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Additional parenting materials and content recommended by our UMB experts

A Day in the Life

February 29, 2024

What lies ahead after high school? The types of jobs in a university setting might surprise you!

Updated Coronavirus Boosters Now Available for Children as Young as 5

October 12, 2022

Updated coronavirus booster shots are now available for children as young as 5, following an emergency authorization by the Food and Drug Administration.

‘Striking’ New Study Reveals Long-Term Effects of Lack of Sleep in Kids

August 31, 2022

During early adolescence, children experience rapid growth and development, and sleep plays a big role.

How to Talk About the Uvalde, Texas, Elementary School Shooting with Your Children

July 8, 2022

In the aftermath of the terrifying elementary school shooting in Uvalde, parents can struggle to explain the nation’s collective horror to their own children.

With Students in Turmoil, U.S. Teachers Train in Mental Health

April 7, 2022

Since the pandemic started, experts have warned of a mental health crisis facing American children that is now visibly playing out at schools across the country.

Should Parents of Young Children Be Worried About Omicron BA.2?

April 7, 2022

More and more parents are alarmed that Omicron seems to be impacting children under the age of 5 more than Delta. But is there a true cause for concern?

Ask the Pediatrician: Do Children Who Have Had COVID Still Need the Vaccine?

March 18, 2022

Eligible children and teens should get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster, even if they have had COVID-19.

Mental Health Resources for Families During COVID-19

March 18, 2022

The National Center for School Mental Health recommends the following resources for families struggling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Is Maryland Meeting Students’ Mental Health Needs?

March 10, 2022

The United States is in the midst of a mental health crisis among children, and the pandemic only made the situation worse.

Habitual Snoring Linked to Brain Changes in Children

March 10, 2022

This finding could explain why snoring and disrupted sleep are associated with behavioral problems including inattention, hyperactivity, and aggression.

Study Shows Variations in Breathing in Premature Newborns in Car Seats

March 10, 2022

Researchers cite a need for clearer guidelines to help hospitals implement consistent safety practices.

Family Acceptance Project

February 9, 2022

Learn about how family behaviors affect your LGBTQ child’s health risks and ways to reduce risk and increase support.

Unstuck and On Target Videos for Parents

September 17, 2021

These videos present strategies and tools to help children be successful, avoid meltdowns and negativity, and more.

The Mind Inside

September 7, 2021

The Mind Inside explores the landscape of mental health issues in Nebraska schools.

U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

September 3, 2021

The U.S. PEPFAR works in partnership with 50 countries around the world to reduce HIV incidence and treat those who are impacted by this disease.

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund

September 3, 2021

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential.

WHO Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health

September 3, 2021

A bold road map for ending all preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths, including stillbirths, by 2030

Developmental Assets Framework

July 23, 2021

The Developmental Assets Framework identifies 40 positive supports and strengths that young people need to succeed


July 23, 2021

iKinnect is a shared self-help mobile app for teens and their parents.

Parent CRAFT

July 23, 2021

An online video course that teaches parents the skills they need to meet the risks of substance abuse

Parenting Your Delinquent, Defiant, or Out-of-Control Teen

July 23, 2021

A 2014 book written by Patrick M. Duffy Jr,. PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist

Goodtime Family Care

July 16, 2021

Goodtime Family Care is a Maryland-based primary care office whose mission is to bring quality medical care to the community.

National Center for School Mental Health

July 16, 2021

The mission of NCSMH is to strengthen policies and programs in school mental health.