Bradley Hospital helps you deal with difficult parenting issues in these comprehensive reference sections:
Effective DisciplineCurrent attitudes, ideas and help for parents of toddlers, teens and kids in between.En español
Alcohol & Drug AbuseUnderstanding potential problems, signs of abuse, and tips for prevention and intervention.En español
Depression & SuicideRecognize the signs of depression, why kids fall victim and what you can do to help.En español
Teenage PartiesWhat you don't know can hurt you. Tips for parents of hosts and guests. Plus, ideas for a successful bash.En español
Life's Difficult ChangesSymptoms of transitional difficulty in parents and kids and advice for dealing with change.En español
Parent/Child CommunicationFeel like you're from different planets? Here's how to find middle ground.En español
Childhood ChoresWhy household chores are important for kids and teens.En español
Healthful LeisureA little leisure might be just what your family needs. Why leisure time is important and how to add more to your life.En español
Rhode Island Parents' Guide to Children's Mental Health (PDF 5.07mb)Have questions about common children's mental health problems? Download this one-stop resource for those answers plus information about advocacy organizations and support groups.
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If your kids walk home from school, arrange for them to walk with one or more schoolmates. Teach kids to:
Some experts recommend varying routes if possible every once in a while. Explore other options if walking home makes your child uncomfortable or uneasy.
Kids should pay attention to directions from the bus driver and bus aide at all times. Teach kids not to pick up any objects they may drop while getting on or off the school bus.
Children over the age of ten should be able to carry the house key with them. For younger children, it's best not to leave it on the property, but with a reliable neighbor. If that's not possible, hide the key in the backyard, out of sight. It's a good idea to keep the location of the key a "family secret."
Once inside, the child should call someone, either the parent or grandparent, to let them know they are safe.