Child Health & Development/Parenting




ADHD Resources


Parenting Videos

The CDC offers parenting videos in English and Spanish, aimed primarily at parents of young children. Here you’ll find videos of the positive parenting skills. For each topic, there are two types of videos:

  • Feature Video of Real-life Parenting Challenges
    Have you ever been frustrated that your child doesn’t listen or struggled with how to handle specific behaviors?  See how parents like you address every day challenges and find real world solutions.
  • “How-To” Video of Expert Tips and Ideas
    Do you want to know the steps for time-out or how to set family rules? These videos have specific “how-to’s” for positive parenting. Experts provide tips and ideas that are direct and to-the-point.

Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt: Play Nicely: The Healthy Discipline Program : This is a brief, population-based intervention designed to prevent violence and mitigate toxic stress. Rates of violence and other health problems could be reduced if all caregivers learned how to respond to the following question appropriately: "Assume you see one young child hit another. What are you going to do?" Watch the videos.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Discipline Strategies: AAP shares ways to help teach your children acceptable behavior as they grow with its 10 Healthy Discipline Strategies That Work.




Additional Resources


Reading Resources

Positive Discipline: The First Three Years: From Infant to Toddler--Laying the Foundation for Raising a Capable, Confident Child  By Cheryl Erwin, Jane Ed.D Nelsen, and Roslyn Duffy

Positive Discipline for Preschoolers By  Roslyn Duffy

Positive Discipline A Z   By H. Stephen Glenn

Positive Discipline for Teenagers   By Jane Ed.D Nelsen and Lynn Lott

Positive Time Out:  By Jane Ed.D Nelsen

1-2-3 Magic: 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting  By Thomas Phelan

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk   By Adele Faber

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic  By Mary Sheedy Kurcinka


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families  By Stephen R. Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens  By Sean Covey


Freeing your Child From Negative Thinking  By Tamar E. Chansky

Freeing your Child from Anxiety  By Tamar E. Chansky

Freeing your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  By Tamar E. Chansky


Beyond the Checkup from Birth to Age Four: A Pediatrician's Guide to Calm, Confident Parenting  By Luke Voytas

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, 7th Edition: Birth to Age 5  By American Academy of Pediatrics