Every parent, child, situation, age, phase, day, even sometimes minute, is different, but we all deserve a High5.

ParentingHigh5 was started to provide parents with a positive way to recognize each other’s efforts. It’s a simple way to celebrate our daily parental victories and greet fellow members of “Team Parent”.

There are times we struggle, of course, but at the end of the day,

High5 your single Mom-friend that
is fully engaged and playing
with her kids at the park.
She’s awesome.

High5 that Dad you see giving
his kid his full attention in the
parent/child gymnastics class.
He’s awesome.

High5 your partner for keeping
their cool during that tantrum
at the store. Together, you are
an awesome team.

Give High5s

We’re on a mission to spread High5s throughout the parenting community. What better way to do that than by giving you free stuff?!

Download and share the goodies below to help build a network of positivity.

High5 Others

Print, cut, and fold along the guides to make your own set of High5 cards.

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High5 Yourself

Download a poster and display it as a reminder of how awesome you are.

Let's Go!
High5 Your Network

Share these images with friends and family on your social media accounts.

Let's Go!


Here’s a collection of High5-worthy images to make you smile.

Have something to share? Submit it to the Parenting High5 curators by hashtagging #parentinghigh5 on Instagram.

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There are countless resources online to help us all in our parenting adventures. It’s overwhelming!

Here are a few recommendations from a Child Development Specialist and experienced mom of four, Ruthann Horvay.

Conscious Discipline
Dr. Becky Bailey’s approach intended to help parents consciously respond instead of unconsciously react to everyday conflict.

Zero to Three
National Center for infants, toddlers and families. Science-based information and tools designed to nurture young children’s development.

Positive Discipline
Based on the Positive Discipline books by Dr. Jane Nelsen, teaches social and life skills in a manner that is respectful and encouraging for both parents and kids.

Parents as Teachers
National organization of “parent educators”. Visit the site to see if there is a program in your area.

Temperament Tool
Short survey to recognize and explore both your own temperament traits and those of your kids.

Hand in Hand Parenting
Provides parents with insights, skills, and support they need to listen to and connect with their children in a way that allows each child to thrive.

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning 
National resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau.

PBS Parents
Resources and advice for parents as well as education and activities for kids.

Apparently, We’re Parents
Judgement-free Facebook group for new-ish parents figuring it out as we go and supporting each other along the way.

Girl’s Gone Child 
The site of Rebecca Woolf, talented writer and mother of four who shares daily musings on family life, love, style, and music.

Scratch or Sniff
A site for parents of children who deal with allergies (food or environmental), asthma, and eczema.

Mommy Poppins
Location-based directory of things to do for all age groups: attractions, classes, events, parties, etc.

Wholesome Baby Food
Simple homemade baby food recipes and easy-to-follow guides for introducing solids.