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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 ›

child reads NPR Series: Unlocking Dyslexia

child readsAs the most common learning disability in the U.S., dyslexia affects somewhere between 5 and 17 percent of the population. In a five-part special series, National Public Radio (NPR) explores dyslexia. Articles include a first-person account by an NPR reporter 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 ›

child-with tablet Children And Media – Tips For Parents

child-with tabletIn a world where children are “growing up digital,” it’s important to help them learn healthy concepts of digital use and citizenship. Parents play an important role in teaching these skills. Here are a few tips from the AAP to help parents manage the digital landscape they’re exploring with their children. Read more ›

child using tech Internet Safety Resource: NetSmartz Kids [web resource]

child using techNetSmartz 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.

Targeted for elementary-school-age students, Read more ›

browsing-15824_1280 Internet Safety and Online Privacy Concerns

Common Sense Media is a non-profit organization that helps families make smart media choices. Free resources include a library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music. Common Sense Media also provides research, tips, and tools to keep kids safe. Read more ›

Study Finds Social Skills Can Predict Future Success

A study finds that children who demonstrate more “pro-social” skills — those who share more and who are better listeners — are more likely to have jobs and stay out of trouble as young adults.

New research has tracked children from kindergarten into young adulthood, and it’s found that the most important predictors of long-term success are not intellectual skills but social and emotional ones. Read more ›

How to Raise an Adult Book: How to Raise an Adult

How to Raise an AdultIn her book How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success.

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EI - Emotional Intelligence Emotional Intelligence Apps and Games

common-sense-mediaGraphite™ is a free service from nonprofit Common Sense Education designed to help preK-12 educators discover, use, and share the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students. Though Graphite was designed and built with educators in mind, the site open to anyone. As a parent, Graphite can help you find the best tools to meet your child’s particular learning needs. Read more ›

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