Discussions by Topic

The discussions on this page have been submitted by parenting educators across the country. If you would like to submit a topic for discussion, please click this link http://npen.org/about-npen/contact-us/ and submit your topic.

Resources for School Success

Families, schools, and communities all play an important role in how well children do in school, from kindergarten to twelfth grade. University of Minnesota Extension’s new School Success website offers the latest research and easy-to-use tools to support children’s learning, for both parents and school staff. Here’s […]

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Reimbursement for Parenting Education Services

In a recent White Paper (Jones, Allen & Barnes, 2016) the authors suggest that Parent education needs to become a billable service that can be funded by Medicaid, Medicare and Private Insurance. They assert throughout their article, quite succinctly, that parent education saves State and Federal dollars […]

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Looking for materials to help children with anger and fear

I presently own and operate a childcare and learning facility. I’m starting to provide care for a great deal of very young children who are show all signs of being angry, and many have express their anger towards family members, especially towards the parents; I am also […]

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Looking For Advice To Give Parents With A Five Year Old

This 5 year old has a lot of energy, is curious and strong-willed. The parents have tried giving choices, using when/then & either/or with some success. They are saying that now he seems to be just doing whatever he wants no matter what the consequence. They say […]

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Toddlers and Sleep

Hi folks, I know we just had a rich and illuminating conversation about family beds – and thank you all for that – I am looking now for something different. A mother of 2.5 year old boy having trouble keeping him in his bed since they transitioned […]

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Seven Year Olds

Dear all, An elementary girls’ boarding school in Uganda attracted public outrage last week when the headmistress reportedly expelled three pupils. The girls; each aged between seven and eight years were accused of engaging in sexual experimentation with fellow pupils.  Parents are up in arms and are […]

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Questions on Family Relations

NPEN, I have been asked by a Carson-Newman University student to help with his Bonner Senior Capstone project. For this project, he is wanting to create an in-depth booklet on whether a family relations/parenting class should be required of high school students. He is looking for research […]

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Need Adivce

Hi all: I am surveying all parents I know to help me with this. I have a friend who is terminal with MSA and she has two teen daughters, 15 and 18. I want to suggest some ways she can leave a bit of herself with her […]

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Emotions

Hello NPEN friends, During a webinar session today a parent asked if there were resources on the web that would help teach children about emotions. Specifically she was describing pictures that children could use to imagine what the person was feeling or videos that do the same. […]

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Co-Sleeping

Greetings, I work primarily with limited resource families and was stumped by a parenting question today. I hope you all can assist. The parent and her husband have two children (9 months and 3 years of age). Before a few weeks ago they were co-sleeping but recently […]

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