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On these pages, you will find articles, stories and blogs on parenting topics. Many have practical ideas, personal experiences, videos, links to trusted research or information about local resources. Each post also has space for comments and discussion. Share your thoughts and strategies with us.


Reach out, let’s do this together.

Here you will find links to local services and resources. Find out about our region’s approach to positive parenting and connect with FamilyCompassWR, a community portal for children and youth services.

Featured Articles, Tips & Strategies

Praise or Encouragement?

What is the difference between praise and encouragement? Check out these parenting tips for increasing your use of encouragement and help your children and teens build self confidence.

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Why take a parenting course?

There are many ways that learning occurs in our parenting. From Google searches to watching other parents to simply learning from our mistakes, learning as a parent is a constant.

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Suggestions for low cost activities during the holidays

Here are some simple suggestion to make holiday time less about commercial gifts and more about connecting with the ones we love.

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