ParentFurther Blog


By: Becky Post

Many families spend a lot of time in vehicles in the summer, whether it involves a long driving trip or running kids to soccer tournaments. July is National Purposeful Parenting Month and a perfect time to connect with your children occurs in the car.

Other Blog Posts

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

We’re in the middle of football season, which means kids (and adults) are betting on football pools. Some are getting involved in fantasy football, which can be a fun game but can turn into gambling if money starts changing hands. Many adults do it. So, what’s the big deal about kids gambling? Read on to become a better informed parent >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

You had the perfect opportunity to teach your child an important lesson, but you blew it. Now what? Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

How can you make a sleepover a successful experience for your child? It all depends on your child’s age and the steps you take to ensure a good experience. Read more >

Help us honor youth development pioneer, Dr. Peter Benson, who passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2011. For 30 years, Benson led the organization behind the 40 Developmental Assets, the core research to ParentFurther’s parenting approach. Learn more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

Can your toddler throw a 45 minute tantrum? Does your elementary-age child slam doors? Does your teen chew you out when she’s angry or frustrated? Sounds like you might be at risk for parental burnout. It can happen at any age, and sometimes it can make you question why you ever decided to become a parent. Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

Research has shown that the single most important thing a parent can do to help his or her child succeed at school is to get involved! Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

School spirit is important for helping bring the student body together. Researchers have also found that when kids feel like they belong to a school, the more likely they are to succeed at school. So promote school spirit! As a parent, you can do a lot to help your child get into the school spirit. Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

Did you know that September 21 is the International Day of Peace? It’s a great time to ask yourself, Am I raising my child to be a “peacebuilder”? Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

When kids spend more time doing homework (and doing it well), they’re more likely to succeed in school. Research has also identified other benefits for young people to spend time doing homework. Read more >

By: Steve Palmer

Now that September 11th is upon us once again, some parents wonder about the best way to talk with their kids about a complicated and emotionally powerful event such as this. Keeping a few basic ideas in mind may help us navigate these conversations about issues that are pretty challenging, even for us adults. Read more >