Fostering healthy parent-child relationships and supporting child development and well-being
The Stanford Parenting Center (SPC) ensures that parents are powerful partners in supporting their child’s mental health and well-being by providing them the right resources and tools. Parents are empowered to tap into their existing parenting abilities and learn evidence-based strategies to help them recognize, defuse, and even treat their child’s mental health difficulties.
Our team of experts believes that all parents can expand their skills and develop new behaviors to foster healthy parent-child relationships and support their child’s development and well-being. By accessing our wide range of programs and complementary resources, parents gain confidence in their parenting skills, find greater enjoyment in their parenting roles, and decrease the risk for pediatric psychiatric disorders. The SPC works with the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development at the Stanford University School of Medicine, giving you access to a team of world-class experts.
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- Verywell Mind
Summer Camp After COVID: The Benefits of Camp on Kids and Parents' Mental Health
'Tis the season for summer camp. Each year, more than six million children flock to camps around the US to spend time outdoors, make new friends, learn new skills, and get away from their parents. But as with so many other things, this American pastime was brought to a halt by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, as we enter a summer that has the potential for more normalcy, parents are preparing to send their kids off to camp once again. SPC Co-Director Elizabeth Reichert provides comment.
- The Atlantic
Join us May 2nd at the Atlantic's "In Pursuit of Happiness" 2022 Event
Please join us at The Atlantic's In Pursuit of Happiness Event Monday, May 2nd at 10:45am PT. Dr. Reichert and Dr. Kurahashi will join Julie Lythcott-Haims @jlythcotthaims Author, How to Raise an Adult in a moderated discussion by Kate Julian, Senior Editor, The Atlantic focused on Tools for Building Happier Families. This sold out event is accessible virtually - please register to attend this free event.
- KPIX5 News
Talking to Your Kids about Ukraine
Open talks are important as kids pick up more than parents may realize. KPIX 5's Len Kiese talks to a local doctor from Stanford Health Care about how parents can talk to their about what's going on in Ukraine.
How To Help Your Kid Overcome Their Fear of the Dark
It's common for children to be scared of the dark. Experts weigh in on how parents can help their little ones conquer those nighttime fears.
- ABC News
ABC News Interview with Dr. Mari Kurahashi on the Ukraine War
SPC Co-Director Dr. Mari Kurahashi was interviewed by ABC News on March 8th, 2022 about how to talk to your child about the Ukraine Crisis. Check out the video here!