Parenting Resources

Continuing Education

Event Details
The Collapse of Parenting by Leonard Sax  – leonard-sax-october-2016 Dr. Leonard Sax MD PhD Hosts The Collapse of Parenting (CE Event, 10/16/16)
“Joy In The Journey” Introduction to Redirecting Children’s Behavior by Marci Bleyaert Schiller (CE Event, 12/13/13)

Kindergarten Readiness Resources

Book/Article Author
Boys Adrift By Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.; A Doctor’s Plan to Help Our Sons Fulfill Their Potential
Why Gender Matters By Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.; What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences
Kindergarten: Is he ready to take the plunge? By Marguerite Kelly; The Washington Post, On Parenting (September 4, 2013)
How can parents determine whether their child is mature enough for kindergarten? Video by Rene Hackney;



AUCP believes that continuing education makes all of us better parents. We continually share educational opportunities with our community. Some good resources for learning about children and parenting, for AUCP parents or any parents, are below.

Organization Details
Parenting Playgroups Run by Dr. Rene Hackney, offers classes for kids and parents in Alexandria and Falls Church.
Arlington Public Schools Parent Academy Offers free classes for parents of children of all ages, through the public school system. You do not have to have a child enrolled in APS to participate.
Arlington County Department of Human Services Offers classes and regular informal gatherings for parents to share frustrations and receive support.


The items below on parenting and child development are written by AUCP staff members and in PDF format.

Article Author
Power Play Maruja Ubelaker
Developmentally Appropriate Practices Susan Parker
No More Computer Solitaire Peter Eisen
Playground Games Patricia Bullington-McGuire
Science Not Just For Cheetahs Lindsey Berke


Song Artist
Songs-by-Ms-Alison Alison Marino