Parenting

Bundles for Babies – If you are an Air Force active duty member or spouse of an active duty member who is expecting a baby or is a new mother, you are encouraged to contact us to sign up for a “Bundles for Babies” class and, upon completion of the class, receive a free “bundle” that the Air Force Aid Society purchased from the Gerber Company. This gift from the AFAS consists of a tote bag, receiving blanket, washcloths, hooded towels, sleepers, onesies and more! Read more about this program at http://www.afas.org/bundles-for-babies. Check our calendar and then call 385-4663 to register for our next available Bundles for Babies workshop.


What’s Your Parenting Style? Learn about the main four Parenting Styles:Parenting-styles

    • indulgent
    • authoritarian
    • authoritative
    • uninvolved
      • and more recently, helicopter parenting

Child-rapid-developmentDo you know the about the physical, mental, and social and emotional development of children from 1 month to 12 years?

Go to the Iowa State University Extension Online Store to download FREE informational sheets (PDFs) about the developmental stages of each age group, plus information on appropriate toys and books, and ideas for parents.


Suggested books on parenting:
(No Federal Endorsement Intended)

Happily Married with Kids: It’s NOT just a fairy tale by Dr. Carol Ummel Lindquist


Common Sense Parenting: Using Your Head as Well as Your Heart to Raise School-Aged Children: 3rd edition by Dr. Raymond Burke and Ronald Herron


Common Sense Parenting of Toddlers and Preschoolers by Bridget A. Barnes and Steven M. York


Skillstreaming the Adolescent: New Strategies and Perspectives for Teaching Prosocial Skills by Arnold P. Goldstein