fbpx Skip to content

STAY UP TO DATE. Join our email list »

First Things First First Things First

Tag: parenting

positive parenting includes recognizing and regulating your own feelings before responding to your child's behavior

Positive Parenting: 5 ways to manage your own big feelings

  • positive parenting

Holding it together during high-stress moments is one of most important skills we can develop as parents.

Top 5 tips for video chat with young children

  • parenting

Video chat with is a great way to help your little one build relationships and stay connected with long-distance family and friends.

two photos of a baby with her grandmother holding her

Honoring the bond of grandparents

  • grandparents

A mom reflects on her daughter’s bond with her grandmother and the benefits that she’s watched as the bond grows.

5 things grandparents do for young children

  • grandparents

Grandparents can play many important roles in the healthy development of their grandchildren.

Two brothers, baby and toddler, playing on the floor.

Sibling rivalry intensifies in close quarters

  • social-emotional development

Sibling rivalry during COVID-19 and close quarters has turned many living rooms into a battlefield. Here are tips to keep the rivals at bay.

‘FLIP IT’: Four steps to transforming challenging behavior

  • parenting

An early childhood expert offers simple, positive ways to help your child identify their feelings and learn healthy self-control.

dads and young children

Dear Dads: You’re doing fine

  • fatherhood

Now’s a good time to think about the important role you play in your child’s life and have a game plan for dealing with stress and uncertainty.

mother consoling upset daughter

Helping your child deal with big feelings

  • social-emotional development

Best-selling author Dr. John Medina gives expert advice on how to navigate your child’s big emotions and build a foundation of healthy communication.

adult and children hands in unity

Guiding young children through difficult times

  • parenting

Find resources to help you support your young children through these stressful times and age-appropriate ways to talk about tough issues like race and equity.

© First Things First. All Rights Reserved. • Privacy PolicyAccessibilityWebsite FeedbackOmbudsman-Citizens Aide