A Page for Parents

Resource Links







123 Home School 4 Me



101 Fun Things to do in Isolation

Child Mind Institute


Supports for Families During COVID-19

Coping with Farm & Rural Stress


MN Dept of Agriculture Resources -forms, links, and helpline.

Man Therapy


Information, Humor, Resources on Maintaining Mental Health for Men 







Strategies and Support for ADHD and LD



Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

National Resource Center on ADHD 


Science-based information on ADHD by developing programs for individuals with ADHD





Anxiety Disorders Resource Center



Glossary, FAQ, Facts for Families

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry



Do's and Don'ts for Parenting an Anxious Child




A Family for Every Child


Support and ideas for post adoptive parents - when traditional parenting methods are failing to have a beneficial or lasting effect with our adoptive children

Help Guide


Attachment Issues and Reactive Attachment Disorder

Symptoms, Treatment, and Hope for Children with Insecure Attachment

Parent Map


Secure Attachment, the Best Gift you can Give your Child

Ready for Life


Attachment and Socialization Videos for Parents


Brain Development


Child Development Core Story, Part 1: Brain Architecture


Early Brain Development. University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development.

YouTube video 5:48 minutes.

Child Development Core Story, Part 2: Serve and Return   How Parents can Respond to Ensure Healthy Brain Development for their Baby.  University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development.

YouTube video 4:53 minutes.

Child Development Core Story, Part 3: Stress


Effects of Stress brain of baby and child.  University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development.

YouTube video 5:54 minutes.






Helping Kids Deal With Bullies

When is it bullying? What Parents can do.



Bullying prevention and Response

What is Bullying, Cyber Bullying, Who's at Risk, How to Prevent and Respond to Bullying for Parents, Teachers, Kids, Teens, and Communities.

Safe Place


A national youth outreach and prevention program

For young people under the age of 18 (up to 21 years of age in some communities) in need of immediate help and safety.




Sesame Street Communities: Dealing with Divorce


Activities, Printables, and Videos

Separation and divorce mean difficult transitions, but they’re also opportunities to learn that everything is always changing, in ways big and small. With love and support from the adults in their lives, children can emerge feeling stronger.





PBS Parents: Learn & Grow


Parent Resources, Tips, and Advice 


Food Bank


Ruby's Pantry


Distribution of surplus food to locations in rural Minnesota and Wisconsin.


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder



Proof Alliance


Help and Resources Regarding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)


Grief and Loss


National Alliance for Grieving Children


Education, Resources, Free E-Book, "The Golden Sweater" (1 download = $1 donated).

Helping Children Cope with Loss, Death and Grief 

   Tips for Parents and Teachers

Sesame Street Communities - Coping with Incarceration


Helping Children Cope with the Incarceration of a Loved One




Minnesota's Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & Allied Mental Health Providers' Network


Search for LGBTQIP2SA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Pansexual, Two-Spirit, Asexual, Allied) therapists in Minnesota. 



 South Asian LGBTQ Help Line


National Coming Out Day


Information from the American Psychological Association on Coming Out and National Coming Out Day

Includes LGBT youth resources, information on the role of coming out and reducing sexual prejudice


Mental Health Issues


American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Family Resources


Family Resources about Mental Illness and Disorders



Issues such as depression, anxiety, anger and suicidal thoughts in Men.

Also a valuable resource for friends or loved ones.

Mental Health America


A community-based network dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives

NAMI: Treatment and Services


What Families Can Do When a Child May Have a Mental Illness

National Institute of Mental Health

   Treatment of Children with Mental Illness

The Balanced Mind


A program of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support and stability they seek.




Love and Logic


Simple and Practical Techniques for Raising Responsible Children

Peaceful Parent Whisperer


Blog post with reframing tool.

Psych Central Parenting Article


Teaching Children to do hard things

Single Mothers Grants


Assistance for Single Mothers in Minnesota




Embrace Race


10 Tips to teaching and talking to kids about race.

KidsHealth: Talking to Kids about Race and Racism


 Helping kids embrace diversity


Sesame Street Communities: Racial Justice



 Coming Together: The ABC's of Racial Literacy

Engaging honestly and directly with little ones is the beginning of building racial literacy (the skills needed to talk thoughtfully about race and to identify and respond to racism).

Your Parenting Mojo: Race


Research-Based Resources

for White Parents* Related to
Race & Privilege: Blog Posts, Past Episodes & More


Substance Use




Parents Guide to Underage Drinking



Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Talk. They Hear You 


Underage Drinking Prevention, Parent Resources

Minnesota Recovery Connection


Support, Care and Resources to Achieve Long-term Recovery From Addiction






Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event

Information and resources for helping children cope.



Practical Guide to Parenting a child exposed to Trauma

Information and resources for trauma-informed parenting.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network


Caring for Kids, What Parents Need to Know about Sexual Abuse

National Child Traumatic Stress Network


Early Childhood Trauma

National Child Traumatic Stress Network


Information on Types of Trauma: Domestic Violence, Physical Abuse, Traumatic Grief, Natural Disaster, and more.