Parents As Teachers Parent Resources

Parenting Resources

Bright by Text

Bright by Text provides quality information and trusted resources to parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age eight.

Conscious Discipline- Challenging Children 

This resource has free webinars that discuss how parents can address challenging behaviors within their home. These webinars are in English but they can also be used with Spanish subtitles.

Conscious Discipline - discipline tips 

This conscious discipline link provides free resources related to challenging behaviors such as biting, temper tantrums, preschoolers and school, tattling, crying, and strategies for addressing children with special needs. 

Conscious Discipline - Free Resources 

This site provides free resources related to I Love You Rituals and various behavior and schedule charts that can be used within the home. This link also contains free printable resources that are in English and Spanish. 

NAEYC (The National Association for the Education of Young Children) 

Find research-based resources, tips and ideas for families - everything from child development, to reading, writing, music, math and more!

Zero to Three 

Parent Favorites: A collection of high trending resources for parents. Parenting is an ongoing process of learning who your individual child is and what your child needs to thrive. These resources are designed to help you tune in to what makes your child tick and to guide you in determining the best way to meet your child’s individual needs.

Byte - Parent's Guide to Dental Health

This resources guides parents on dental health for their children from pregnancy to young adulthood.

Trauma Resources

Sesame Street

This short video from Sesame Street shows the responses of two children to domestic violence in the home. It explains why children are affected and it shows how a loving and caring adult can help a child recover and build resilience.  

Through Our Eyes

This video (7min) discusses how witnessing and experiencing violence can have lingering effects on a child’s life. It also discusses the importance of getting help.

Circle of Security

This links to videos explaining the concept of Circle of Security, an early intervention program for parents and children.

Nation Child Traumatic Stress Network

This is a handout from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network on Understanding Child Traumatic Stress for Parents.  It discusses warning signs and how to help your child at school and home.

Facts on Children’s Exposure to Violence

This PDF document details what the impact is on children’s development by exposure to all kinds of violence.

Child Development Resources


This resource has great videos and checklists covering overall development.

CDC Developmental Milestones

This resource from the CDC provides information on a child's developmental milestones.

CLI Engage (Children’s Learning Institute)

This program provides free resources and activity ideas that families can use to help support school readiness skills in children 0-6 years.  The Family Circle Activity Collection also includes Developmental Milestones, information on early screening and intervention, and example activity videos. The information in CLI Engage is in both English and Spanish and is set up to where the family can choose activities based on a particular age range and choose the developmental area they would like to focus on for that particular activity.

NAEYC (The National Association for the Education of Young Children) 

This resource provides tips on what to look for in a program. Find out what a high-quality program looks like and what caregivers and teachers do to help your child learn and grow.

Nutrition and Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding and parenting information.

General breastfeeding information.

Texas Lactation Support Hotline

 1-855-550-6667 M-F 8am – 5pm, every Saturday 11am-3pm. After hours and Sundays it immediately transfers to a Peer Counselor cell phone which they answer from 7:30am – 9pm. Calls between 9pm and 7:30am, calls are returned first thing in the morning.

Global Health Media

This resource has beautiful, informative videos. Separate ones for mothers and for healthcare workers and in many languages.

Global Health Media

Breastfeeding Videos for Mothers - Spanish.

Global Health Media

Breastfeeding Videos for Mothers - English. 

Nancy Morhrbacher Videos 

Mother-friendly videos, short clips of essential information.

 Paced bottle-feeding

Whether breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, this method of infant feeding helps ensure baby isn't overfed and learns to regulate his/her own feedings. 

Breastfeeding USA

Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorder (formerly known as Postpartum Depression)

Postpartum Depression

These resources provide information on postpartum depression.

Postpartum Support International 

PSI Helpline- 1-800-944-4773 or text 503-894-9453

This website provides information and resources regarding perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

The Blue Dot Project 

Postpartum Men

This site is a place for men with concerns about depression, anxiety, or other problems with mood after the birth of a child. It promotes self-help, provides information for fathers, hosts an online forum, offers resources, gathers new information about men’s experiences postpartum, and helps fathers to beat the baby blues.

Mother to Baby

This resource provides information on medications and more during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Infant Risk

This resource provides information on the safe use of medications in pregnancy and postpartum.

Helpful Resources

Gay Parents to Be

An informational resource and a starting point for LGBTQ parenting. They strive to provide the best care for LGBTQ couples and individuals as they navigate all of their family-building options. 

Black Mamas Matter Alliance

A Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance. They center Black mamas to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice.

How to Apply for Texas Benefits

Find more information about how to apply for Texas benefits such as SNAP food benefits, TANF Cash help, Healthcare (Medicaid or CHIP), Support Services, and WIC food benefits. Or dial 211.

Community Collaborators