Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers

Parenting is hard work! But it can also be fun and rewarding. There are many things you can do to help build a safe, stable, and nurturing relationship with your child. This website will help you handle some common parenting challenges, so you can be a more confident parent and enjoy helping your child grow.

  • OVERVIEW OF ESSENTIALS: Find out more about the development of these resources
  • CREATING STRUCTURE & RULES: Set expectations using family rules, reward charts, and daily schedules
  • USING CONSEQUENCES Learn about consequences like ignoring and distraction and tips for discipline
  • COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR CHILD Get information on skills like praise and active listening
  • GIVING DIRECTIONS Encourage your child to listen by giving simple, effective directions
  • USING TIME-OUT Get tips on when, where, and how to use time-out

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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