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Does parenting come naturally? Not necessarily. Many of us learn about being a parent by remembering what our own parents did when we were growing up. But just as the practice of medicine has changed over the years, so has much of what we know about being parents. Here are some tips.

Being a Parent             

Positive Parenting Tips

Parents can help their child grow and learn during each stage of development. Click on your child's age group to find positive parenting, safety and health tips.

Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers 

Parenting is hard work, but it can be fun and rewarding. Find ideas to help handle common parenting challenges, so you can be more confident as a parent.

Little Kids, Big Questions

This series of 12 podcasts addresses some of the most common issues facing parents of babies and toddlers. 


Health and safety tips arrive as free text messages in English or Spanish three times a week throughout your pregnancy and until your baby is 1 year old.

Baby to Big Kid

Sign up for monthly e-letters with science-based information about how children learn and grow each month from birth to age 3.