For Parents

At the Springfield Peace Center, we view parents as our most invaluable partners in teaching children how to be peaceful problem solvers. Below, you will find several links with important information that can help you to equip your children with the tools to thrive now and for years to come.

Encourage Your Child’s Positive Behavior and School Success:
https://www.pacer.org/parent/php/PHP-c218a.pdf

15 Tips for Raising a Responsible Child:
https://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/character/responsibility

5 Do’s and Don’ts of Helping Kids Handle Bullying:
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/passive-aggressive-diaries/201601/5-do-s-and-don-ts-helping-kids-handle-bullying

Impulse Control Techniques That Work for Children:
https://www.verywellfamily.com/ways-to-teach-children-impulse-control-1095035

Activities for Teaching Respect in the Home (*Christian-Based Resource*):
https://www.kidsofintegrity.com/lessons/respect/hands-options

For Families: 5 Tips for Cultivating Empathy:
https://mcc.gse.harvard.edu/resources-for-families/5-tips-cultivating-empathy

8 Tips for Helping Your Child Resolve Conflict and Be A Good Friend:
https://childhood101.com/8-tips-for-helping-your-child-resolve-conflict-and-be-a-good-friend/

Helping Kids Manage Anger:
https://copingskillsforkids.com/managing-anger

Are You Teaching Kids Responsibility? 50 Simple Challenges to Get You Started:
https://afineparent.com/building-character/teaching-kids-responsibility.html

The Big Picture: Teaching Responsibility to Your Children:
https://centerforparentingeducation.org/library-of-articles/responsibility-and-chores/developing-responsibility-in-your-children/

5 Strategies to Help Kids Resolve Conflict:
https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/5-strategies-to-help-kids-resolve-conflict

Teaching Children to Be Peacemakers:
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/teaching-children-to-be-peacemakers/