The typical American family today looks quite different from the way it did 50 years ago. With the ever-changing composition of families comes a new set of challenges – in parenting, building relationships, solving problems, managing money, even having fun!
To support you in being the most effective parent you can be and to help you make the most of time with your child or teen, we’ve gathered up-to-the-minute information on the principles of parenting, as well as help for single parents and blended families. You’ll also find guidelines for spending quality time with youth and creative ideas for family outings, fun at home and enjoying nature with your child or teen.
For helping you navigate the everyday challenges of family life, we’ve included life-skills assistance such as cooperative problem solving and negotiating with your child, as well as practical guidance for money management. If you’re new to this country, check out the overview for foreign-born residents, which highlights the basic resources you’ll need.
Whatever the size or make-up of your family, we hope you’ll find the resources you need to build family strength, relationships and togetherness.