Parent Resources

At FamilyMeans, we understand that parenting is tough but important work.  We are here to support you and your family as you navigate the challenges that come with parenthood. To talk with an experienced counselor about any of the topics below contact FamilyMeans Counseling & Therapy at 651-439-4840.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support

General Parent Support During Covid-19 

General Teacher Support During Covid-19

How to talk to your child about COVID-19 

Building Resilience During COVID-19

Resources for Free Meals in Minnesota

Stillwater Area Schools Offer Free Breakfast and Lunch to Students While School is out - Location Info Here

 *FamilyMeans Youth Development Program is proud to partner with the Stillwater School district on meal distribution out of the Cimarron location.   

Tips on How to View News Coverage of COVID-19

How to Stay Positive During the COVID-19 Crisis

Indoor Activities to do with Kids 

3 Weeks of "Maker Station"Activities 

*Maker stations are great for elementary aged kids! They are designed to enhance skills in engineering, math, science, art, technology, and music! 

Mindfulness Phone Apps to Support Mental Health during Social Distancing - Great for Adults or Kids! 

Love and Logic Online Parenting Class (for free! and highly recommended by our Clinical Director) 

COVID-19 Non-Emergency Helpline Information (printable) 


Everyday Parenting


Mental Health 101: How to Support Your Child  

When is it time to seek therapy?

Is your child’s mental health effecting their schoolwork?

Parenting Support Groups

Screen Time and Mental Health

Summer Parenting

Tips to Prevent Cyberbullying

Children and Divorce 

Supporting Your Child through a Divorce

Help! Our Kids are Effecting Our Marriage

Improving Family Relationships (through a divorce)

Parenting Guide to Divorce  

Tough Topics

Talking to your Child about School-Shootings

Youth and Trauma


more blog articles

What else might be helpful?

School-based counselors can help your child in the place that is most convenient for them, their schools. Learn more about FamilyMeans School-Based Mental Health offerings in your child’s school.