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Find tips on parenting your children of all ages, here in our Parent Pages!

Parent Pages

Articles in our Parent Pages section are written by faculty and staff of Cornell Cooperative Extension and are geared specifically towards parents and caregivers. Similar to the research briefs, Parent Pages are based on research aimed to help parents/caregivers understand how the latest research links to parenting and your child. They cover a wide range of topics including child development, parenting or family life. All Parent Pages articles are in the public domain and can be used for news articles, workshop handouts, web pages and more. Visit the links at left or below for articles on a wide range of parenting topics.

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Why Read to Your Child?

Research shows that reading to young children stimulates brain development, lays the foundations for language and literacy, and prepares children for academic success.

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Reactions to Divorce

Helping a child through the process of divorce means paying close attention to the worries, fears and needs of each individual child.

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Children's Hobbies

Activities that children do just for fun can improve academic skills, teach the relationship between money and work, boost their confidence, and more!

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Choosing First Books

Find out how you can choose the best books for your child along with the list of recommended readings for young children here.

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Early Discipline

The key to good discipline is establishing a relationship that encourages babies to see their parents as important allies in the difficult task of growing up. Find some helpful tips on guiding your child here.

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Children's Birthday Parties

Kids' birthday parties can be times of great fun or great frustration. They are most successful when the children's needs and interests, not the adults', are addressed.

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Last updated May 27, 2016