Parenting Issues

The American College of Pediatricians has produced the following official position statements related to the parenting of infants, children and adolescents.

The Benefits of the Family Table

Cohabitation – Part 1 of 2

Cohabitation – Part 2 of 2

Corporal Punishment: A Scientific Review of Its Use in Discipline 

Decreasing Risk Factors for Adolescent Depression

Defending Traditional Marriage for the Well-being of the Family and the Child

Discipline of the Child

Empowering Parents of Gender Discordant and Same-Sex Attracted Children 

Gender Identity Issues in Children and Adolescents

The Health Effects of Marijuana Use

Homosexual Parenting: A Scientific Analysis 

Impact of Family Structure on the Health of Children: Effects of Divorce

The Impact of Media Use and Screen Time on Children, Adolescents and Families

The Impact of Pornography on Children

Induced Abortion: Risks that may impact adolescents, young adults, and their children

The Infant – Mother Connection: Positive maternal-child interaction during pregnancy – Part 1 of 3

The Infant – Mother Connection: Adverse maternal influences on her unborn child – Part 2 of 3

The Infant – Mother Connection: Responsive Parenting – Part 3 of 3

Marriage and the Family

Parental Involvement and Consent for Minor’s Abortion

On the Promotion of Homosexuality in the Schools 

The Roles, Responsibilities and Rights of Parents

School-Based Sex Education in the United States

Statement on Adoption 

The Teenage Brain: Under Construction