Parenting

Heart-to-Heart Parenting

Studies show – and young people say themselves – that a strong, open relationship with a parent is the best deterrent to binge drinking or drug use.

Research also shows there’s a parenting style proven to help build healthy relationships and reduce risky behaviors. Some know it as “authoritative,” we call it “heart-to-heart.”

What does authoritative parenting look like? How can parents use it in real, day-to-day life? Find out by taking this quick quiz that gives you some real-world scenarios highlighting the heart-to-heart style.

Tips and Tools

If you’re looking for more tips and tools to help on your parenting journey or as an ally of a young person, you’ve come to the right place. There are dozens of resources for you to use to help kids live happy and healthy lives.

This resource rich site also features ways for you to easily find local support, contact us and learn more about the Region 5 Prevention Network.

Resources

Now that many after-school programs are out of the question, parents need something to keep their kids learning and out of trouble.

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Your children may be feeling heightened emotions during the pandemic because of the social isolation from their friends. Don’t give up. There are ways to encourage them…

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If you are a parent with anxiety, you may not be able to control the genetics of passing your anxiety down to your children. What you can control is the environment you raise them in…

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Parents must take care of themselves in order to benefit their own families. Child Mind Institute shares a few self-care practices you can do as a parent like prioritizing healthy choices and reconnecting with things you enjoy…

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Modeling positive behaviors early on will help your child in the long run, especially when it comes to alcohol…

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Conversations about race with your child are essential…

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