Helping a Crying Baby

Pennsylvania Department of Health

A brochure that explains how crying is a baby’s way of communicating. It also provides information about Shaken Baby Syndrome. Available in English and a variety of languages.

Understanding Behavior: Reading Your Child's Cues from Birth to Age 2

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)

This resource describes how children experience emotions and how they express feelings differently than adults.

How to Understand the Meaning of Your Child's Challenging Behavior

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children

This resource explains why children might behave a particular way. It also offers strategies for changing some behaviors.

Teaching Your Child to Identify and Express Emotions

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)

This resource steps through the process for helping your child understand and express their emotions in a positive way.

Responding to Your Child's Bite

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)

This resource explains why children bite and how to reduce and stop a child’s biting.

Family Routine Guide

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

The Family Routine Guide helps you map out your child’s behaviors and examine them to find the right strategies for addressing them. It helps you consider why your child might be acting out and what you can do to prevent the behavior.

Parenting Young Children

Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance

A collection of parenting guides about common challenges including tantrums, stealing, sibling fights, and many more.

Good Digital Parenting: Advice, Tips and Tools

Family Online Safety Institute

Learn how to navigate the online world with your kids.

Babies on the Homefront

ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families

Babies on the Homefront provides military and veteran parents ideas for enhancing everyday moments with their baby or toddler. Families will find lots of material to add to their toolbox of strategies.

Developing Positive Relationships

PA’s Promise for Children

Positive relationships between families and children are the building blocks for healthy friendships. Get tips on how you can help your child develop positive relationships.

When Frightful Isn’t Delightful

PA’s Promise for Children

Get ideas to help you help your child to understand and cope when they’re scared.

Curbing the Gimmes

PA’s Promise for Children

Turn on the television or radio, or open the newspaper, and see that you’re surrounded by advertisements aimed at catching your attention. Get tips to help deal with children’s demands for more.

Sleepy Time, Bed Time: Ways to Help Your Child Sleep

PA’s Promise for Children

What do sleepy babies, tired toddlers, yawning preschoolers, and cranky kindergartners have in common? They might not want to go to sleep at bedtime! These tips can help your child–and you–have a more restful bedtime experience.

There May Be a Monster in Your Home!

PA’s Promise for Children

Where is the monster? Did you guess that it was right in front of your eyes?  It’s your television!  Spending time watching television means your child may not be engaged in creative or learning activities, like reading, playing or just being a kid. Get tips to help families tame the TV monster and take control of their household’s TV habits.

Challenging Behaviors and Your Child

PA’s Promise for Children

A collection of resources and supports to help families address challenging behaviors with their child.

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