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About Parenting Playbook

The mission of Parenting Playbook is to make it easy for parents to gather the newest information about why certain parenting styles result in healthy, happy kids. Years of research highlight that different styles of parenting dramatically influence crucial developments in children, such as their ability to problem solve, react well under stress, and be empathetic and kind.

Three formats are available for readers to touch base with parenting information. Choose one of the Parenting Playbook formats or all three – all of them are free!

Parenting Playbook had its beginning as a weekly email service. Parents are busy, so this option simply delivers a new, manageable piece of information to subscribers every Wednesday by email. This format of Parenting Playbook allows parents to gather helpful information without creating another item for the to-do list. If you would like to receive just a few paragraphs of parenting information each week, it’s easy and free to subscribe at Just scroll down and click the subscribe button.

You can also access parenting information on our blog. The Parenting Playbook blog is an evolving archive of all the weekly emails from the last several years. To help you find specific information in this archive,  tag words are accessible near the bottom of the home page. For example, if you want to find information about how to discipline effectively and why, just go to the tag list and scroll through to “discipline” or find the word in the tag cloud. With a click in either location, you can find archived information on the topic of discipline.

The third way to access Parenting Playbook information is through our Facebook page. Each week, we post at least one bit of information related to parenting. Please go to and browse through the posts.

Parenting Playbook covers a variety of topics and is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended to give advice specific to individual circumstances, nor is it intended to be a substitute for professional consultation. With that in mind, here are just a few of the topics we discuss as we look at the science and art of parenting:

– Basic brain facts to help you understand the “why” of your child’s behaviors

– Why love and affection are critical

– Crying and separations

– Sleep and bedtime

– The importance of teaching and modeling stress management

– Challenging behaviors

– Trying times, places, and what to do

– Discipline

– Why play is necessary

– The importance of social and emotional intelligence

– Looking after you, the parent

We know you are busy, so we want to make it easy for you to learn about the important job of parenting. Please join us!