Parenting Issues

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

Abstinence Education 

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: Is It Time For Change? 

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

Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA – traditionally called ‘Abstinence’) Education

Statement on Adoption 

The Teenage Brain: Under Construction

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