What new parent hasn't wished that a baby came with an instruction manual? While the New York State Council on Children and Families' new Parent Guide is not exactly an owner's manual, it's a close second. The Parent Guide — Starting Life Together: Your Guide for Building a Nurturing, Healthy Relationship with Your Child — offers key parenting tips, before and after your child arrives, up to age five.
The Parenting Guide focuses on five key parenting behaviors: nurturing, protecting, guiding, communicating and supporting children's curiosity and learning. Expectant mothers can access important advice on exercise, nutrition and other healthy habits during pregnancy. Parents will find information on typical behavior for the age of their child and fun ways to encourage their child's healthy development. Included are valuable resources on safe sleep, use of car seats, breastfeeding and dental care, among others.
The website can be translated into hundreds of known written languages with a click of a button. Offering NY families consistent, research-based parenting & child development information in one spot in many languages!
Come learn how you can help your friends, clients and neighbors find important information on how to obtain health insurance; locate child care and preschool, parent education and support programs.
Wednesday, March 22, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.