Our resources are intended to make your journey as a parent, caregiver, teacher, or friend, as smooth as possible.

“I keep my CARES handouts posted to my pantry wall, and with each child, I go back to the basics (i.e, the 24 hour rule, avoid being your child’s best friend, resist the urge to rescue, and many more). These nuggets have provided a sense of security and sanity through many challenging moments of childrearing.”

LINDA C., MOM OF MIDDLE, HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS
© Adrian Dreßler
© Adrian Dreßler
© Adrian Dreßler

Resource Topics

40 Developmental Assets

100+ Questions You Can Ask Your Kids That Will Make You a Better Parent

5 Day Mindfulness Challenge

5 Empowering Ways to Get Your Kids to Listen

American Academy Of Pediatrics Recommends Doctors Prescribe ‘Play’ To Children

Cooperative Games for Kids and Families that are tech free and promote kindness and empathy

Back to School Success

Discipline

Goal Setting with Teens

Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event

How Parents Are Robbing Their Children of Adulthood

 How To Get The Most Out of Parent – Teacher Conferences For Both You and Your Child

How to Get Your Kids Excited About Chores

How to Talk to Your Child About Difficult News

How to Talk to Your Middle Schooler (so they might actually listen to you)

How to Talk to Kids About Sex and Consent

How to talk to Children about suicide: an age by age guide

If you want your kid to get a good job, let them play more

Importance of Free Play

Mindful Brain Breaks

Mindful Parenting

Mindful Parenting – How to Teach Your Kids Mindfulness

Nurturing Your Child in a Fast-Paced World, Alexandra Potts

Over-Parenting Crisis

Parenting 101 – Tips for Parents

Parenting and Middle School

Parenting and High School

Positive Parenting Handout

Raising Confident Decision Makers

Role-Modeling

Social Media Pressures

Talking to Your Kids About the Jennifer Dulos Case

Teaching Kids about Boundaries and Empathy

Teens and Dating/Romantic Relationships

Teens and Suicide: What Parents Should Know

The Best (and Hardest) Thing We Can Do to Prepare our Teens for Adulthood

The Key to Raising a Happy Child

The Letter your teenagers wishes he/she could write you.

The Sandwich Generation 

Tips for Communicating With Your Teen

Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event

Un-spoil Your Kid

What NOT to Do When Your Child is Having a Tantrum

Why Stepping Back Can Empower Kids In An Anxious World

Worried You’re Messing Up as a Parent?

All Fortnited Out: 7 Steps to Good Digital Parenting Handout

All Fortnited Out: Resources

All Fortnited Out: Taking Control of Video Games Handout

All Fortnited Out: Talking Points Handout

All Fortnited Out VIDEO

Build Extraordinary Relationships with Your Tween/Teen Through Daily Conversation – VIDEO, Amy Alamar, EdD

Build Extraordinary Relationships with Your Tween/Teen Through Daily Conversation – SLIDES, Amy Alamar, EdD

College Transition After The Drop Off!VIDEO

How to Support Your Kids and Yourself When Dealing with Difficult Topics  – VIDEO

Mindful Brain BreaksHANDOUT

Power and Purpose of Play – SLIDES, Beth O’Brien, Head of Early Childhood, New Canaan Country School

Power and Purpose of Play – VIDEO, Beth O’Brien, Head of Early Childhood, New Canaan Country School

Preschool/Elementary: Positive DisciplineVIDEO

Reefer Sanity – SLIDES, Kevin A. Sabet, PhD

Reefer Sanity – VIDEO, Kevin A. Sabet, PhD

Riding the Roller Coaster of the Adolescent Brain – SLIDES, Ruth A. Potee, MD

Riding the Roller Coaster of the Adolescent Brain – VIDEO, Ruth A. Potee, MD

Summer Enrichment – SLIDES, Ellen Brezovsky, Executive Director, NC Cares

Tantrums, Toys and Traditions – HANDOUTS, Barbara McLaughlin

Tantrums, Toys and Traditions – SLIDES, Barbara McLaughlin

Tantrums, Toys and Traditions – VIDEO Part 1, Barbara McLaughlin

Tantrums, Toys and Traditions – VIDEO Part 2, Barbara McLaughlin

Tantrums, Toys and Traditions – VIDEO Part 3, Barbara McLaughlin

Tantrums, Toys and Traditions – VIDEO Part 4, Barbara McLaughlin

Tantrums, Toys and Traditions – VIDEO Part 5, Barbara McLaughlin

The Panini GenerationVIDEO

Tips to Start Your Year Off RightHANDOUT

Transition to Kindergarten – SLIDES, NCPS

Transition to Kindergarten – VIDEO, NCPS

Typical Tween/Teen Behavior or Cause for Concern? – VIDEO Part 1, Tracey Masella, LCSW

Typical Tween/Teen Behavior or Cause for Concern? – VIDEO Part 2,  Tracey Masella, LCSW

Understanding the Teenage Brain: The Keys to a Positive Relationship  HANDOUT

Understanding the Teenage Brain: The Keys to a Positive Relationship VIDEO

Wellness Works! – Children’s Mental Health HANDOUT

Wellness Works!  – Esther Blum Recipes HANDOUT

What is (wrong) Right with my Child– HANDOUT,  Alexandra Potts

What is (wrong) Right with my Child– SLIDES,  Alexandra Potts

Women and Alcohol: A Community Conversation – VIDEO