Positive Parenting

Family and Teen Resources

Families and teens face unique challenges - view families and teens resources which can provide help, often anonymously. Visit Virginia 2-1-1 for additional resources.

Parenting Education and Prevention Programs

Chesterfield County Mental Health Support Services offers parenting education and prevent programs for all varieties of families and caregivers.

Parenting Guides

Birth - Age 5

From the first day of life to the first day of kindergarten, children grow faster than any other time in their lives. The first five years of life literally shape how the brain gets built, laying the foundation for a lifetime of learning. Parents are their children’s first and most important teachers.

Behavior and Discipline

Child Care

Developmental Stages

  • PBS Parents - Learn the milestones of your child’s first five years

Early Education and Learning

Health, Nutrition and Safety

  • Healthy Children - Answers to many health questions that new parents have
  • Kids Health - Learn what you need to know about raising a healthy family


Social and Emotional Development

  • RVA Basics - Five fun, simple, and powerful ways that every family can give every child a great start in life
  • Zero to Three - Because early experiences matter

Positive Parenting Coalition

The Positive Parenting Coalition's mission is to educate, support and empower professionals and the community to assist families in achieving their full potential. The coalition is comprised of the following partners:

Chesterfield County Coalition Members