Family Resources2024-05-17T22:53:25+00:00

There is so much information out there and it can be a bit overwhelming. Here is a collection of videos and articles on a range of parenting topics. To receive age-specific information sent directly to you, sign up for Bright by Text.

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Videos in English

3-5 Day Visit:
Nice to
Meet You

1 Month Visit:
Small Moments, Big Connections

2 Month Visit:
Getting to Know Your Baby

4 Month Visit:
On a

6 Month Visit:
is New

9 Month Visit:
Increasing Independence

12 Month Visit:
Stepping Into Toddlerhood

15 Month Visit:
Fun &

18 Month Visit:
Curiosity &

2 Year Visit:
All By

2 1/2 Year Visit:
Out and

3 Year Visit:
& Imagination

4 Year Visit:
On Their

5 Year Visit:
A Great
Big World

Vídeos en Español

A los 3-5 Días:
Encantado de Conocerte

Al Primer Mes:
Momentos Pequeños, Conexiones Grandes

A los 2 Meses:
Llegando a Conocer a su Bebé

A los 4 Meses:

A los 6 Meses:
Todo Es

A los 9 Meses:

A los 12 Meses:
De Bebé a Niño Pequeño

A los 15 Meses:
Divertido & Frustrante

A los 18 Meses:
Curiosidad & Persistencia

A los 2 Años:
Por Si

A los 2 1/2 Años:
de Casa

A los 3 Años:
Independencia & Imaginación

A los 4 Años:

A los 5 Años:
Un Mundo

Parent-Focused Websites

Visit this website for a series of videos on caring for your newborn after discharge from the hospital. These include topics on sleep, feeding, bathing, swaddling, hygiene, when to call the doctor, and much more.

Zero to Three offers practical information to parents seeking to make good choices. Find online resources on sleep, play, brain development and much more on their website.

CDC Milestone Tracker

This CDC (Centers for Disease Control) website has information on developmental milestones, tips and activities to do with your child, and resources if you have concerns.

Positive Parenting Tips

The CDC’s Positive Parenting Tips webpage offers information, organized by age, to help you learn more about your child’s development, positive parenting, safety, and health at each stage of your child’s life.

This AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) parenting website has information about safety and prevention, ages & stages, family life, healthy living, and a variety of topics parents may have questions about.

Family-friendly things to do with kids in Skagit County. Parents can use this easy site to spend less time searching for fun and more time HAVING FUN with their kids!

Parent Trust for Washington Children creates lasting change and hope for the future by promoting safe, healthy families and communities. Access pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting classes online, find local resources, or talk with a Parent Coach.

Fathering in 15 is an online learning experience made just for dads! It’s an Interactive, online tool that helps men build the knowledge and skills they need to be the best dads they can be anytime, anywhere. There are 15 topics that are 15 minutes each. There’s no need to sign up to start, just click the logo above to get started!

Learn about safe infant sleep recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, unsafe products currently being sold on the market, and much more. Classes are offered in-person throughout Washington and Idaho and online via Zoom.

The Help Me Grow Resource Directory is full of links to a variety of resources including: parent support groups, basic needs, childcare, family fun & support, health & wellness, kindergarten readiness, pregnancy & breastfeeding, special needs, and more! This is a statewide directory, but Skagit information can be found easily by entering your zip code or city.

Additional Resources

Parent Guides by age range2023-07-05T18:14:20+00:00
Child Health Promotion Info by Age (English & Spanish)2023-07-05T18:28:04+00:00
Behavior Tips2023-07-05T18:32:11+00:00
Toilet Training Tips2023-07-05T18:36:00+00:00
Sleep Tips2023-07-05T18:37:46+00:00
Stress Relief for Caregivers and Kids2023-07-05T18:44:21+00:00

The California Surgeon General’s Playbook: Stress Relief for Caregivers and Kids provides tools for caregivers to recognize and manage kids’ stress.

English version

Spanish version


The California Surgeon General’s Playbook for Stress offers guidance on protecting our brains and bodies from stress and daily disruptions.

English version

Spanish version


Bright by Text2023-07-05T19:16:46+00:00

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