Skip to main content

Parenting Minutes are short videos that focus on key topics related to early childhood learning and raising children. Each video contains shareable tips, facts, and links to more FREE resources and information. (Resources)

Parenting Minutes is a production of The WNET Group. ©2016-2021 THIRTEEN Productions LLC. All Rights Reserved. Major funding for Parenting Minutes has been provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and Learning Heroes with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Additional funding is provided by Helena Rubinstein Foundation, The V & L Marx Foundation, and The Henry and Lucy Moses Fund.

Episodes 

Parenting Minutes: Healthy Snacks

Parenting Minutes: Healthy Snacks

Your children are more likely to eat healthy snacks if you eat them too. Find healthy snacks that you enjoy eating that you can share with your children.

Parenting Minutes: Children with Autism

Parenting Minutes: Children with Autism

This Parenting Minutes video features a mom of four children, including two sons on the autism spectrum. 

Parenting Minutes: Making TV Time Learning Time

Parenting Minutes: Making TV Time Learning Time

This Parenting Minutes video advocates paying attention to what children watch on TV.

Parenting Minutes: Readiness Check

Parenting Minutes: Readiness Check

This video helps parents assess how ready their children are for the next school year.

Parenting Minutes: Positive Parenting Strategies

Parenting Minutes: Positive Parenting Strategies

This video features parenting strategies from real parents.

Parenting Minutes: Reading with your Child

Parenting Minutes: Reading with your Child

This brief Parenting Minutes video describes the importance of reading to children.

Parenting Minutes: Engaging Grandparents

Parenting Minutes: Engaging Grandparents

This video introduces ideas on how to include non-immediate family members (such as grandparents) in your child’s learning.

Parenting Minutes: Sharing Feelings

Parenting Minutes: Sharing Feelings

This video helps children to understand and manage emotions effectively.

Parenting Minutes: Limiting Soda and Sweet Drinks

Parenting Minutes: Limiting Soda and Sweet Drinks

This video explains that the extra calories children get from soda and other sugary drinks are unhealthy. 

Asking Questions to Support Reading

Asking Questions to Support Reading

This brief Parenting Minutes video explores ways to support children’s literacy skills.

Family Discovery Walks

Family Discovery Walks

This video features a family that demonstrates ways that they spend time together. 

Family Reading Adventures

Family Reading Adventures

This Parenting Minutes video talks about the importance of reading together as a family.