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Parent Support

Why it Matters

The Children’s Movement of Florida aims to help parents offset the effects of toxic stress by advocating for more state investment in high-quality information and support for all families. Parent initiatives like Help Me Grow Florida can help increase their knowledge of child development, provide examples of safe and healthy things to do with children, build skills for managing the rigors of parenting, and provide support in challenging times.

Our Principles for Parent Support in Florida

2021 legislative initiatives relating to parent support:

Bill sourcing courtesy of the Florida Children’s Council.

Florida programs we support that contribute to parent support:


For more visit our Partner Content page.

  1. The Impact of Family Involvement on the Education of Children Ages 3 to 8 – MDRC. A report that discusses the vital role that family involvement has on the development of their children’s reading, math, and social skills.
  2. The Science of Neglect: The Persistent Absence of Responsive Care Disrupts the Developing Brain – National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. Defines Neglect and explains how and why it negatively impacts a child’s development.
  3. The Influence of Parenting on Early Childhood Health and Health Care Utilization – Journal of Pediatric Psychology. This journal article discusses the impact of parenting practices on children’s health and healthcare.
  4. Parenting and Outcomes for Children – Joseph Rowntree Foundation. This review provides an insight into different parenting theories and how the parent-child relationship impacts a child’s social outcomes.
  5. Special Kids, Special Parents, Special Education – University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. This report details the hardships that the parents of children with disabilities often face when attempting to ensure that their children receive the education that they need while also highlighting possible solutions that can be pursued.

Disclaimer: These links to third-party websites are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. They do not constitute an endorsement or approval by The Children’s Movement of Florida or its affiliate organizations and partners.