Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

CDC Essentials of Parenting

Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers is a free, online resource developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Designed for parents of 2 to 4 year olds, Essentials for Parenting addresses common parenting challenges, like tantrums and whining.  Positive parenting skills and techniques can reduce parenting stress and provide parents with ways to handle their child’s misbehavior.  Skills focus on encouraging good behavior and decreasing misbehavior using proven strategies like positive communication, structure and rules, clear directions, and consistent discipline and consequences.

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