a little less stressful and mysterious.

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