Parenting Resources

Parenting Resources at Your Fingertips!

Commonwealth Parenting, housed within the museum, has been supporting parents for over 30 years in central Virginia. Their mission is to build a stronger community by teaching proactive parenting skills to parents and caregivers in central Virginia through quality education, communication, and support. Professional Family Educators provide parenting classes with supportive, up-to-date information and guidance to better understand and address today’s family issues. Commonwealth Parenting educators are able to offer any of our topics on a one-to-one basis, or in a group, and can meet parents when and where it is most convenient. Monthly classes can be found on the museum calendar, here, and more information can be found by calling the Office - (804) 545-1272. Families can also call the Parent Tip Line - (804) 545-1928 for quick suggestions and help.

City of Richmond, Early Childhood Development Initiative - Ensuring Richmond children 0-5 are healthy, well cared for and enter school ready to succeed. ECDI provides parenting workshops at various locations throughout the city in partnership with community organizations. Workshops are available on such topics as nurturing parenting, positive discipline and helping young children manage their own behavior. Workshops are free of charge and include child watch and other incentives. (804)646-7320

1-800-Children – Statewide Parent Helpline hosted by Prevent Child Abuse Virginia

FAM - Parenting central for fathers and mothers, friends and mentors, and families like yours. FAM links parents with each other, with information on a range of child-rearing issues, and with local resources by providing a web-based clearinghouse, promoting the 1-800-CHILDREN helpline, and organizing Circle of Parents support groups. (804) 257-7226

Healthy Futures VA - Your source for up-to-date children’s health information. View videos and text about children’s health topics or explore what happens during a child’s health care visit to a medical professional.

Love and Logic- Provides simple and practical techniques to help parents with kids of all ages raise responsible kids, have more fun in their role and easily and immediately change their children's behavior. Love and Logic is a philosophy founded in 1977 by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D.

Parenting Resources from the Fred Rogers Company - "Parents don't come full bloom at the birth of the first baby. In fact, parenting is about growing. It's about our own growing as much as it is about our children's growing and that kind of growing happens little by little.” Fred Rogers.

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