Parenting Support

Scott County Community Connections Guide

Click here for access to concrete support and services that address a family’s needs and help minimize stress caused by challenges. One-stop-shop for access to information and resources for Scott County families.

Book Resource: College & Career Success for Those With Physical Disabilities

The subtitle of this book is: How to Transition from Motivated Student to Happily Employed Adult.

Written by an adult with physical disabilities, this guide is filled with the information she wished she had during her formative high school years.

Feel free to check it out, if interested, on

PFLAG (Organization for LGBTQ+ people, their parents, families & allies)

New Prague Area Chapter Family Resources found here. Email New Prague PFLAG directly for meeting info. (Email listed at top of resources)

Search Institute: Building Family Relationships

A top tier resource for parents. You won't want to miss this! Click here for the Keep Connected resources. Go to "Parents & Families" to learn how to bring out the best in your family.

U of M Extension Office Parenting Resources

Super site, including specific information about overindulging children! Check it out!

Top 10 Tasks of Adolescent Development

Insight for parents on what the teen years are all about.  Click here

5 Basics of Parenting Adolescents

"Screentime is Making Kids Moody, Crazy, and Lazy."

Click here for critical information about a child and teen use of electronics. 

Resilience in Youth

Great article about the importance of building resilience in youth from a young age.  A must-read for any parent. Click here for this article from Psychology Today.

7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors 

5 Tips for Handling a Bad Report Card

Click here for good advice from Stanford Children's Health

Brain Injury Alliance

Common Stressors for Parents of Teens

Click here for article

Community Closet

A non-profit organization that provides free clothing exchange for families in need who reside in the New Prague Area School District.  Families, age birth through adult are welcome to exchange their non-fitting clothing for clothing that fits.  Welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. Located in the Community Education building in New Prague.  Open by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment, email

Focus Adolescent Services

National Alliance on Mental Illness:  Minnesota

Lists nearby parent support groups.  

Feeling isolated and overwhelmed by your child's behaviors or mental illness?  Not sure where to start or who to talk to? No time to attend support groups or classes?  Even phone calls a challenge?  Email the parent e-Warmline and connect with a parent peer specialists.              


Raising Teens

Click here to read this work by Harvard University.  Page 6 details "Ten Developmental Tasks of Adolescence."  Page 7 gives concrete strategies of five essential parenting skills.  Excellent resource for all parents. 

Spend Time With Your Teen

Click here for simple suggestions about how to spend quality time with your teen.

The Importance of Developing Resilience in Young People

Click here for great article.

U of M Extension Services Parenting Resources