High School - Ages 14-18
At this point, many teens will act as though they do not need their parents any more, but the truth is they need you just as much as ever! Teens and young adults need their parents to keep the lines of communication open, provide them with guidance, and help them with decision making.
Behavior and Discipline
- One Tough Job - Being a positive parent can be tough!
- Positive Discipline – Learn how to negotiate the challenges of parenting.
- Family Doctor – What to expect when your child goes through puberty
Education and Learning
- Great Schools – Involved parents equals successful kids.
- One Tough Job – Find out how to get involved in your child’s education.
Health, Nutrition and Safety
- Consumer Product Safety Commission – Up-to-date information on recalls and products your family uses.
- Healthy Children – Answers to many health questions that new parents have.
- Kids Health – What you need to know about raising a healthy family.
- National Safety Council – What you can do to keep you and your family safe at home.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse
- American Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – Find your facts here when you have questions about your child’s emotions or behaviors.
- Autism – Learn more about autism resources for your family.
- SAFE, Inc. – Chesterfield County working together to prevent substance abuse
- The Partnership at DrugFree.org – Support, tools and tips from experts and parents.
- AARP: GrandFamilies Guide - Learn more about the basics of grandparents raising grandchildren
- Child Development Institute – Fact-filled expert articles offer parenting tips, life-changing insight and easy ways to become a better parent.
- FAMRichmond - Children are a gift, but they don’t come with instructions.
- One Tough Job - Find information especially for dads.
- Chesterfield Kinship Grandparent Connection- Senior Advocate's office that offers two monthly support groups and resources for grandparents and other kin who are raising a child.