By Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT
Do you know about Just in Time Parenting (JITP)? Today’s Resource Discovery features the JITP website. This online resource houses age-paced newsletters that can be a great addition to your professional tool box. The JITP team offers in their note to professionals working with families that:
“The overall tone of the newsletter is to encourage competent parenting and prevent child maltreatment by promoting sensitively responsive parenting, and by providing parents with alternative social cognitions to ones that commonly lead to abuse or neglect.”
The JITP print and e-newsletters cover topics on physical, intellectual, emotional, and social skill development of children from prenatal to age 5. The newsletters are also available in a Spanish language version. The JITP newsletters can be helpful for professionals who are working with parents of young children, because they provide education about what to expect developmentally at each age point and promote healthy parenting skills.
This post was written by Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT, Social Media Specialist. She is a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.