Parenting Support

Top 10 Tasks of Adolescent Development

Insight for parents on what the teen years are all about.  Click


5 Basics of Parenting Adolescents



"Screentime is Making Kids Moody, Crazy, and Lazy."

Click  for critical information about a child and teen use of electronics. 


Resilience in Youth

Great article about the importance of building resilience in youth from a young age.  A must-read for any parent. Click  for this article from Psychology Today.


7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors 


Brain Injury Alliance


Common Stressors for Parents of Teens

Click here for article


Community Closet

A non-profit organization that provides free clothing exchange for families in need who reside in the New Prague Area School District.  Families, age birth through adult are welcome to exchange their non-fitting clothing for clothing that fits.  Welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. Located in the Community Education building in New Prague.  Open by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment, email [email protected].


Focus Adolescent Services



Minnesota Department of Health


National Alliance on Mental Illness:  Minnesota

Lists nearby parent support groups.  

Feeling isolated and overwhelmed by your child's behaviors or mental illness?  Not sure where to start or who to talk to? No time to attend support groups or classes?  Even phone calls a challenge?  Email the parent e-Warmline and connect with a parent peer specialists.              

Email:  [email protected]

Raising Teens

Click to read this work by Harvard University.  Page 6 details "Ten Developmental Tasks of Adolescence."  Page 7 gives concrete strategies of five essential parenting skills.  Excellent resource for all parents. 


Search Institute Resource for Families

Spend Time With Your Teen

Click here for simple suggestions about how to spend quality time with your teen.


The Importance of Developing Resilience in Young People

Click here for great article.


U of M Extension Services Parenting Resources


Suggested Books

Dr. David Walsh

No.  Why Kids of All Ages Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It

Why Do They Act That Way?  A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen

Mary Pipher, Ph.D.

Reviving Ophelia.  Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls

William J. Doherty, Ph.D.

The Intentional Family.  Simple Rituals to Strengthen Family Ties

Take Back Your Kids.  Confident Parenting in Turbulent Times

Michael Gurian

The Wonder of Boys

A Fine Young Man