parentingParent Collection
Are you thinking about potty training your toddler, but don’t know where to start? Are night terrors keeping you and your child awake at all hours of the night? Has the loss of a family member affected you and your children? Are you becoming a parent for the first time? If you answered yes to any of these questions or if you have other questions of your own, then our Parent Collection has the resources that you need. From potty training DVDs to parent guides and even picture books on sensitive topics, such as illness or the loss of a pet; this collection will surely be your guide.

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Available For Checkout:

Going to the Hospital Backpack
Features a selection of reading materials and activities for parents to share with preschool/school-age children to help prepare for a hospital stay or going to visit someone in the hospital.

New Pet Backpack (Preschool and School Age)
Thinking of getting a new pet? Already have one? We’ve selected age appropriate books and toys for you to share with your child to help them learn how this new family member will fit into their lives!

Expectant Mom Backpack
Want to know what to expect when you are expecting and get to laugh about it with a girlfriend too? Then, check out the Library’s new expectant mom backpack filled with books and a DVD to help expectant moms get ready for the unexpected.

Welcome New Baby Backpack
Help prepare siblings for the arrival of a new baby with stories, shows and a baby doll with bottle available for check out in the Library’s New Baby backpack.

Welcome To School Backpack
Help your child get ready to start Preschool or Kindergarten with stories and shows available for check out in the Library’s First Day of School backpack. Visit or call the Children’s Room to find out more.

Related Online Resources

Potty Training Charts

Stop Bullying

New York State Parenting Education Partnership (NYSPEP)

Healthy Children (Parents website from The American Academy of Pediatrics’)

New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Child Care Council of Suffolk

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