Parenting Resources

Childcare Checklist: Nesting Conditions for Children in Child Care was developed by Darcia Narvaez, PhD, Angela Kurth Elbert, PhD, and Mary Tarsha, MEd, MA. The Child Care Center Checklist has been created to help parents assess how well a child care center aligns with principles and values of partnership parenting and with the elements of healthy childcare outlined in CPS partner organization's The Evolved Nest.


Download the Childcare Checklist


Evolved Nest
Evolved Nest, founded by Darcia Narvaez, Professor of Psychology Emerita, Psychology Department, University of Notre Dame, focuses on parenting from conception to elderhood and the importance of community support for families. Evolved Nest is a project of

Early Partnership Childhood Care: What Should Centers Provide? by Darcia Narvaez, PhD.
The care a young child receives is critical for the type of trajectory they take—towards optimal wellbeing or not, towards long term resilience, or not. Early childhood care centers should be central to cultivating children’s wellbeing. This article provides a detailed overview of what  quality, partnership-based care looks like for young children.


It Takes a Village: Evaluating the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Community-Based Parenting Program by Jeana Holt, Amy Mosely, Vanessa Baldwin, Linda Barnes, Charlotte Muhammad, S. Michele Cohen. The Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies

Tomorrow's Children: A Blueprint for Partnership Education in the 21st Century, by Riane Eisler.

The Evolved Nest Nurtures the First Partnership Relationship, by Darcia Narvaez, PhD.

Getting Back on Track to Being Human, by Darcia Narvaez, PhD.
The Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies

Bringing Partnership Home: A Model of Family Transformation, by Julie de Azevedo Hanks, Wasatch Family Therapy
The Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies

Caring Economy Fast Fact Sheet: Children: The Nation’s Best Investment

Caring Economy Fast Fact Sheet: Caring Policies Benefit Fathers

The Caring Family Policy Agenda

Parents These Days! by Alice Hanscam

Excerpts from Family Structure and Family Violence
by Laura Ann McClosky and Riane Eisler for Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict (2008).

The Ignored Issue That Can Get Progressives Elected
by Riane Eisler for AlterNet, September 13, 2007.

Valuing Fathers and Families
by Riane Eisler, June 17, 2007.

What’s a Mother's Worth
by Riane Eisler for AlterNet, May 11, 2007.

Spare the Rod: Challenging Traditions of Violence
by Riane Eisler in Yes Magazine, Winter 2005.

The American Family: Building a Foundation for Real Democracy and Freedom
by Riane Eisler, Frances Kissling, Center for American Progress, July 1, 2005.