Parenting Resources

Find and share professional documents—from curricula to articles to presentations. Our Professional Resource Library is a great way for NCFR members and active Certified Family Life Educators to pool knowledge on a wide variety of family topics.

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Summer learning loss

For many kids, school's out for the summer. But what does that mean for children in families of different income levels?

In this video, NBC news anchor Brian Williams lays out the summer learning loss that a child from a low-income family could experience, versus a middle-income child. More information about grade-level reading is available on the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading website.

References and Additional Resources on Parents' Use of Social Media

This listing of handouts and resources was provided by Jodi Dworkin, Ph.D., Jessie Rudi, M.A., and Jennifer Doty, M.S. for the NCFR webinar on Parents' Use of Social Media.

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Reaching an autistic child

Owen Suskind was diagnosed with regressive autism when he was 3 years old, and lost his speech skills. This video, made by Oscar-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams, explores how Owen's father, Ron, used the Disney characters his son loved to reach out to and communicate with Owen again.

You can also read an accompanying story from the New York Times Magazine online.