Parenting

Net-Cetera-image-205x300 Net Cetera Online Resources [downloadable]

Net-Cetera-image-205x300A service provided by the Federal Trade Commission, the Net Cetera online toolkit offers free resources to teach people about kids’ online safety.

The Net Cetera Booklet is a guide for parents, teachers, and other adults who spend time with kids. Read more ›

NIH_NIDA_Master_Logo_2Color National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens, Teachers, and Parents [web resource]

NIH_NIDA_Master_Logo_2ColorThis website is a project of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This site is organized to help you find what you are looking for, whether you are a teen, middle or high school teacher, or parent. The purpose of this site is to facilitate learning about the effects of drug use on the brain, body, and lives of teens. Read more ›

students-with tablet Internet Safety Resource: NSTeens [web resource]

students-with tabletNetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. Read more ›

lda-logo-lg Learning Disabilities Association of America [web resource]

lda-logo-lgSince 1963, Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals with  information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a network of resources. Read more ›

Community Ed Session Growing Up Male: It’s Not Easy [presentation]

Which emotions do you associate with males that define masculinity? How well do you handle emotions such as sadness, frustration, vulnerability, shame, or fear?

This presentation discusses emotional development and the emotional development of boys and men. Learn about some of the myths regarding emotional development and how parents can help their sons to both express and manage emotions. Read more ›

Community Ed Session The Teenage Brain and Parenting with a Growth Mindset [presentation]

Project Cornerstone’s programs and services help individuals and communities build a web of support around young people so that they grow into healthy, caring and responsible adults.

Anne Ehresman, LCSW, Executive Director of Project Cornerstone presents this class in which she reviews adolescent brain development, Read more ›

parent-toolkit Tips for Parents on Social & Emotional Development [web resource]

parent-toolkitIt may be hard at this age to engage your child in a long discussion about emotions, but taking a couple of minutes a day to ask “What made you feel good today?” or “Did anything upset you today?” is a great way to show you care. Try to avoid questions that will get a “yes” or “no” answer to create more conversation.

Even if there isn’t always a discussion started, simply by providing daily interactions around your child’s emotions you’re creating an environment where your child knows he can talk to you. This will make him more likely to talk to you when he is ready to, or really needs to. Read more ›

child-and-book What Parents Can Do to Help Kids Who Struggle with Reading

One in five people have dyslexia, and it affects people who use both languages based on alphabets (such as English) or logographics (such as Mandarin, Korean, etc.), making it a worldwide issue. Despite its prevalence, though, dyslexia is often misunderstood by the people who have it, by the parents of kids who have it and by the teachers who teach those kids.

So what can parents do to help children with dyslexia? Read more ›

understood-300x95 Understood — a Web Resource for Learning and Attention Issues [web resource]

understood-300x95Welcome to Understood.org, an online resource dedicated to helping the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues. For the first time ever, 15 nonprofit organizations have joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues. Read more ›

Yale Center for Dyslexia The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity [web resource]

Yale Center for DyslexiaThe Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity conducts dyslexia research, and it is a leading source of advocacy and information to better the lives of people with dyslexia.

The resources are organized by audience and topic, with sections for students (and adults) with dyslexia, for parents of children with dyslexia, and for educators.

You may wish to start with a few of these… Read more ›