Over the course of a lifetime, parents devote time and energy to many different priorities…a job, a home, health, finances, friendships. And while all these things are vitally important for a well-rounded life, children are a parent’s greatest and most important responsibility.
We’re here to help you nurture and protect your children with basic information about development and growth, including age-related changes to expect, the impact of peer pressure and the importance of affirming cultural identity. Included is a wealth of information for maintaining healthy lifestyles – strategies for helping your child eat well, information on children and body image, the warning signs for eating disorders, the benefits of exercise and tips for motivating youth to be active, as well as practical safety guidelines for monitoring your teen’s behavior and youth and the media.
You’ll find an overview of character & citizenship: what is character? We’ve also included guidelines for promoting your child’s academic success – from addressing everyday challenges like making homework time easier to achieving long-term goals like helping your teen choose a college, considering various higher education options and navigating the college application and financial aid process.
Parenting a healthy young person is the most challenging job you’ll ever undertake. We’re here to partner with you as you help your child or teen develop good character and citizenship, a healthy lifestyle and academic success.