About Just in Time Parenting!
Just in Time Parenting (JITP) brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.
Over the past 30 years, Cooperative Extension faculty in land-grant universities have developed and evaluated an unusually parent-friendly series. Capitalizing on the "teachable moment," monthly "just in time" newsletters are delivered -- keyed to the age of each parent's child.
Cooperative Extension has a well-established track record in delivery information parents find useful. Click here for a summary of Extension's age-paced newsletter evaluations.
Extension professionals from the land-grant universities are transforming these research-based age-paced newsletters into a national interactive Internet resource on parenting. In partnership with eXtension, Just in Time Parenting offers parents direct access to:
- Age-paced newsletters that can be downloaded and printed
- Facts sheets
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Experts across the country
- Upcoming local Extension programs
Although the JITP materials currently focus on parenting infants, the information will extend from pregnancy through parenting in the teen years.
Because manageable amounts of information addressing the exact challenges parents are facing reaches them regularly, Just in Time Parenting is one of their "favorite bookmarks."
- JITP pulls together the core information needed to help children and their families thrive.
- JITP connects parents to resources and information – when they or their children need help.
- JITP can be read by all the adults in a family, and can help dispel child-rearing myths and misinformation.
- JITP is a parent-friendly way to learn how to help children grow up healthy and ready for success.
Age-paced newsletters deliver trusted information just in time -- providing parents with the information they need to support and guide the growth of their child. We hope you find the Extension Just in Time Parenting resources helpful.
If you would like more information or if you are interested in becoming a partner in this project, please contact: Pat Tanner Nelson, Ed.D., Extension Family and Human Development Specialist, University of Delaware firstname.lastname@example.org (302) 831-1329.