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10 Ways to Motivate Your Child to Learn
Saturday, December 12, 2009

"If you want your child to be a stellar student, don't limit learning to the walls of his classroom. Although the skills he's learning there are crucial to his intellectual and social growth, your child needs your help to really "open up the world of ideas," according to child psychologist Robin Forman, PhD. His renewed joy in discovery will transfer to his schoolwork, so you'll boost his academic achievement, too! "

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20th Annual Partnership Attitude Tracking Study
Friday, February 27, 2009

The 20th Annual Partnership Attitude Tracking Study on Teen Drug Abuse.

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21st Century Cheating
Friday, February 29, 2008

This article, from Scholastic, discusses the ways kids cheat today and what parents can do to discourage their kids from cheating.

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25 Healthy Snacks for Kids
Tuesday, March 03, 2009

"When a snack attack strikes, refuel with these nutrition-packed snacks. Easy, tasty (and healthy) snacks."

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31 Ways to Get Your Baby to Go to Sleep and Stay Asleep
Friday, February 29, 2008

Includes a discussion of night time parenting decisions, conditioning baby to fall asleep, transitioning techniques, and stay asleep techniques.

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A Business Guide to Support Employee and Family Involvement in Education
Friday, February 29, 2008

This guide discusses the context for employee and family involvement in school age and teen education, practical steps to take to achieve results, and future local, regional, and national directions for success.

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A Call to Commitment: Fathers’ Involvement in Children’s Learning
Friday, February 29, 2008

Prepared by the National Center for Fathering, this 41 page guide discusses the context of the issue, strategies to improve fathers’ involvement in education, lists examples of model programs that engage fathers in childrens' learning, and includes additional resources. 

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A Guide for First Time Parents
Friday, February 29, 2008

A description of the basics in taking care of a newborn.

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A Guide To Reading Tips for Parents from the Department of Education
Monday, August 02, 2010

A Guide To Reading Tips for Parents from the Department of Education including links to Reading: Tips To Share with Parents, True or False: Part 1, What Parents Should Look for in a Good Early Reading Program,and much more.

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A Parent’s Guide to No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
Friday, February 29, 2008

From the US Department of Education, No Child Left Behind--Also available in Spanish.

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A Parent's Guide to the Teen Brain
Friday, February 27, 2009
  • “Who is this kid?”
  • “Why does my teen do that?”
  • ”What can I do?”

Through the use of video, interactive segments, scenario-based role-playing experiences, and practical advice from experts, A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain explores the science behind teenage brain development and how it shapes normal teenage attitude and behavior. Find tools and tips – all designed to help you connect with your teen. Gain insights into teen brain development and apply your new knowledge of normal teenage behavior to real life.

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A Parents’ Guide to Helping Kids with Learning Disabilities
Friday, February 29, 2008

From Schwab Learning--The site offers a number of topics to help parents of children with learning disabilities such as “Identifying Difficulties”, “Managing School and Learning”, and “Connecting with Others”.  With a comprehensive resource page, and publications including “Expert Answers” and tips.

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About Bullying
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

About Bullyng features interactive games and quizzes for children and teens.

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About Our Kids
Friday, February 29, 2008

From the New York University Study Center.  The website focuses on children’s mental health with featured articles like “Does My Child Worry Too Much?” and  “Early Child Development: The First Five Years.”

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Active or Aggressive Boys?
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Boys tend to be more active and more aggressive than girls.  This resource from PBS takes a look at boy agression, the role media has in boy violence, and what parents can do.

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ADHD.com
Friday, February 29, 2008

For parents and caregivers, “Equip yourself with important tips, facts, and education to provide your child with the support and care needed.”

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Advice about Parent Co-operative Preschools
Friday, February 29, 2008

From the Berkely Parents Network.  Featuring advice and information about parent co-op preschools in a Q&A format.

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Advocates for Youth
Friday, February 29, 2008

Advocates for Teen and Tween Parents’ Sex Ed Center. Includes “10 Tips for Talking about the Facts of Life”, growth and development information, and a “Favorite Features” section.

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After-School Programs - Keeping Children Safe and Smart
Friday, February 29, 2008

From the US Department of Education, with sections on the potential of after-school programs, components of exemplary after-school programs, examples of communities meeting the need for after-school activities, and after-school resources.

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After-school Programs for Teens
Tuesday, October 06, 2009

"Publicly funded after-school programs for high school students are one of the newest strategies in efforts to help prepare students for postsecondary education or the work force."

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Alberta Health Region’s Nutrition and Active Living
Monday, March 03, 2008

With an 80 page “Snacktivity Box” that provides activities to promote healthy eating and active living habits for young children, a school nutrition handbook, physical activity initiatives, and other health links and information lines.

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Alliance for Work-Life Progress
Friday, February 29, 2008

AWLP advances work-life effectiveness as a strategy for better integration of work, family and community. AWLP, an entity of World at Work, is a "national center of work-life expertise that defines and recognizes innovation and best practices, and provides thought leadership.”

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American Academy of Pediatrics
Friday, February 29, 2008

This site has a parenting corner with featured topics and parenting resources, hundreds of symptoms, treatment and prevention articles for everything from abuse to working parents, and safety tips to prevent injury and illness.

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American Academy of Pediatrics Health Topics-Toilet Training
Friday, February 29, 2008

Parenting help with information on bedwetting, toilet training readiness, soiling, and an inexpensive guide to toilet training. 

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American Academy of Pediatrics --Sleep Issues
Friday, February 29, 2008

Parenting help with information on bedtime activities, foods for sleep, sleep patterns, problems, schedules, and important information on SIDS.

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American Association of University Women
Friday, February 29, 2008

"Promoting education and equity for women and girls.”  Features community programs, research such as the “Girls in Education" series, fellowships, grants, awards, and an issues advocacy department.

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American Council on Exercise
Friday, February 29, 2008

This is the youth fitness homepage of the American Council on Exercise.  Features pre-school, children and teen fitness facts, a Q&A, exercise programs and other resources. 

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American Indian College Fund
Friday, March 12, 2010

The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships and other support for the American Indian students. The Fund disburses approximately 6,000 scholarships annually for American Indian students seeking to better their lives through higher education. The Fund also provides support for tribal college needs ranging from capital support to cultural preservation activities.

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American Library Association Book Media Awards
Friday, February 29, 2008

Visit the Book/Media Awards page for a huge list of recommended titles for kids, teens and adults.

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Americans for the Arts
Friday, February 29, 2008

“The goal of this campaign is to make sure that you—parents and concerned citizens—know that you are potentially the best and most powerful supporters of arts education. We have supplied you with information and resources on this website that help establish the place of the arts as both a full academic subject area and as uniquely empowering activities that carry over into other areas of life and study.”

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America's Best and Worst Restaurants for Kids
Friday, October 10, 2008

Learn which restaurants and kids menu items offer your child the best nutrition.  You might be surpised!  You can also find the link to purchase the bestselling book, Eat This, Not That! For Kids by David Zinczenko and David Goulding.

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America's Promise Parent Engagement Toolkit
Tuesday, October 06, 2009

"This toolkit also is a resource for Dropout Summit conveners and community leaders bringing the parent voice into the planning process and the development of local and state action plans addressing the dropout crisis."

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Angries Out
Friday, February 29, 2008

Anger Management tools for kids, parents, couples, and more.  Kid-friendly  videos and articles, and detailed information for parents.

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Animal Planet's Backyard Wildlife
Friday, February 29, 2008

We've got the tools for you to turn your outdoor space into an animal place.  The National Wildlife Federation will guide you through each step to make your own backyard habitat with this online planner.  Once you've created your wild space, you can have your back yard declared an official NWF wildlife habitat.

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Anxiety--Rachel's Story
Friday, February 29, 2008

From Teens Health, this article is targeted to teenagers.  A snapshot of what anxiety can look like.

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April 2009 Newsletter
Friday, May 01, 2009

April 2009 Newsletter

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April 2010 Newsletter
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

April 2010 Newsletter

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Are you prepared
Tuesday, December 08, 2009

This website provides you with detailed information about how to prepare your family and home for emergencies.

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Artists Helping Children
Friday, February 29, 2008

“Take advantage of the huge children’s arts resources pages of kids' coloring pages and coloring printouts, children’s free arts and crafts projects and ideas, paper folding projects and origami project ideas, kids' drawing lessons, articles for parents to involve their children in the arts, articles on how art heals and how to get children involved in community service, how to design and decorate your children's rooms, and much more.”

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Arts for Schools
Friday, February 29, 2008

"Inspiring tomorrow's audiences” with resources for schools, arts organizations, artists, and advisers and policymakers.

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Artsedge from the Department of Education
Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Artsedge from the Department of Education helps artists, teachers, and students find and share information , resources, and ideas that support the arts as a core subject area in the K-12 curriculum.

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ASPCA Animaland
Friday, February 29, 2008

The ASPCA's kids' site.  With tips for being responsible pet owners, a Pet of the Week, Spotlight, and News features.

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August 2009 Newsletter
Thursday, September 10, 2009

August 2009 Newsletter

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August 2010 Newsletter
Wednesday, September 01, 2010

August 2010 Newsletter

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Austism Recovery
Tuesday, October 06, 2009

"Ten percent of autistic children can actually recover from the disorder, according to research by University of Connecticut psychology professor Deborah Fein."

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Autism Speaks
Monday, October 05, 2009

Learn what autism is, as well as diagnosis, treatment, your child's rights, and autism and your family.

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
Monday, March 03, 2008

“In some unfortunate cases, infants and toddlers have experienced severe tooth decay that has resulted in dental restorations or extractions. The good news is that decay is preventable.”

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Baby Diaper Rash
Monday, October 06, 2008

How to treat your baby's diaper rash and when you should see the doctor.

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Baby Product Safety Alert
Monday, March 03, 2008

Includes vital information to prevent infant injury or death from strangulations and suffocations, scalds, falls, chokings, drownings, and poisonings related to common household products and furnishings.

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Baby Proofing
Monday, March 03, 2008

How to eliminate potential hazards, prepare your home to be safe for baby, and practice safety.  Includes crib safety checklist.

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Baby's First Ear Infection
Monday, March 03, 2008

Symptoms, causes, treatment, and background info about baby and infant ear aches and ear infections.

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Back to School Checklist
Monday, March 03, 2008

Questions and Tips for Parents, Schools and the Community. This guide is actually four checklists in one:  Academic Curriculum and Achievement, Helping Parents and Students, Teacher Training and Quality, and Measuring the Progress of Students with Disabilities.

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Back to School in Six Easy Steps
Monday, March 03, 2008

Six tips for easing the transition to a new class or school. 

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Basic Rules of Safety for Children
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Basic rules and tips you can your child should know to avoid sexual exploitation (rape or molestation.)

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Bay Mills Community College Head Start Resources
Monday, March 03, 2008

With a huge Head Start library featuring National Bulletins, training materials, training guides, support materials, reports, videotape companion guides, and other publications.

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Bedtime Battles
Monday, March 03, 2008

“Believe it or not, there are ways to tuck in a tired toddler without it turning into a power struggle.”

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Books for For Pre-school and Early Elementary School Children
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Books for Pre-school and Early Elementary School Children dealing with death

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Books For High School Students on Dealing With Death
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Books for high school students on dealing with death

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Books For Older Elementary and Middle School Childrenn
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Books for older elementary and middle school children dealing with death

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Books on Death For Middle School Children
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Books for Middle school childrern on dealing with death

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Born Learning
Monday, March 03, 2008

“Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that help parents, grandparents, and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.”  Also available in Spanish.

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Boy Basics 101
Monday, March 03, 2008

A survival guide for parenting male tweens. 

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Boys in School
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Learn how the typical classroom may not favor the way boys learn.

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Boys--The Search for Masculinity
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

This resource from PBS discusses takes a look at what it means to grow up masculine, the masculinity tests boys often face, how boys are often encouraged to hide the tender or emotional aspects of their personality and the many ways to be a man.

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Breastcancer.org Helps Young Girls Put Breast Cancer Fears Into Perspective
Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"In a recent Breastcancer.org survey of 2,500 girls ages 8-18, nearly 30% believed they might currently have breast cancer...To deflate unrealistic fears, young girls living in the breast-cancer-awareness era need accurate information and reassurance."  With a video, school assembly program, and links to Dr. Weiss's book Taking Care of  Your "Girls".

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Breastfeeding and Returning to Work
Monday, March 03, 2008

From FamilyDoctor.org, learn how you can still breastfeed your baby after returning to work.

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Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

"Considerable advances have occurred in recent years in the scientific knowledge of the benefits of breastfeeding, the mechanisms underlying these benefits, and in the clinical management of breastfeeding. This policy statement on breastfeeding replaces the 1997 policy statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics and reflects this newer knowledge and the supporting publications. The benefits of breastfeeding for the infant, the mother, and the community are summarized, and recommendations to guide the pediatrician and other health care professionals in assisting mothers in the initiation and maintenance of breastfeeding for healthy term infants and high-risk infants are presented."

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Breastfeeding Versus Formula Feeding
Monday, March 03, 2008

Includes the advantages and challenges of breastfeeding and formula feeding, recommendations from leading health organizations, and more.  Also available in Spanish.

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Breastfeeding vs. Bottle feeding
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

"There are advantages and disadvantages to both breastfeeding and bottle-feeding. Ultimately the decision should be made by the parents. The following table outlines several of the issues that need to be considered when making the decision on whether to breastfeed, bottle-feed, or a combination of the two."

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Breast-feeding vs. formula: What's right for your baby?
Tuesday, December 08, 2009

You know the benefits of breast-feeding. Still, a decision to use infant formula — alone or in combination with breast-feeding — shouldn't lead to guilt. Here's insight from a Mayo Clinic specialist.

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Bullying Fact Sheet from the AACAP
Monday, March 03, 2008

Bullying is a common experience for many children and adolescents.  Surveys indicate that as many as half of all children are bullied at some time during their school years, and at least 10% are bullied on a regular basis.

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Car Safety Seats--A Guide for Families 2008
Monday, March 03, 2008

From the American Academy of Pediatricians, this comprehensive car seat guide includes tips for choosing the best seat for your child, safety rules, details on each of the car seat types and their use, how to properly install a car seat, a Q&A section, and brand and model information listings.

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Catalyst Information Center
Monday, March 03, 2008

With links to resource organizations for careers and job hunting, mentoring and networking, scholarships and grants, entrepreneur resources, and more for parents seeking alternative work arrangements such as job sharing, telecommuting, flex-time, and home-based businesses.

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Center for Adolescent and Family Studies
Monday, March 03, 2008

Indiana University’s online directory with links to information on conflict and violence, mental health issues, health and safety, a teens only page, publications, and additional resources.

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Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Developmental Milestones
Wednesday, September 01, 2010

"Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye bye" are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (crawling, walking, etc.)."

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Center for Ecoliteracy--Rethinking School Lunch
Monday, March 03, 2008

"Rethinking School Lunch builds on the premise that hands-on experience growing and preparing food is a powerful way for children to discover that healthy food tastes good, and to learn about the cycles, seasons, other processes of nature, and the relationship between the health of natural and social systems."

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Center for Media Literacy
Monday, March 03, 2008

Information about choosing quality TV programming and movies.  Features a resource catalog, reading room, media and values department, professional development area, and information about media related issues from advertising and commercialism to visual literacy. Also available in Spanish.

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Center for the Prevention of School Violence
Monday, March 03, 2008

Features a “floor plan” with rooms representing links to information.  Go to the library for a comprehensive list of resources about the prevention of school violence, or try the auditorium where you can watch videos, view plays, or listen to speakers.  The Parenting Resources section is a great stop for parents.

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CHADD Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Monday, May 12, 2008

"In addition to our informative Web site, CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with AD/HD. These materials include Attention! magazine, the CHADD Information and Resource Guide to AD/HD, News From CHADD, a free electronically mailed current events newsletter, as well as other publications of specific interest to educators, professionals and parents."

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Character Education
Monday, March 03, 2008

“This section contains articles and resources about character education that are designed for parents and other community members. These are provided as a community service by CharacterEd.Net”

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Checklist for an Effective Parent-School Partnership
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

One way to start improving your school's parent-school partnerships is by assessing present practices and establishing standards for parent involvement. The following questions can help you evaluate how well your school is reaching out to parents.

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Checklist for Test Anxiety
Monday, March 03, 2008

From How-to-Study.com, this resource includes a checklist for identifying test anxiety, and tips on what you can do to relax for that next test.

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Chess for Success
Monday, March 28, 2011

Research has shown that kids that play chess have higher math scores and increased verbal intelligence/cognition. Learn how to start a chess club at your school and get kids and parents involved.

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Child Behavior: What Parents Can Do to Change Their Child's Behavior
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

How to encourage positive behavior, tips for using "time out" and stopping misbehavior.

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Child Welfare Information on Adoption
Monday, February 02, 2009

"Resources on all aspects of domestic and intercountry adoption, including adoption from foster care. Includes information for prospective and adoptive parents; information about searching for birth relatives; and resources for professionals on recruiting adoptive families, preparing children and youth, supporting birth parents, and providing postadoption services."

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Children Who Bully
Monday, March 03, 2008

From the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Service Administration, this guide lists the characteristics of children who bully and helps parents deal with a child who bullies.

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Circumcision
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Whether you're expecting a baby boy or have just welcomed your new little guy into the world, you have an important decision to make before you take your son home: whether to circumcise him.

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Circumcision for baby boys: Weighing the pros and cons
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

For some parents, circumcision is a religious ritual. It can also be a matter of family tradition, personal hygiene or preventive health care. For others, however, the procedure seems unnecessary or disfiguring.

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Circumcision: Medical Pros and Cons
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The issue of circumcision is as controversial as it ever has been. There are well-known religious, social, and medical reasons to recommend circumcision; however, most major medical societies have taken an "impartial" view of the procedure, neither recommending nor renouncing the practice.

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Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting
Monday, March 03, 2008

“The Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting (CEEP) is part of the Early Childhood and Parenting (ECAP) Collaborative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. CEEP provides publications and information to the worldwide early childhood and parenting communities.”  With popular topics, publications and videos, a fee-based question and answer service, and the ECRP journal.

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Cloth Versus Disposable Diapers
Monday, March 03, 2008

This discussion of which is best takes into consideration skin and health concerns, cost, the environment, and convenience. 

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Coalition for Quality Children's Media
Monday, March 03, 2008

This website offers information on family film festivals and movies.  Parents can train to be a CACM Juror and watch and rate movies for the coalition.  Jurors keep the movies they rate.

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Colds
Monday, October 06, 2008

Cold symptoms in babies, when to call the doctor, and common treatments.

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College Summit
Friday, March 12, 2010

College Summit is a national nonprofit organization that partners with schools and districts to strengthen college-going culture and increase college enrollment rates, so that all students graduate career and college-ready.

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Collegeboard.com
Monday, March 03, 2008

Information for students, parents, and educators about the SAT and other college board tests, how to plan for college, find and apply for college, and how to pay for college. The site also includes a link to information in Spanish.

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Comcast Parental Controls
Monday, March 03, 2008

Specific parental control information for Comcast customers, and useful links to non-profit parental controls organizations.

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Commonsense Media
Monday, March 03, 2008

Provides family-style reviews for movies, books, games, music, TV, and web sites.  Features “Top Picks.”  Sorted by genre and age category.  Also offers a newsletter, blog, resources, and a “Take Action” department.

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Commonsense Media's Website Reviews
Tuesday, September 09, 2008

This website reviews common website kids visit and gives ratings based on age.

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Contacts Toll-Free Numbers and Hotlines from the Department of Education
Monday, August 02, 2010

Toll-Free Numbers and Hotlines from the Department of Education including recources for General Information, Financial Aid Information, Publications and much more.

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Cooperative Children’s Book Center
Monday, March 03, 2008

From the University of Wisconsin Madison’s School of Education.  Features author and illustrator links, a comprehensive listing of books for children and young adults, and an Intellectual Freedom department.

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Coping With Sleepless Nights
Monday, March 03, 2008

Advice for parents on coping with sleep deprivation and dealing with sleepless nights with your new baby.

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Corporate Angel Network
Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Cancer patients fly free in the empty seats on corporate jets.

A national public charity whose only mission is to arrange free travel to treatment for cancer patients using empty seats on corporate and fractional ownership flights. It’s a simple process and hassle-free.

www.CorpAngelNetwork.org.  (866) 328-1313

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Cures for the First Day Jitters
Monday, March 03, 2008

10 tips for an easy transition back to school.

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Day Care: Choosing a Good Center
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Whether you are considering a commercial day care center or one in someone's home, you should check it out carefully. Ask questions of the staff. Talk to parents of other children at the day care center. Look over the center carefully. This handout gives you a list of questions to get started.

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Dealing With Death
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"The death of a loved one is never easy, but it can be especially hard for your child to lose a close friend or a family member. Even the death of the family pet-which is often the first time a child has to deal with death-can be a confusing and scary experience for a child."

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December 2009 Newsletter
Monday, January 04, 2010

December 2009  Newsletter

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December 2010 Newsletter
Friday, December 31, 2010

December 2010 Newsletter

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Deciding to Work After Baby is Born
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

This article discusses the issues most parents face when deciding whether or not to go back to work after baby is born: money, priorities, emotional issues, trust, shared responsibilities, career goals, and employer flexibility.

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Depression During and After Pregnancy
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

What perinatal depression is, its causes, symptoms, treatment, and other recommendations and links. Also includes a link to information in Spanish.

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Diaper Rash
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Includes the causes and types of diaper rash, treatment, prevention, and when to call a doctor.

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Diapering Your Baby
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

What you need to have on hand and ready, how to wipe the baby, separate instructions for diapering with cloth or disposable diapers, and preventing diaper rash.  Also available in Spanish.

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Diarrhea
Monday, October 06, 2008

Find out how to tell whether your baby has diarrhea, why it may be happening, and what you can do about it.

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Disaster Preparedness from the AAP
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

With a family readiness kit, tip sheets for parents, 4 step family disaster action plan, and more.

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Disciplining Your Child
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Discipline tips by age.

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Discount School Supply
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

“Discount School Supply offers the lowest prices guaranteed on quality products and supplies for early childhood educators, caregivers and parents of young children. Select from Arts & Crafts, Active Play, Curriculum Resources, Dramatic Play, Manipulatives, Learning Center Equipment and Furniture and Special Offers.”

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Disposable diapers
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"You'll change thousands of diapers by the time your child is 2 to 3 years old and ready for the potty. Fortunately, diaper quality is better than ever, which makes the task easier. Your first major decision in the diaper department will be between the cloth or disposable kind (see our report on cloth diapers). Both kinds have their benefits and drawbacks. On the one hand, disposable diapers are undeniably convenient, but they're also costly: You can expect to spend $1,500 to $2,000 or more on disposables by the time your baby is out of them."

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Do Something
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

A website for youth in search of a cause.  Features “Hot Projects,” a celebrity page showcasing the celebs that have worked with the organization, a “Speak Out” option, and links to volunteer organizations in your area.

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Drugs, Brains, and Behavior
Sunday, March 09, 2008

In this .pdf document, learn how scientific understanding of drug abuse is leading to "effective prevention and treatment approaches that reduce the toll drug abuse takes on individuals, families, and communities."  Includes "Preventing Drug Abuse: The Best Strategy" and much more.

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Dysgraphia: A Quick Look
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

With an introduction and warning signs by age.  Dysgraphia interferes with written expression.  From the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

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Dyslexia: A Quick Look
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

With an introduction and warning signs by age.  Dyslexia causes difficulty with reading, writing, and spelling.  From the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

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Dyspraxia: A Quick Look
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

With an introduction and warning signs by age.  Dyspraxia interferes with motor skills development.  From the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

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Eating Disorders: What Families Need to Know
Saturday, December 12, 2009

"What do I need to know about eating disorders?"

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Edible School Yard
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The Edible Schoolyard, in collaboration with Martin Luther King Junior Middle School, provides urban public school students with a one-acre organic garden and a kitchen classroom.

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Education for Homeless Children and Youths Grants for State and Local Activities from the Department of Education
Monday, August 02, 2010

Education for Homeless Children and Youths Grants for State and Local Activities from the Department of Education including links to Program Description, Types of Projects,and Additional Information.

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Education.com
Monday, August 02, 2010

Education.com has information and resources on Tips to Keep Learning Hot This Summer, Bullying at School and Online, Our Essential Gift Guide,and Recent Questions.

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Educational Development Center (EDC)
Wednesday, June 02, 2010

"EDC is a global nonprofit organization that designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. Working with public-sector and private partners, we harness the power of people and systems to improve education, health promotion and care, workforce preparation, communications technologies, and civic engagement.

EDC conducts 350 projects in 35 countries around the world.

Our services include research, training, educational materials and strategy, with activities ranging from seed projects to large-scale national and international initiatives. EDC enjoys a worldwide reputation for its excellence in program and fiscal management and for the impact of its work."

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Edutopia Home to School Guide
Wednesday, November 03, 2010

"This practical guide shares tips, tools, and strategies to strengthen the bonds between schools, families, and communities. Many suggestions have come from Edutopia community members who have contributed a host of good ideas in blogs and online discussion groups (edutopia.org/groups). We’ve included a wide range of suggestions that should appeal to parents, teachers, administrators, and other community members who care about improving education."

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Emergency Preparedness from FEMA
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Tips for preparing for hazards and protecting your family and property.  Look for the link to information in Spanish.

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Empowering Girls--Media Literacy Resources
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Links to organizations that empower girls and teach them how to be critical of the sexualizing messages they hear in the media.

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EnableMart Assistive Technology
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Adult, teen, children and infant assistive technology and games for hearing, vision, mobility, communication, and learning disabilities.  Low price guarantee.

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Entertainment Software Rating Board
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Includes a Games Rating and Descriptor Guide, and a resources page with tips and additional parenting resources. 

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Even Hockey Players Read-Boys, Literacy, and Learning
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Booth, David.  Pembroke, 2002.  Available for free download.

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ExploraVision
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Designed for K–12 students of all interest, skill and ability levels, ExploraVision encourages kids to create and explore a vision of future technology by combining their imaginations with the tools of science. All inventions and innovations result from creative thinking and problem solving.

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Facts and Terms Every Parent Should Know About NCLB
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Essential information about the No Child Left Behind act.

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Families and Work Institute
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

A non-profit, non-partisan research organization that studies the changing workforce, the changing workplace, the changing family and the changing community.  With informative and useful publications like “Making Work "Work": New Ideas from the Winners of the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility”, and “The Economic Benefits of High-Quality Early Childhood Programs: What Makes the Difference?”

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Family Education Homeschooling
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

How to homeschool, subject toolkits, making the decision to homeschool, making homeschool connections, and books and materials from Pearson Learning Group.

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Family Guide-Start Talking Before they Start Drinking
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Featuring videos, audio stories, comprehensive sections such as “What to Know,” and “What to Say,” setting rules, and tons of other useful information.  From the US Department of Health and Human Services SAMHSA.

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Family Style
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A film guide website with recommended films for families, detailed reviews of movies currently in theaters, and movies recently released on video.  Charts violence, sex, nudity, profanity, and drugs/alcohol and goes into detail about what you can expect to see. 

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Family--It's All About Time
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Understand why family time is important, the barriers many families face in spending time together, and how to set family goals.

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Family-Schools.org
Thursday, October 07, 2010

"When the school functions as a community rather than in a community, its constituents associate with one another and share common values about the education of children. Those children become our children, and parents are full partners in the education of their children and each other's children. Teachers are professionals integrated into the web of community and buoyed by common purpose."

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FAPE Helping Parents and Advocates Improve Educational Results for Children with Disabilities
Monday, August 02, 2010

FAPE: Helping Parents and Advocates Improve Educational Results for Children with Disabilities including links to, Early Childhood ARRA Resources, New Online Disability Nondiscrimination Law Advisory,and Publications.

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Farm to School
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

"Farm to School programs are popping up all over the U.S. These programs connect schools with local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing health and nutrition education opportunities that will last a lifetime, and supporting local small farmers."

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Fatherhood.org
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) was founded in 1994 to stimulate a society-wide movement to confront the growing problem of father absence, and is dedicated to improving the well-being of children by increasing the number of children growing up with involved, committed and responsible fathers in their lives.”  Resources, events, and features such as the “Dads Club,” “Dad e-mail,” newsletters, “10 Ways to be a Better Dad,” and a fathering skills resource from the NFL bookstore. 

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February 2009 Newsletter
Friday, April 03, 2009

February 2009 Newsletter

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February 2010 Newsletter
Wednesday, March 03, 2010

February 2010 Newsletter

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Federal Citizen Information Center
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Funded by the US General Services Administration, this site offers free publications on everything from “How to Maintain Your Tires” to “Caring for a Loved One.”. A huge, comprehensive resource for free publications.  Try searching for “school,”  “math,”  “homework,”  “pediatrician” or any other applicable topic.

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Federal Resources for Education Excellence
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Teaching and Learning resources from federal agencies.  With science experiments, activities, and visualizations, simulations of key math concepts, online challenges for students, activities for families, language arts resources, and themed history activities.

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Federal Technical Assistance for Early Learning from the Department of Education
Monday, August 02, 2010

Federal Technical Assistance for Early Learning from the Department of Education including recources for Selected Technical Assistance Resources, Longitudinal Studies, Research Studies and much more.

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Federation for Children with Special Needs
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The Federation is a center for parents and parent organizations to work together on behalf of children with special needs and their families.

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Fever
Monday, October 06, 2008

How to tell if your baby has a fever, when to call the doctor, fever reducing medicines, and more.

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FightCrime.org
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

“Fight Crime: Invest in Kids…America must cut the pipeline that funnels young people into lives of crime and violence. We take a hard-nosed look at research on what keeps kids from becoming criminals and put that information in the hands of policy-makers and the public.”

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Figure This
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Math challenges for families, in both English and Spanish.

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Financial Aid for Private Elementary and Secondary Schools
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

This article from FinAid.com, features information on scholarship programs, tuition payment plans, education loans, and alternatives to education loans and payment plans for private elementary and secondary schools.

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Financing a Private School Education
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

A description of the three main types of financial aid available for private school students.  From the National Association of Independent Schools.

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Finding and Selecting Good Child Care: A Guide for Parents Returning to Work
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

A big question for anyone going back to work is, "Who will take care of my children?" Finding good child care takes time and thought. Parents need to think about the types of child care programs, what good child care is and which arrangement best meets their needs.

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FireWorks
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

An on-line short course on anger in parent-child relationships from Kansas State University. 

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Five Steps to Choosing Quality Child Care
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

From the National Association of Childcare Resource and Referral Agencies.  This website also includes a child care connector, and extensive information about choosing a child care provider, licensing and accreditation, and other helpful tools and resources. Also available in Spanish.

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Five Ways to Save Money on School Supplies
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

School Help: How to save on school supplies and what’s a good idea to splurge on.

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For Kids' Sake Think Toy Safety
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A guide to choosing, buying and maintaining toys for children and infants. Includes information on toy labeling and the Child Safety Protection Act.

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Formula Feeding Basics
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

From Family Education.  Why use formula, the differences in formulas, what’s healthy and not healthy, and how to choose the best formula for your baby.

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Fostering Motivation in Kids With Learning and Attention Problems
Saturday, December 12, 2009

"Learn how to help kids sustain the joy of learning for its own sake in the face of their struggles and frustrations."

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Fun Family Education
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

“At Fun.FamilyEducation.com, you can play games with your kids in our Family Entertainment Center, find arts and crafts projects and after-school activities, and explore ideas, decorations, and homemade gifts for the holidays. Don't miss our game and toy recommendations, and our movies database!”

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Future Educators Association
Sunday, November 22, 2009

"Future Educators Association (FEA), is a professional organization that suports more than 20,000 students who are interested in education-related careers.  Through FEA, these students get a realistic vision of what it means to be a teacher.  The FEA program provides members with:

  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Hands-on career exploration activities
  • Unparalleled professional learning opportunities at the annual national conference
  • A connection with peers worldwide through FEAConnect, and online community just for FEA members."
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General Internet Safety Tips for Families
Tuesday, September 09, 2008

This articles teaches families the risks involved in using the internet such as unknowingly downloading virus attacks and having unwanted or inappropriate contact with others; and also discusses ways to be prepared for what may reach kids via the internet.

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Get Ready to Read
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The site offers “exciting and friendly ways to make helping children develop vital early literacy skills easier than ever,” with separate pages for parents, educators, and health care professionals.  The parent page offers screening tools, literacy checklists, activities and much more. Also available in Spanish.

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Getting Back In Shape After Baby is Born
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

This article, from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, provides information about how to safely begin an exercise program after baby is born.

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Girl Start
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

“Empowering girls in math, science, and technology.” Features include news and events, programs, volunteer opportunities, and an activities section just for girls.

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Girls and Boys Town
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Girls and Boys Town, the original Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, is a leader in the treatment and care of abused, abandoned and neglected girls and boys. Throughout its nearly 90-year history, the nonprofit, nonsectarian organization has provided these children with a safe, caring, loving environment where they gain confidence to get better and learn skills to become productive citizens.

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Girls Go Tech
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

A Girl Scout website, Girls Go Tech features science games, technological career exploration, links to other interesting websites, a video competition, and a booklet with tips for parents.

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Girls Inc
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

“Encouraging All Girls to Be Strong, Smart, and Bold…”  With articles for girls such as “Design Your Future,” “Build Your Spirit,” “Examine, Experiment, Explore” and more.  Features inspirational women role models and a girls’ Bill of Rights.

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Go Abroad.com's Study Abroad Guide
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Understand the opportunities studying abroad offers, learn how to find financial aid, how to find a program and more.

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GORP Family Activities
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Great resources for planning family vacations, hiking trips, and campouts.

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GoVeg.com
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Learn how becoming a vegetarian helps your health, the environment, and animal cruelty.  Get tips for going vegetarian, recipes, and more.

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Growing Up Together: Understanding Kids with Autism
Thursday, November 04, 2010

This booklet is about people you may meet who have autism and how you can be their friend.

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Hand in Hand Parent Podcasts
Tuesday, January 27, 2009

HandInHand.org offers free parenting podcasts on topics such as bonding with your new baby, support for new dads, recovering from a difficult birth, and helping your baby with colic.  The site also has a number of parenting articles that focus on developing a stronger emotional connection with you child and developing a better family life as a result.

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Healthy Schools Healthy Youth
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Includes a “Summary of Adolescent and School Health Tools,” health topics like asthma, skin cancer, and sexually transmitted diseases, publications, statistics, articles, and more.

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Healthy Start, Grow Smart Series
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Developed by the US Departments of Agriculture, Education, and Health and Human Services, these twelve booklets walk you through baby’s first year of life.  They include feeding tips, checkup information, stages of development, ways you can keep baby safe, and much more.  Also available in Spanish.

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Hearthsong
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

This site sells educational games, toys, and puzzles as well as craft, science, art, and music kits.

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Helpguide's Eating Disorders Symptoms and Treatments
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Understand the types of eating disorders and their warning signs.

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Helping Children Cope With Loss, Death, and Grief Tips for Teachers and Parents
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"Schools and communities around the country will be impacted by the loss of life associated with the war in Iraq. The effects may be significant for some people because of their emotional closeness to the war and/or their concern over terrorism. How school personnel handle the resulting distress can help shape the immediate and longer-term grieving process for students, staff, and families. Children, in particular, will need the love and support of their teachers and parents to cope with their loss and reach constructive grief resolution."

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Helping Kids Cope With The Loss Of A Parent
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"For kids, how they perceive death depends on their age and cognitive development. Preschool aged kids believe death is temporary. Five to nine year olds start to realize that death is irreversible and that all living things die, but think that they are somehow immune to it. Preteens, however, fully comprehend death. "Between 9 and 12, children understand that death is inevitable and affects everyone," explains Dr. Jessica Lippman, author of Helping Children Cope With the Death of a Parent."

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Helping Kids Cope With The Loss Of A Parent
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"For kids, how they perceive death depends on their age and cognitive development. Preschool aged kids believe death is temporary. Five to nine year olds start to realize that death is irreversible and that all living things die, but think that they are somehow immune to it. Preteens, however, fully comprehend death. "Between 9 and 12, children understand that death is inevitable and affects everyone," explains Dr. Jessica Lippman, author of Helping Children Cope With the Death of a Parent."

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Helping Tweens Cope With the Death of Parent
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"The deep grief of losing a beloved parent is difficult at any age, but it can be especially traumatic for tweens, whose personal identities are just beginning form, and who -- even if they deny it -- still desperately need their moms and dads."

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Helping Your Child Deal With Death
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"How much kids can understand about death depends largely on their age, life experiences, and personality. But there are a few important points to remember in all cases."

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Helping Your Child Learn History from the Department of Education
Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Helping Your Child Learn History from the Department of Education includes links to offers activities parents can use to help young children (preschool through Grade 5) learn about history. It includes suggestions about how parents can work with teachers and schools to help children succeed in school.

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Helping Your Child Series
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

From the U.S. Department of Education Office of Communications and Outreach, these comprehensive guides provide learning activities for parents to do with their children, tips for success, other ways to help, typical child development, and additional resources. Also available in Spanish.

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Helping Your Preschool Child from the Department of Education
Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Helping Your Preschool Child from the Department of Education including resources and offers fun activities for parents to use during everyday routines to help babies, toddlers, and preschoolers develop skills needed for success in school and life. The booklet also describes behaviors and changes parents can expect to see during these three developmental stages.

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Higher Education For A Highly Competitive World
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Statistics regarding the increasingly competitive global economy, where the US fits in, and information about the Commission on the Future of Higher Education and its designated tasks.

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Homework Checklist for Parents
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The history of homework, how much is enough, how parents can help, and general tips are included in this 10 page guide from the US Department of Education. Also available in Spanish.

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How to find good daycare
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Approach your daycare search as you would a job hunt. Be thorough, do your homework, and start your quest early — six months before you'll need it isn't too soon, especially if you live in a large city where daycare slots fill up faster than subway cars during rush hour. Once you find a promising daycare center or home daycare, you'll need to take a few steps to make sure it's one you want to stick with. We've outlined the process for you below.

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How to Motivate Children
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

This website gives great ideas on how to modivate children.

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How to motivate your child for middle school
Saturday, December 12, 2009

"Get your preteens organized for academic achievement!"

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How to Prepare for a Family Emergency Evacuation
Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Even on vacation you need to be prepared for an emergency. This web site will help you know what you need to do, and have, to be prepared for an emergency when on vacation.

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I Promise Program
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Helps you and your teenager develop a safe driving contract.  Also offers reports, news articles, and downloadable videos for teens and parents to watch together.

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Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource for School and Home from the Department of Education
Monday, August 02, 2010

Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource for School and Home from the Department of Education including resources on, Educational Evaluation, Behavioral Approaches, Helpful Hints and much more.

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Improving Memory
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Strategies for improving your child’s memory.  Includes a 10 question quiz to help you learn what type of learning style works best for your child. 

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Influence of Media Violence on Children
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

According to the AAP statement, exposure to and the influence of media violence directly correlates to violent behavior. 

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Information For Students About Academic Competitiveness and National SMART Grants
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Eligibility and requirements for the Academic Competitiveness grants and National Science and Mathematics Access To Retain Talent grant from the US Department of Education.

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Intelihealth
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

A one stop resource for health information.  The site is divided into four main areas:  Diseases and Conditions, Healthy Lifestyle, Your Health, and Look it Up. With information for men, women, children, and the aged; also features dental information, an “Ask the Expert" area, and interactive tools such as the exciting “A Look at Your Colon,” a “Ball Park Chow” game, and a depression self-assessment.  Featuring Harvard Medical School's consumer health information.

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Interactions that Promote Socialization
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

A comprehensive article on the kind of interaction that promotes healthy socialization in children, from Child Education.

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Interactive Childhood Immunization Scheduler
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

CDC’s National Immunization Project—“Interactive Childhood Immunization Scheduler.”  Includes useful links for more information. 

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International Reading Association Parent Resources
Thursday, October 07, 2010

IRA resources are available to help parents as they take on their critical role as their children’s first and most important teachers. Resources include Getting Your Child To Read, Supporting Your Beginning Reader, What Kids Really Want To Read, and Storytelling: When? Why? How!

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Internet Addiction
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Information about internet addiction: warning signs, who is likely to develop an addiction, prevention and treatment, pornography on the internet, and safety guidelines.

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Introducing Solid Food
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Learn when to introduce solid foods, why feeding baby solids too early can be harmful, and how to prepare food for baby as they grow.

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Introducing Your Pet and New Baby
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Tips to ensure that pregnant mom and new baby interactions with the family pets will be safe and healthy for everyone. 

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Is Baby Sick or Teething?
Monday, October 06, 2008

Find out if baby is actually sick or just teething, learn when and how babies teeth, and the common symptoms of teething.

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Is Your Child at Risk of an Eating Disorder?
Saturday, December 12, 2009

"Teens and tweens develop eating disorders for reasons from personality to genes. Learn the common triggers and if your child is at risk. "

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Is Your Child at Risk of an Eating Disorder?
Saturday, December 12, 2009

"Teens and tweens develop eating disorders for reasons from personality to genes. Learn the common triggers and if your child is at risk. "

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January 2009 Newsletter
Tuesday, February 03, 2009

 

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January 2010 Newsletter
Monday, April 25, 2011

January newsletter filled with Tips for Parents.

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January 2010 Newsletter
Wednesday, February 03, 2010

January 2010 Newsletter

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July 2009 Newsletter
Friday, August 14, 2009

July 2009 Newsletter

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July 2010 Newsletter
Friday, August 06, 2010

July 2010 Newsletter

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June 2009 Newsletter
Saturday, July 04, 2009

June 2009 Newsletter

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June 2010 Newsletter
Thursday, July 08, 2010

June 2010 Newsletter

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Keep Arts in Schools
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Details programs that are working to keep the arts in schools, presents research, lists resources, and has a great “Get Involved” page.  Sponsored by the Ford Foundation.

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Keep Schools Safe
Thursday, March 06, 2008

A “School Violence Prevention, Safety and Security Resource.” The Parents’ page “covers how to improve the general safety of schools, dealing with natural disasters, and gang violence.” Also includes useful information for schools and students and features a Safety and Security Directory with “hundreds of links to sites dealing with school violence and safety, plus a buyers’ guide for security products.” 

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Kidpower
Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Kidpower is a nonprofit educational organization that offers positive and practical workshops, training, and resources to help people of all ages and abilities learn personal safety skills and build self-confidence.

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Kids and The Law: An A-to-Z Guide for Parents
Monday, September 08, 2008

With information about laws pertaining to Caifornia kids on these topics: gangs, school rules, parents' rights, smoking, graffiti, working, driving, fighting, alcohol, age of majority, truancy and more.  Funded by the California Bar.

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Kids Growth--Head Banging
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Up to the age of four, it is common for children, especially boys, to bang their heads on the floor or other stationary objects during temper tantrums, or rhythmically when they’re hurt, frustrated, or even overtired.

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Kids Health for Kids: Cheating
Thursday, March 06, 2008

An article for kids including the who, what, and why of cheating and its consequences.

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Kids' Health from the Nemours Foundation
Thursday, March 06, 2008

With three separate sites.  The parent site offers “Practical parenting, information, and news,” the kids’ site features “Homework help and how the body works,” and the teen site details “Answers, advice, and straight talk” about teen health issues.  Also available in Spanish.

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Kids.gov
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Find links to government and other kids' sites -- grouped by age and subject:  math, money, science, computers, art, careers and more.

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La Leche League
Thursday, March 06, 2008

The most comprehensive information about breastfeeding anywhere.  Also available in Spanish. 

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LEARNING TO LIVE THROUGH LOSS: HELPING CHILDREN UNDERSTAND DEATH
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"Perhaps a child you know is facing the death of a loved one. Adults often fear that children are too fragile to face the reality of death. Actually, most children are emotionally strong and want to know about death. The truth helps them understand what is real, and what is imaginary. Just like adults, children need to be able to feel pain, mourn, and grow."

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Leaving Children Unattended in Vehicles
Thursday, March 06, 2008

The dangers of leaving a child unattended in a car, even for a quick errand, and how kids playing in cars often become trapped, trap others, or set the car in motion.

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Let's Move
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Let's Move! has an ambitious but important goal: to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation. 

Let’s Move will give parents the support they need, provide healthier food in schools, help our kids to be more physically active, and make healthy, affordable food available in every part of our country.

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Links for Parent Involvement from the Department of Education
Monday, August 02, 2010

Links for Parent Involvement from the Department of Education, I Am Your Child, Parents As Teachers, Kidsource and much more.

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LiteracyCenter.net
Thursday, March 06, 2008

The LiteracyCenter.net serves as many as 1.7 million free literacy lessons a day to children in more than a 160 countries with safe learning activities for parents and teachers to share with young children. All online lessons are free of advertising and free of charge.  Also available in Spanish, German, and French. 

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Living with autism: A beach, a boy, a fleeting moment of joy
Thursday, April 14, 2011

"I think that for so many people in so many of life's situations, it's the few precious moments of joy that help us through the challenges. It's facing something terrifying, daunting and tough that does indeed make the great things seem even more so."

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Making the Most of Your Parent-Teacher Conference
Saturday, December 12, 2009

"You may have met with your child's teacher when the school year began. By the time the conference rolls around, several weeks will have passed; this means you, your child, and his teacher should all have a better sense of your child's struggles and strengths. How can you organize your comments and concerns? Here are factors to consider"

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March 2010 Newsletter
Wednesday, April 07, 2010

March 2010 Newsletter

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March of Dimes Developmental Milestones for Babies
Wednesday, September 01, 2010

“No two babies are exactly alike. Your baby will develop at her own pace. Most babies reach certain milestones at similar ages. However, it's not unusual for a healthy, “normal” baby to fall behind in some areas or race ahead in others.”

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Math Moves U
Thursday, March 06, 2008

A super cool site with ideas and games designed to make math fun.  A recent survey found that "84% of kids 10-13 would rather clean their rooms, eat vegetables, or go to the dentist than do their math homework."

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Math Now: Advancing Math Education in Elementary and Middle School
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Statistics and imperatives for advancing math education; from the US Department of Education.

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May 2009 Newsletter
Tuesday, June 09, 2009

May 2009 Newsletter

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May 2010 Newsletter
Saturday, June 05, 2010

May 2010 Newsletter

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Mayo Clinic’s Infant Development: Birth to 3 Months
Wednesday, September 01, 2010

“Infant development begins at birth. Consider major infant development milestones from birth to 3 months — and know what to do when something's not right.”

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Mayo Clinic’s Infant Development: What Happens from 4 to 6 Months?
Wednesday, September 01, 2010

“From ages 4 to 6 months, your baby becomes more aware of his or her surroundings. Infant development milestones include rolling over, clapping hands and babbling.”

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Media Family
Thursday, March 06, 2008

With tips and facts about children and media violence, the effects of video game playing on children, and computer and video game addiction.

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Medline Plus's Smoking and Youth
Friday, January 29, 2010

Nearly a quarter of high school students in the U.S. smoke cigarettes. Another 8% use smokeless tobacco. Smoking has many health risks for everyone. However, the younger you are when you start smoking, the more problems it can cause. For example:

  • People who start smoking before the age of 21 have the hardest time quitting.
  • About 30% of youth smokers will continue smoking and die early from a smoking-related disease.
  • Teen smokers are more likely to use alcohol and illegal drugs.
  • They are more likely to have panic attacks, anxiety disorders and depression.

Parents and other adults who work with children can help by warning them of the risks of smoking. They can also set a good example by not smoking themselves.  This resource offers more information about teens and smoking and links to other helpful sites.

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MegaSkills Online Education Center
Thursday, March 06, 2008

From Houghton Mifflin, featuring articles in .pdf format such as “How Much Homework is too Much?” and “MegaSkills for Hispanic Parents and Children.”  Check out the minibooks and videos, and kids can enjoy the early childhood activities.

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Memory Building Games
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Free memory-improving games for kids. 

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Meth360
Thursday, April 30, 2009

Meth360 offers free community education programs to educate about the dangers of meth and prevent it's addictive spread through communities.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Visit the Met’s web page to view works of art in both their permanent  and “Now on View” collections.  Kids can check out the “Museum Kids” page for online activities and features like the “Carpet Hunt” where they can learn more about animals hidden in a carpet, or follow Marco Polo’s route. Then visit the Met store for great gift ideas

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Montessori and Waldorf Schools
Thursday, March 06, 2008

A comparison of the similarities, differences, history of the founders of each discipline, how schools are certified, and methods.

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Motivation:101: You Can Motivate Children to Learn
Saturday, December 12, 2009

This article lays out 7 strategies to premote self-motivation

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Moving from Middle to High School
Thursday, March 06, 2008

From the National PTA, this article highlights ways to help your new high school student avoid the freshman blues.

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Multiplication.com
Wednesday, October 22, 2008

 Forget flashcards!  Multiplicaton.com gives kids numerous games to practice their multiplication facts.  Great for at school practice or homework time.  Free online.

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Music in Schools Today
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Featuring “interviews with young artists, music mentors to answer questions, contests and all kinds of resources to help students enjoy and maybe even consider a career in music.”  Also includes advocacy and research, and a special section for educators. 

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My Child Safety
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My Child Safety is a safety guide website for parents.  Get safety tips on a variety of topics such as child safety devices, water safety, internet safety, bullying, babysitting and more.

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My Child's Academic Success Tips for Parents on Keeping Children Drug Free
Monday, August 02, 2010

My Child's Academic Success-Tips for Parents on Keeping Children Drug Free includes links to Tips for Your Preschool Child, Additional Resources, Tips for Your Middle School or Junior High School Child and much more.

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My Child's Special Needs, English Language Acquisition from the Department of Education
Monday, August 02, 2010

My Child's Special Needs
English Language Acquisition from the Department of Education including links to, English Language Acquisition National Clearinghouse, Bilingual Education Publications,and Resources in Spanish.

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My Lion-Childhood Cancer Community Service Kit
Thursday, March 06, 2008

This kit "Is designed for teenagers and their leaders to step in and make a difference through community service or service-learning."

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My Wonderful World
Monday, March 31, 2008

"My Wonderful World is a national campaign to give kids the power of global knowledge."  This campaign seeks to increase global awareness through geography.  With a parent action kit, links to other great resources, and "games and cool stuff" for kids. 

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NAFSA's Resources for US Students Seeking to Study Abroad
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Learn how to fund a study abroad program and read personal accounts of other students' study abroad experiences.

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National Association for Gifted Children
Monday, August 02, 2010

National Association for Gifted Children has information and resources for Gifted At A Glance, Supporting Parents and Families, Tools for Educators and much more.

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National Association for the Education of Young Children
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Information about conferences, early childhood, public policy, publications, and information for members, teachers, families, students, and affiliate groups.  Articles such as “Helping Young Children after a Disaster,” “Books for Families,” and “Early Years are Learning Years”.

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National Association of School Psychologists
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Follow the “Helpful Information” link for articles and fact sheets on parenting, mental health, diversity, kids activities, and more.

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National Center for Education Statistics
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Sponsored by the US Dept. of Education.  Huge resource for programs and publications, annual reports, various data tools, and a useful “Fast Facts” feature.

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National Center for Learning Disabilities
Thursday, March 06, 2008

NCLD’s parenting center offers tips and strategies on ways to help children with LD, essential skills to become your child’s advocate, steps to building resilience in children, and more. 

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National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Missing Kids wants, "to help you protect your children by teaching them to be smarter and safer. The best way to combat child exploitation and abduction is to prevent it. Please use our site to learn what you and your children need to know about protecting them from victimization."

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National Character Education Center
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Parents page from the National Character Education Center with articles, tips, programs, and seminars.

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National Child Care Information Center
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Featuring “Finding Child Care Near You,” financial assistance, and information about quality child care.  From the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education (NCPIE)
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Provides a “framework for family involvement” in parent/school partnerships, a list of 402 organizations to contact for additional resources, a “What’s Happening” department, reports such as “It Takes a Parent:  Transforming Education in the Wake of the No Child Left Behind Act,” and a section for disabilities education.

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Thursday, March 06, 2008

“More and Better Mathematics for All Students.”  The site offers curriculum focus points, resources and tips for parents to help their children with math, answers to questions, advocacy resources and more.

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National Domestic Violence Hotline
Thursday, July 28, 2011

The National Domestic Violence Hotline runs a helpful website and phone hotline for people in crisis and those that care about them. Tollfree number: 800-799-7233.

 

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National Eating Disorders Information Index
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Comprehensive information about the signs, symptoms and types of eating disorders, as well as information about causes, prevention, body image, research, resources, and much more.  Search by topic or audience.

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National Education Association
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Members and educators page with activities, booklists, and professional development resources; a parents’ page with information on parental involvement, parent-teacher conference pointers, and homework help.  Also discusses issues in education and has multiple other resources.

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National Institute for Literacy from the Department of Education
Tuesday, August 03, 2010

National Institute for Literacy from the Department of Education has resources that provides information about research, practices, and policies aimed to improve reading instruction for children, youth, and adults.

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National Institute of Mental Health on ADHD
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  A detailed booklet that describes the symptoms, causes, and treatments; with information on getting help and coping. 

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National Network for Child Care
Thursday, March 06, 2008

With articles, conferences, publications, resources, email forum, and much more.  Topics include child abuse, children with special needs, guidance and discipline, nutrition and diet, and activities and learning.

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National Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Thursday, March 06, 2008

News articles such as “Public to Drive School Reforms,” and “Disney Says it Will Link Marketing to Nutrition.”  With a large parent resources department, publications, an “Issues and Action” department, and leadership resources.  Also available in Spanish.

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National Safety Council
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Featuring “Safety and Health Magazine,” online safety courses, a comprehensive resource center with safety issues, fact sheets, a library, and research and statistics.

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National School Lunch Program Fact Sheet
Thursday, March 06, 2008

The “hows” and “whats” of the national school lunch program.  Published by the US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service.

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National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Features daily news, organizations, publications, a Spanish version of the site, and a super multimedia department where viewers can check out webcasts, webinars, videos, and PowerPoint presentations.  The also have fact sheets and posters available to download for free.

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New Mom Survival Strategies
Friday, October 30, 2009

This page offers a list of articles to help mothers survive the early years of parenting.  Articles include "What Moms Really Feel on the Inside," "Balancing Motherhood and Self," "Breast Feeding, Night Feeding and other Perils," "Tips for New Moms: Please Tell Me it Gets Easier!" and "Can You Afford to Stay Home?  A Calculator" among many others.

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Newborn Behavior
Thursday, March 06, 2008

How a newborn sleeps, why they cry, their reflexes, and how they breathe, see, and hear.

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Newborn Sleep Patterns
Thursday, March 06, 2008

This article includes a description of newborn sleep patterns and sleep states, a description of alert phases, how to help your baby fall asleep and sleep well, and recommendations for sleep positions and bedding to avoid Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  Also available in Spanish.

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NIDA Info Facts on Drugs
Thursday, March 06, 2008

From the National Institute on Drug Abuse, this guide provides the facts about drugs, health hazards of use, how extensively each drug is abused, and information sources.  Also available in Spanish.

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Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
Thursday, March 06, 2008

“Improves learning by building capacity in schools, families, and communities through applied research and development. The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) provides research and development assistance to education, government, community agencies, business, and labor.”  With publications and resources for educators, parents, policy makers, and the public.

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November 2009 Newsletter
Wednesday, December 02, 2009

November 2009

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November 2010 Newsletter
Friday, December 10, 2010

November 2010 Newsletter

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NRDC's Guide to Greener Living
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Quick tips on how to save energy on the road and at home, how to save resources at home and at work, easy ways to conserve water, support organic and sustainable farming, and how to invest responsibly and act for the environment.  Also available in Spanish.

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Nutrition On the Web-For Teens!
Thursday, March 06, 2008

With information from exercises, myths, and recipes to recommended daily allowances, a nutri-quiz, and a health forum. Also available in Spanish and German.

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Nutrition.gov
Thursday, March 06, 2008

“Providing easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.”  Offers an “In the News” feature, and subject headings such as “What’s in Food?”  “Shopping, Cooking, and Meal Planning,” and “Food Assistance Programs.”  Also available in Spanish.

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October 2009 Newsletter
Monday, November 02, 2009

October 2009 Newsletter

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October 2010 Newsletter
Thursday, November 04, 2010

October 2010

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Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cited by the American Academy of Pediatrics as one of the most effective intervention models, this program targets bullies, victims and bystanders.

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Oregon Partnership Drug Prevention
Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"Oregon Partnership is a statewide nonprofit promoting healthy kids and communities through drug and alcohol awareness, drug preventionprograms, and 24 hour crisis lines for treatment referrals and suicide prevention and intervention. We work with schools and community coalitions statewide, and our resource library is open to all to educate on the dangers of substance abuse."

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Organizations
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

"The following list of organizations provide assistance to parents and schools in their goal to improve the academic, social, and emotional health of children. The organizations listed here have excellent resources on their websites."

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Ounce of Prevention
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Ounce of Prevention Fund is dedicated to ensuring that, beginning at birth, children in low-income families can overcome the challenges of poverty and enter kindergarten fully prepared to achieve.  We believe it far more cost-effective, and caring, to help at risk children and their parents build healthy foundations than to treat problems later in life.

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Pacifiers: Are they good for your baby?
Thursday, July 28, 2011

"Most babies have a strong sucking reflex. Some babies even suck their thumbs or fingers before they're born. Beyond nutrition, sucking often has a soothing, calming effect. That's why many parents rank pacifiers as must haves, right up there with diaper wipes and baby swings. But are pacifiers really OK for your baby? Although the answer to that question is often debated, the American Academy of Pediatrics gives pacifiers the green light."

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Pact360
Thursday, October 07, 2010

Working together with key community stakeholders focused on prevention, treatment, health care, education and law enforcement, The Partnership at Drugfree.org developed a series of research-based, multimedia community education programs designed specifically to inform parents about today’s drug and alcohol landscape, equip them to be more effective in dealing with these issues and help them raise healthy teens.

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Parent Power Booklet
Monday, February 07, 2011

From the U.S. Department of Education. "By adopting the principles and taking the steps indicated for each age group, you will be able to help your child learn at each step of the way and ensure success in school and in life."

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Parent Teacher Interviews/Conferences
Saturday, December 12, 2009

"Tips for Effective Conferences"

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Parent Teacher Organization Today (PTO)
Sunday, March 09, 2008

The PTO offers inspiration and resources for parent groups working with schools.  They offer tips and other information for fundraising, getting parents involved, and sponsoring a family school night, as well planning kits, news, articles, and a blog.

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Parenting Skills Parties
Sunday, March 09, 2008

Parent Parties create a fun and relaxed environment to present parent education and to promote parent involvement by using numerous games and activities. These resources are created by and made available through Second Mile Parent Initiative, a non-profit organization working to increase parent involvement and education in schools and communities.

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ParentingIdeas.org
Sunday, March 09, 2008

“101 Tips for Improving Children’s Behavior.”  Features 101 articles with titles such as “9 Ways to Positively Cope with Difficult Behavior,” “Surviving the Break-Up (separation and divorce),"  “Bedwetting,” and “I Caught them Playing Doctor.”

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Parents Guide to Understanding and Raising Boys
Sunday, March 09, 2008

From PBS--featuring “Active or Aggressive Boys?” “Boys in School,” “The Search for Masculinity,” “Emotionally Strong Boys,” an expert Q&A, and other useful resources.

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Parents, Check It Out!: Key Things Parents Can Do to Make Sure their Children are Prepared for the 21st Century
Sunday, March 09, 2008

Key things parents can do to make sure their children are prepared for the 21st century.  From the US Department of Education.

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Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Tuesday, October 06, 2009

"Your first reaction to learning that your loved one is gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning can range anywhere from anger to sadness, fear to hurt, confusion to grief, and anywhere and everything in between. These emotions and the thousands of others that parents, families, and friends experience as they navigate their loved ones coming out process are normal."

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Parents-Be Role Models for Your Children
Sunday, March 09, 2008

This brochure teaches parents how to spend quality time with their children and be good examples to help kids avoid participating in or being victims of youth violence and gang activity.

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ParentsEmpowered.org
Thursday, January 14, 2010

This site offers a host of really useful materials for teachers and parents to talk to kids about alcohol use and to help them make smart decisions while out with their friends.  Resources include responses to frequently asked questions, a conversation jar--a conversation and family activity starter, a prevention brochure in Spanish and English, teaching tools, fact sheets, and much more. 

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Partnership for a Drug Free America
Sunday, March 09, 2008

With stories, videos, blogs, articles, and research for parents and teens; this site exposes people to the horrors of drug addiction and offers users hope with links to intervention and treatment.  Also features a memorial for those lost to drug abuse.

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Paying an Allowance
Sunday, March 09, 2008

Answers to the common questions related to paying children an allowance.

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PBS's Eating Disorders--Thin at all Costs
Sunday, March 09, 2008

For kids and teens.  An interactive site including profiles of people with eating disorders, an eating disorders test, facts, and tips for healthy body image, eating, and exercise.

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PBS's It's My Life--School
Monday, March 17, 2008

This site from PBS Kids Go includes a game called “To Cheat or Not to Cheat,” and kid-targeted advice on time management, test stress, and dealing with teachers.

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Peterson's Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities
Tuesday, December 02, 2008

"If you're a student with a learning disability, many challenges lie ahead of you, including researching and selecting a college that best suits your requirements. Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities or ADD highlights more than 1,100 two- and four-year institutions in the U.S. and Canada that offer programs for students like you."

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Peterson's Search for Study Abroad Programs
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Search for study abroad programs by location, discipline and other criteria.

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Petpourri--An Animal Care Activity Section for Children
Monday, March 17, 2008

From the American Veterinary Medical Association, featuring games and coloring sheets to teach children about responsible pet ownership.

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Pets and a New Baby
Thursday, October 29, 2009

Getting ready for a new family member is a busy, exciting time. In addition to all that you need to do to prepare for the new baby, there are a few things you can do to make the transition easier for your pets.

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Pets and Children
Monday, March 17, 2008

Tips for choosing an appropriate pet, how to care for it and the advantages of pet ownership for families with children.

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Physical Activity Recommendations
Monday, March 17, 2008

Physical Activity for Everyone: Recommendations for young people from the Centers for Disease Control.

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Playful Learning
Sunday, November 15, 2009

"Engaging in playful learning experiences with your children requires planning, preparation, flexibility, spontaneity and free, unstructured periods of time in your schedule.  This website has been designed to help families with the first two requirements: planning and preparation.  Incorporating the last three items: flexibility, spontaneity and free, unstructured periods of time into our lives is a process that is worthy of sharing with each other."

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Potty Training
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Dr. Greene's website answers parents questions about potty training, and how best to help parents potty train their children.

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Potty training readiness checklist
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Use the checklist below to measure your toddler's progress toward readiness, and keep in mind that starting before your child is truly ready doesn't mean you'll finish sooner — it's more likely that the process will just end up taking longer.

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Potty Training: How to get the job done
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Learn when is a good time to begin potty training, tips for success, managing accidents, and when to seek medical advice.

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Pregnancy Nutrition Myths and Facts
Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Find out which pregnancy nutrition myths are fact and which are fiction.

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Preparedness--A Family Guide from the Red Cross
Monday, March 17, 2008

Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away. The best way to make you and your family safer is to be prepared before disaster strikes.

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Preparing for Disaster from the NACCRRA
Monday, March 17, 2008

To help you ensure that your children are safe, NACCRRA offers resources that you can use to ask the right questions of your child care provider and play a role in planning for and recovering from any catastrophe that strikes.

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Preparing for the ACT
Monday, March 17, 2008

What’s Inside:  Full-length practice tests, including writing; information about the optional writing test, strategies to prepare for the tests, and what to expect on test day.  Prepared by ACT, this 80 page guide is free of charge, but ACT advertises more if its commercial products at the end of the guide.

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Preparing Siblings for A New Baby
Monday, March 17, 2008

Ways to get your child ready for the new addition to the family.

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Preschooler Development
Monday, March 17, 2008

Learn what is normal development for toddlers, and when to be concerned.  Also in Spanish.

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President's Fitness Council
Monday, March 17, 2008

Publications from the President’s fitness council.  Nutrition advice, fast facts, tips, and a Nolan Ryan fitness guide. 

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Preventing the Sexual Exploitaton of Children
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

What parents, schools and communities can do to protect kids from sexual exploitation (being raped or molested).

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Prevention is the Best Medicine: Sport Safety Guidelines
Thursday, October 07, 2010

No sport is 100 percent safe. But there is much that parents, players and coaches can do to minimize young athletes’ risk of injury.

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PTA
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

PTA.org will help you become informed and involved in your children's education.

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Public Broadcasting Service
Monday, March 17, 2008

PBS features a host of quality television programming for the family and an exciting website for kids.  They can play games with their favorite characters such as Clifford, the Teletubbies, and Arthur.

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Public vs. Private--What's the Difference?
Monday, March 17, 2008

A discussion of the main differences between public and private schools.

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Public vs. Private--Which One is Right for Your Child?
Monday, March 17, 2008

This article discusses the benefits and advantages of both private and public schools.

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Questions and Answers About Sex
Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Common questions about sex that apply to younger children.  Make sure and click the "Related Articles" tab on the right for more detailed information about the male and female reproductive systems, sexual development, menstruation, sexual attraction and more.

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Questions Parents Ask About Schools
Monday, March 17, 2008

The research-based tips in this publication provide both practical guidance and valuable information about a range of topics, including: preparing your child for school; knowing what to expect from your child’s kindergarten teacher; monitoring school work; working with schools and teachers effectively; helping your child with reading and homework; and ensuring that your child’s school is safe and  drug-free.  Provided by the US Department of Education. Also in Spanish.

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Quitting Thumb-Sucking and Pacifiers
Monday, March 17, 2008

Tips for helping your child break the thumb-sucking or pacifier habit.

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Rachel Ray's Yum-O
Friday, October 10, 2008

This nonprofit website, created by Rachel Ray, offers parents and kids recipes, cooking and shopping tips for creating healthy and affordable kid-friendly dishes.

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Raising Cain--Boys in Focus
Monday, March 17, 2008

“The documentary, Raising Cain: Boys in Focus, provides answers, insights, ideas, and hope. Hosted by child psychologist Michael Thompson, Ph.D., co-author of the best-selling book Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Lives of Boys, this documentary explores the emotional development of boys in America today. Thompson consults with some of our nation's most respected psychologists, social activists, researchers and educators to probe the issues facing boys and find solutions to their dilemmas.”

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Raising Respectable Boys...Not Macho Men
Monday, March 17, 2008

“Raise Respectful Boys...Not Macho Men” From the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. 

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Reading is Fundamental
Monday, March 17, 2008

Includes comprehensive reading resources for educators and parents including motivating kids to read, literacy rich homes, school connections, lesson plans, activities, Gateways to Early Literacy videos, and tons more.  Also features a Spanish bilingual version of the site.

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Reading Rockets
Monday, March 17, 2008

This multimedia site “offers hundreds of articles that provide research-based and best-practice information for educators, parents, and others concerned about reading achievement.”  Also checkout their shows on PBS, podcasts and videos, free guides, Spanish site, and tons of other information.

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Reading Rockets Tips for Parents of Babies
Friday, April 03, 2009

"It's never too early to read to your baby. As soon as your baby is born, he or she starts learning. Just by talking to, playing with, and caring for your baby every day, you help your baby develop language skills necessary to become a reader. By reading with your baby, you foster a love of books and reading right from the start. The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child."

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Reading Rockets Tips for Parents of First Graders
Friday, April 03, 2009

"Give your child lots of opportunities to read aloud. Inspire your young reader to practice every day! The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child."

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Reading Rockets Tips for Parents of Kindergarteners
Friday, April 03, 2009

"Play with letters, words, and sounds! Having fun with language helps your child learn to crack the code of reading. The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child."

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Reading Rockets Tips for Parents of Preschoolers
Friday, April 03, 2009

"Read early and read often. The early years are critical to developing a lifelong love of reading. It's never too early to begin reading to your child! The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child."

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Reading Rockets Tips for Parents of Second Graders
Friday, April 03, 2009

"Find ways to read, write, and tell stories together with your child. Always applaud your young reader and beginning story writer! The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child."

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Reading Rockets tips for Parents of Third Graders
Friday, April 03, 2009

"Read about it, talk about it, and think about it! Find ways for your child to build understanding, the ultimate goal of learning how to read. The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child."

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Reading Rockets Tips for Parents of Toddlers
Friday, April 03, 2009

"Being a toddler is all about action. Encourage continued language development and interest in books and reading by keeping things lively and engaging. Everyday experiences are full of opportunities to engage in conversation and develop language skills. The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child."

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Reading Tips for Parents
Monday, March 17, 2008

This booklet from the US Department of Education answers important questions parents have about helping their child learn to read, choosing an early reading program, strategies for creating strong readers, the five essential components of reading, and information about the No Child Left Behind act.

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Ready to Learn Television from the Department of Education
Monday, August 02, 2010

Ready to Learn Television from the Department of Education including links to Program Description, Types of Projects,and Additional Information.

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Riley Guide for Teens
Monday, May 12, 2008

Featuring employment opportunities, links and resources for teens.

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Role Models on the Web
Monday, March 17, 2008

“It is the mission of RoleModel.net to promote the idea that there is within each of us the ability to inspire those around us by living a life that is more outward focused than inward focused.”  Featuring Tiger Woods, Bill Koch, Diane Sawyer, and others. 

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Monday, March 17, 2008

Parenting and Child Development Fact Sheets & Bulletins with titles such as “Parenting the First Year,” and “Tackling the Bullying Issue.” All sheets are also available in Spanish.

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Safe Kids
Monday, March 17, 2008

The goal of the Safe Kids website is to prevent accidental injury.  Get information on programs such as “Safety in the Home,” and find safety tips sheets for bike helmets, poisoning, water safety, and much more.  Kids will enjoy the activities page with coloring sheets, mazes, quizzes and more fun.

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Safe Sleep for Your Baby--10 Ways to Decrease Risk of SIDS
Monday, March 17, 2008

From the National Back to Sleep campaign.  Baby deaths from SIDS have decreased more than 40% since this campaign began in 1992. 

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Safely Storing and Preparing Formula
Monday, March 17, 2008

Including instructions on cleaning bottles and equipment, preparing and storing formula, and other information.  Also available in French and Chinese.

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Safety Tips for Cyberbullying
Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Learn how technology is being used to bully others and get safety tips for protecting your family.

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Safety Tips for Peer-to-Peer (P2P) File-sharing Services
Tuesday, September 09, 2008

This article discusses the risks of kids using P2P (peer-to-peer) file sharing networks and how to be prepared to avoid those risks.

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Safety Tips for Social Networking
Tuesday, September 09, 2008

This article helps families understand the risk of using social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook and teaches ways to be prepared to avoid attacks.

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Saving Strategies for Back to School Clothing and Supplies
Monday, March 17, 2008

How a little patience can save you hundreds of dollars on clothing and school supplies.

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Savvy Source
Monday, March 17, 2008

A great tool for finding and comparing preschools near you.  With ratings, ebooks, a free weekly newsletter, and book and toy recommendations.  

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School Matters
Monday, March 17, 2008

“A place for parents, educators and leaders to research information about public schools.”

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School.FamilyEducation.com
Monday, March 17, 2008

“You'll find information for parents on the educational issues affecting your child in every grade level — from preschool through high school. Find homework help, skill-building tips in every school subject, educational printables and worksheets, plus advice on report cards and talking with the teacher.”

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SchoolGrantsBlog.com
Tuesday, September 07, 2010

"Our mission is to help each and every single person get a school grant. We are 24/7 working committee dedicated in helping students and adults to get higher education."

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Seeing Math ™ from the Department of Education
Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Seeing Math ™ from the Department of Education features a math curriculum, professional development for teachers, and software "interactives." The interactives, available on the web, clarify key algebra concepts. They help students see connections between symbolic and graphic representations of quadratic functions, linear functions, piecewise linear functions, and more.

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Selecting the Right Pet for Your Family and Making the Introduction
Monday, March 17, 2008

Answers to questions like "How old should my child be before we get a pet?" and "What kind of dog should we get?"

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Separation Anxiety
Monday, March 17, 2008

Suggestions from the American Academy of Pediatrics to ease separation anxiety.

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September 2009 Newsletter
Tuesday, October 06, 2009

September 2009 Newsletter

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September 2010 Newsletter
Thursday, October 07, 2010

September 2010 Newsletter

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Sex Education that Works
Monday, March 17, 2008

With information about sex, STD’s, HIV/AIDS prevention, pregnancy, abstinence, and gay and lesbian resources.

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Sex education: Talking to toddlers and preschoolers about sex
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Tips for talking to young children about their sex organs and understanding common early sexual behaviors.

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Sex, etc.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

"Sex education by teens, for teens."  Including topics such as girls' and guys' health, deciding about sex, STD's, teen parenting and more.  The Learning Community recommends parents preview this site and approve the content before recommending it to their tween or teen.

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Sexual Development and Reproduction
Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Factual information you can give to your child about boys and puberty, girls and puberty, reproductive health care and pregnancy.

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Should I Go Back to Work After My Baby is Born?
Monday, March 17, 2008

From the American Academy of Pediatricians, this article discusses why women work, the impact of a decision to work on a child, conflicts that may arise, how to find family time, the importance of quality child care, and more.

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Should I Have My Son Circumcised?
Monday, October 06, 2008

Routine circumcision is no longer recommended by most pediatricians.  However, there are reasons some parents opt to have their sons circumcised.  Learn more about circumcision, the reasons for and against it, and get a worksheet that will help you weigh your decision.

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Should We Have Our Son Circumcised?
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Reasons for and against circumcision from the American Academy of Pediatricians. 

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Siblilng Rivalry and Fights
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sibling Rivalry may be inevitable, but there are still ways to get our kids to show a little respect for one another.

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Sick Baby? When to Call the Doctor
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The signs and symptoms that indicate it’s time to call your child's doctor.

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Signing Up Kids for Sports
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Things to consider before you sign your child up for sports.  Includes video advice from Cal Ripkin. 

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Smart Kids with Learning Disorders
Monday, May 12, 2008

"Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the parents of children with learning disabilities (LD) and attention-deficit disorder (ADHD)."

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Smithosonian Education Resources
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Smithosonian Education Resources offers lesson plans, kids activity sheets, student and family activities and more on this free website.  The site is divided into separate areas for teachers, families and students.

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Snag a Job
Monday, May 12, 2008

"As the #1 source for hourly and part-time employment," Snag a Job connects "job seekers with more than 100,000 active job listings from top employers across the country." 

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Social, Economic Make-Up of Community, Not Charter, is Key Difference Between Private, Public Elementary Schools
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Case study findings from the Economic Policy Institute regarding the public vs. private school debate.

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Socialization
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

This website provides the history of socialization in the human race.

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Sound Prints
Thursday, April 22, 2010

SoundPrints.com offers a wide variety of books and audio books for kids 12 months and up.  The company partners with organizations such as The American Veterinary Medical Association, the Smithsonian Institution, and the World Wildlife Federation to create accurate educational books, audiobooks, and accessories.

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Sound Prints
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

SoundPrints.com offers a wide variety of books and audio books for kids 12 months and up.  The company partners with organizations such as The American Veterinary Medical Association, the Smithsonian Institution, and the World Wildlife Federation to create accurate educational books, audiobooks, and accessories.

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Special Issues for Tweens and Teens
Saturday, December 12, 2009

This website discusses how media has an impact on our teens and tweens.

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Special Practices and Programs from the Department of Education
Monday, August 02, 2010

Special Practices and Programs from the Department of Education including links to Parent Resource Centers, Parent Workshops, Secondary School Strategies and much more.

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Speech Development in the Infant and Toddler
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

With child speech development milestones and how parents can help.

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Spiderman in Amazing Adventures
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The America Reads Challenge project, sponsored by the National Dairy Council and the US Department of Education in 1997, was a four-year campaign to get the nation reading.  The campaign is over, but this 20-page activities booklet provides Spiderman reading fun, and plenty of amazing activities.

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Sports and Recreation Safety Fact Sheet
Thursday, October 07, 2010

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that every child should have an opportunity to participate in sports or any recreational activity that promotes regular physical activity. Participation can be related to health benefits as well as health risks. Although deaths among children playing organized sports are rare, sports injuries are a common occurrence among children.

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State Laws on Family Engagement in Education
Friday, December 11, 2009

This "publication from the National PTA provides key facts, background, analysis, noteworthy statutes, and policy recommendations for state PTAs and other family and child advocates for crafting successful school-family engagement legislation at the state level. The reference guide has two declared purposes. It provides information on family engagement provisions within state education laws, so that families can better advocate for their children's education on the school and district levels. It also guides policymaker and advocate development of legislative reform initiatives, as well as efforts to monitor implementation of laws already in place."

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Stop Bullying Now
Monday, October 05, 2009

"Welcome to the Stop Bullying Now! Campaign. You can learn all about bullying and what you can do to stop it. Take a look around and you’ll find games and cartoon Webisodes that help you Take a Stand. Lend a Hand. Stop Bullying Now!"

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Student Aid on the Web
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The best source of information about financial aid and preparing for college on the web.  From the US Department of Education.

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Student Eligibility Options for New Academic Grants
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Details eligibility requirements for both the Academic Competitiveness grants and the National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent grants signed into law on February 8, 2006 by President Bush.

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Student-Led Crime Prevention
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

This 43 page booklet, published by the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OFFICE OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION, includes sections titled:  What is Student-Led Crime Prevention, The Six Rs of Effective Youth Crime Prevention Programming, Challenges to Implementing Student-led Crime Prevention, Model Approaches to Student-led Crime Prevention, and more.

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Succeed to Read
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Information about auditory skills, teaching how to rhyme, phonics vs. whole language, literacy websites for parents and teachers, alphabet lists, and reading 1-2-3.

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Supplemental Educational Services from the Department of Education
Monday, August 02, 2010

Supplemental educational services from the Department of Education including a description of the services available, legislation, regulations, guidance and much more.

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Support Music
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

“This site offers effective tips for taking action and the latest evidence of music's importance.” With a giant list of supporting organizations and artists, a tool for grading your school’s music program, and tips for taking action.

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Take Charge! Smart Choice for Your Cox Digital Home
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A guide from Cox that shows parents how to take charge of the television, telephone, and internet content their children see at home.

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Take25.org
Thursday, April 30, 2009

Get important tips about your child's safety, and in particular, preventing the abduction and/or sexual exploitation of children from this interactive website.

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Taking the Pressure off Sports Competition
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tips for keeping the competition fun and healthy. Also available in Spanish.

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Talking To Children About Death
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"If you are concerned about discussing death with your children, you’re not alone. Many of us hesitate to talk about death, particularly with youngsters. But death is an inescapable fact of life. We must deal with it and so must our children; if we are to help them, we must let them know it’s okay to talk about it."

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Talking to Your Preteen or Teen About Waiting
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Why you need to talk, teaching your son or daughter to say "no," talking about healthy relationships, sex and risky youth behaviors, and more.

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Talking with Kids About Sex and Relationships
Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Tips for having age appropriate conversations about sex with your child.

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Talking with Kids.org
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

This site is dedicated to providing parents with the resources they need to talk to kids about anything:  sex, violence, drugs, and more.  Features 10 useful tips, free booklets, and links to other sites.

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Teacher Tube
Saturday, October 31, 2009

If you are a teacher or parent  that uses YouTube to get educational videos,  then this is the perfect site for you. Teacher Tube is an education version of YouTube that provides educational videos and resources.

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Teaching Literacy in English to K-5 English Learners from the Department of Education
Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Teaching Literacy in English to K-5 English Learners from the Department of Education provides videos, slideshows, and tools for teaching reading to K-5 English learners.

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Teen Driving Contract
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

This teen driving contract, from Toyota, includes Driving Conditions, unsupervised driving privileges, driving rules and consequences, and sample violations and related consequences. 

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Teen Driving Issues from PartsGeek
Friday, April 16, 2010

"Teenagers make up about 7% of the total driving population in the US, but they are responsible for 20% of all the collisions that take place in the country. For road accidents that result in fatalities, around 14% of them are caused by teenage reckless driving. With these figures in mind, parents of teenagers who drive are becoming more concerned about the safety of their children on the road. Here are a number of websites that provide information and tips on safe teen driving."

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Teen Driving.com
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

With tips for new drivers in categories like driving in bad weather, crashes, fatigue, auto insurance, car products, and a Parent's Center.

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Teens for Hire
Monday, May 12, 2008

For teens "14 to 19 looking for a full-time, part-time, summer, seasonal, volunteer or vocational job...Membership is free of charge and allows you to search jobs, apply online, be considered for openings, and get the latest news, info and tips on how to land a job, earn money, and/or get work experience. "

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Temper Tantrums
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Why kids have tantrums, tactics for avoiding and coping with them, and when you should seek medical advice.

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Test Anxiety
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

What causes it, who is likely to have it, and learning ways to deal with it.  Includes Test Taking Tips.  Also available in Spanish.

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The Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation
Friday, March 12, 2010

The Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation (ALEF), a non-profit organization funded by foundations and companies, supports and  enables young men and women from Appalachia to pursue higher education though scholarship and leadership curriculum. The program includes an emphasis toward the preparation required to be the leaders of the next decade.  The concept of operations for ALEF is to partner with established academic institutions across Appalachia to provide the technical skills necessary as the basis for credible leadership.

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The Chalkboard Project
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

After more than two years of research and input from Oregonians, Chalkboard identified priority areas for our Legislative session that will help make our schools among the nation's best. With Priority Package, Take Action, Parent’s Center, and Employer’s Center sections, a site for Spanish speakers, news, and quizzes.

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The Children’s Motivation Project at Reed College
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The project “works with preschoolers through early adolescents to understand what motivates students to learn and how motivation can be sustained and promoted.”  Divided into four main areas:  The Development of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation, Praise and Motivation, Motivational Strategies, and Peers and Motivation.

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The Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The only science contest of its kind for students in grade 5 through 8 fostering the exploration, understanding and communication of science among America's youth.

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The Dougy Center
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.

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The Educare Institute
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Educare Institute works, "To inspire children to achieve their very best; to educate children in character and leadership by drawing out their hidden character traits and leadership qualities; to help them realize that their character is their real strength and that all other acquisitions like wealth and education is of no real value without character;  to develop good leadership qualities among youth and make them understand that the labor of leadership is a character issue; and to encourage everyone to think about the well-being of our planet."

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The Flexibility Alliance
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Supporting Flexible Work for Mothers.  With relevant news links, tools to help parents propose flexible schedules to their employers, online forums, and resources for employers.

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The Floortime Foundation
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Foundation’s mission:  “To redefine the potential of children with developmental and communication challenges by making the DIR/Floortime model broadly available.”  With resources and information about autism and related disorders for parents, professionals, and the community. 

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The Food Guide Pyramid for 2-6 Year Olds
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A colorfully illustrated poster of the guide with a chart on the back to keep track of the servings a child eats for a week.

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The Food Guide Pyramid for 6-11 Year Olds
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A colorfully illustrated poster of the Food Guide Pyramid for 6-11 Year Olds from the USDA.

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The Harmony Project
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Harmony Project is a non-profit organization established in April of 2001 with a vision of serving the cultural and artistic needs of underprivileged children in the Los Angeles area.

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The Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Friday, March 12, 2010

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading Hispanic scholarship organization, providing the Hispanic community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. In its 34 year history, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund has awarded close to $280M in scholarships to more than 90,000 students in need.   Two-thirds of these students were the first in their families to go to college.

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The Humane Society of the United States
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

For those of us who believe our pets are children too!  Get information about issues affecting pets, and type “disaster” in the search bar for ways you can prepare your animal family in case disaster strikes.

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The International Dyslexia Association
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Pages for educators, adults, college students, parents, and teens.  Offers fact sheets, questions and answers, research, assistive technology resources, and a discussion forum.

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The International Montessori Index
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Featuring Montessori methods according to age, materials organizations, and other resources.

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The International Reading Association
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Free publications for the public including brochures, fact sheets, and a “Reading Today” daily news publication.  Lists “Children’s Choices” books each year, and brochures for parents such as “Explore the Playground of Books: Tips for Parents of Beginning Readers,” “Making the Most of Television: Tips for Parents of Young Viewers,” and “Understanding Your Child’s Learning Differences.”

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The Lunch Box
Tuesday, October 06, 2009

We believe all children must have access to healthy food to grow their bodies, minds and future. We must feed their knowledge while also providing wholesome sustenance to their physical needs. The tools for feeding such change must be equally available to all schools no matter their geography, budget or situation. The relationship children have with food will evolve into a virtuous circle benefiting not just themselves but our society as a whole

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The Math Forum at Drexel
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Weekly newsletters, discussion groups, a math library, and useful links to other math resources on the web. 

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The Mayo Clinic
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

“Mayo Clinic's three main Web sites provide information and services from the world's first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group medical practice. Manage your health with information and tools that reflect the expertise of Mayo's 2,500 physicians and scientists, learn how to access medical services, and discover Mayo's medical research and education offerings.”

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The Money Instructor
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Useful articles for teaching kids important money management skills.

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The Movie Mom
Thursday, September 10, 2009

"The Movie Mom" is a blog that reviews movies and television.  This family friendly guide grades each movie or program, lists an appropriate age, reviews the movie and offers a trailer.

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The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Parent’s Information page.  With “Ten Tips for Parents to Help their Children Avoid Teen Pregnancy”, advice, the importance of parent/teen communication, and public service announcements. Also available in Spanish. 

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The National Center for Fair and Open Testing
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

With publications, a position statement on NCLB, fact sheets on such topics as multiple choice tests, retention and testing, authentic accountability, and “The Dangerous Consequences of High Stakes Standardized Testing.”

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The National Center for Kids Overcoming Crisis
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Featuring resources for helping kids cope with crisis.

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The National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for Children with Special Needs
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Featuring a comprehensive A-Z listing of health topics, resources available by state, tools, and resources.

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The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse "CASA"
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University is the only nation-wide organization that brings together under one roof all the professional disciplines needed to study and combat abuse of all substances – alcohol, nicotine as well as illegal, prescription and performance enhancing drugs – in all sectors of society.

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The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Shaken Baby Syndrome often occurs when a parent or caregiver becomes frustrated or angry with an infant’s crying and shakes it hard.  The shaking can cause severe brain damage and even death.  Get tips for coping with a baby's crying.

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The National Council for Research on Women
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

With information about programs, initiatives, publications, reports, and great links to information for and about girls.

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The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Publications, resources, advocacy, facts and more about children's disabilities.  Also available in Spanish.

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The National Dropout Prevention Centers
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

With news, publications, model programs, family/student resources, and a separate center for students with disabilities.

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The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT)
Monday, August 02, 2010

The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT) including resources on Research-based Resources, On-line Resources, Resource Links and much more.

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The Parent-Teacher Conference: Five Must-Ask Questions
Saturday, December 12, 2009

"In order to help your child have a successful school year, you need to know what is expected of her, academically, from now until June. You can find out by asking some questions. Take this list with you to your next parent-teacher conference. And don't forget to take notes!"

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The Posse Foundation
Friday, March 12, 2010

Founded in 1989, Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students. Posse partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships.

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The Right Choice for Kids
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"The National Association for the Education of Young Children can help you feel good about the child care, preschool, and kindergarten programs you choose for your child.  NAEYC-Accredited programs provide a safe and healthy learning environment with well-trained teachers who work with curricula that are appropriately challenging and developmentally sound.  Look for the NAEYC-Accredited program torch when choosing a program for your child."  Find the NAEYC program near you by following this link.

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The Right Choice for Kids
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"The National Association for the Education of Young Children can help you feel good about the child care, preschool, and kindergarten programs you choose for your child.  NAEYC-Accredited programs provide a safe and healthy learning environment with well-trained teachers who work with curricula that are appropriately challenging and developmentally sound.  Look for the NAEYC-Accredited program torch when choosing a program for your child."  Find the NAEYC program near you by following this link.

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The Role Model Project for Girls
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A role model registry, references and resources, and additional information to encourage girls to succeed.

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The School Breakfast Program
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Provided by the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service, this information sheet answers questions like “How does the school breakfast program work?” and “What are the nutritional requirements for school breakfasts?”

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The Socialization of School Age Children
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

"The information and links on this page have been chosen to give parents some insight into the dynamics of peer relationships.  Explore the provided links to examine your child's social skills and behaviors.  Understanding your child's strengths and weaknesses in social interaction and behavior may be the key to building healthy and enjoyable relationships with their peers."

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The TV Boss
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A flashy website that gives parents the resources they need to gain back control over the television.  Provides information about the V-chip, cable and satellite controls, how the ratings system works, how to make rules for TV viewing in your home and how to stick to them, and public service announcements to view.  Also available in Spanish.

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The US Dept. of Education Resources and Information Center
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

ERIC provides free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text.

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The Waldorf Library
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A resource primarily for Waldorf teachers, but parents can get good information here as well.

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Time to Act: How to Tell if Your Teen is Using and Taking Action to Intervene
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Teen Drug and Alcohol Intervention: A step-by-step guide for parents who suspect or know their teens are drinking or using drugs.

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Time to Talk: The Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

"Kids who learn about the risks of drugs are up to 50% less likely to use.  Time to Talk is an online community, resource and toolkit to help parents connect with their kids."

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Tips for Parents on Keeping Children Drug Free
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

From the US Department of Education.

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Tips for Parents: 121 Stress Relievers
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Life is stressful.  If we’re fortunate enough to have a lot of resources to tap into, such as trips to the spa, grandma always ready to take the kids, or a personal home gym—we may be better able to handle the bumps of life.  But many of us don’t have these kinds of options.  That’s where we have to get creative and find ways to de-stress using the resources we do have.  These 121 Stress Relievers will help.

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Tips for Parents: Academic Redshirting
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Why holding children back from kindergarten actually hinders learning.

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Tips for Parents: ADHD Linked to Pesticides
Thursday, June 03, 2010

A new study published in Pediatrics links high levels of pesticides in children's urine with higher incidences of ADHD.  In the Tips for Parents, learn how children are exposed to pesticides and how you can lower their exposure.

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Tips for Parents: Adolescence
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Tips to help the transition between childhood and adulthood go more smoothly.

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Tips for Parents: Adoption
Sunday, November 22, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Adoption, learn more about what adoption is, where to find more information about the adoption process, how to encourage bonding post adoption, and resources to help adopted children find their biological parents.

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Tips for Parents: AIDS
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Make sure your child receives the AIDS education that they really need.

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Tips for Parents: Algebra
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Discover why introducing algebra in earlier grades makes good sense.

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Tips for Parents: Are Computers Dangerous?
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tips to prevent injuries related to computer use.

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Tips for Parents: Arguing Kids
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tips to end the arguing and get them to play nice.

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Tips for Parents: Attention
Monday, March 17, 2008

Learn ways to help your child focus and increase their attention span.

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Tips for Parents: Authentic Assessment
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Understand why authentic assessment is a better tool for measuring students' achievement.

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Tips for Parents: Back to School
Friday, August 14, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Back to School, get 6 tips for a smooth back to school transition and setting a foundation for school success all year long.

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Tips for Parents: Behavior
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

How to encourage the behavior you want, and discourage the behavior you don't want.

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Tips for Parents: Book Week
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Celebrate book week by choosing books from the "Children's Choices" award winners.

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Tips for Parents: Censoring Your Reader?
Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The word “censor” instantly starts a debate in nearly every group it is uttered.  We’re not advocating burning books, but we’ve heard from a number of parents that are concerned about the quality of the literature their kids are reading.  How do you know what is good and bad for your child and does encouraging a love reading mean letting your kids read anything they want?

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Tips for Parents: Character Education
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Understand the importance of character education in schools.

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Tips for Parents: Child Care Complaints
Friday, July 03, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Child Care Complaints, discover how you can find out if the child care provider you are considering has any official complaints filed against them.

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Tips for Parents: Children and Media Violence
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Understand how repeated exposure to violent media has been shown to cause aggressive behavior in kids.

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Tips for Parents: Christmas Safety
Monday, December 06, 2010

In Tips for Parents: Christmas Safety, learn how to prevent injuries commonly associated with the holidays from fire, choking, poisoning and other hazards.

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Tips for Parents: Class Size
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tips for increasing learning and reducing class size.

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Tips for Parents: Confidence
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Tips to help you build your child's confidence.

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Tips for Parents: Contact the School
Friday, February 29, 2008

Discover why parents should speak with the school more often than just at conference time.

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Tips for Parents: Discipline--Lovingly in Charge
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Learn methods for appropriate discipline and great tips for getting kids to obey.

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Tips for Parents: Diverse Families
Thursday, October 29, 2009

We’re creating a series of Tips for Parents called Diverse Families. This series will discuss the challenges and benefits of many different types of families, offer tips for some of the most common issues, and provide links to credible, really helpful websites you can visit for more information.

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Tips for Parents: Divorce
Wednesday, December 02, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Divorce, learn how to break the news to your children that you're getting divorced, and get tips for making the transition, moving on, and when to seek professional help.

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Tips for Parents: Dyslexia
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Identify some of the signs of dyslexia and how to get the extra help your child needs. 

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Tips for Parents: Educational Gifts
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tips for choosing educational gifts and games that are fun, durable, and educational.

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Tips for Parents: Elections for Kids
Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Get tips for introducing your kids to our nations' democracy and teaching them the elections process.

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Tips for Parents: Encouraging Reading
Monday, March 31, 2008

Learn how to encourage a love of reading in your children.

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Tips for Parents: Environmental Education
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Understand the ways you can teach your kids about environmental education at home.

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Tips for Parents: Expectations
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

How parents' and teachers' expectations for a child become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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Tips for Parents: Family Movie Reviews
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Where to get family-friendly movie reviews.

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Tips for Parents: Family Technology Use Policy
Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Cell phones, MP3 players, TV, the Internet…it seems as if kids are always plugged in. Many parents compete with technology for their kids’ attention, and lose. Additionally, cyberbullying, sexting, pornography, and stranger danger online all present a significant safety risk to our kids. In Tips for Parents: Family Technology Use Policy, learn how to create your family’s technology rules, and enforce them.

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Tips for Parents: First Day of School
Friday, February 29, 2008

Useful ideas to ease your child into school.

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Tips for Parents: Flunking
Monday, March 31, 2008

Learn why "flunking" a student is never the right solution.

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Tips for Parents: Foster Parents
Thursday, October 29, 2009

Foster parents provide a temporary, safe home for children in crisis and become part of the child's support, treatment, and care program. If you are interested in being a foster parent, this Tips for Parents will help you know what is involved and how to begin the process.

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Tips for Parents: Gay or Lesbian Parents
Friday, December 18, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Gay or Lesbian Parents, discover research about children growing up with a gay parent/parents, learn what the experts have to say about how well these children fare, get tips for raising children with gay or lesbian parents, and find links to great resources on the topic.

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Tips for Parents: Girl Cyberbullying
Wednesday, February 03, 2010

In Tips for Parents: Girl Cyberbullying, learn how girls are using cell phones and the internet to bully and attack one another and the ramifications of these attacks.  Get tips for educating girls about this issue.

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Tips for Parents: Girl on Girl Fighting
Wednesday, February 03, 2010

In Tips for Parents: Girl on Girl Fighting, discover how physical violence among girls is on the increase and what parents and teachers can do about it.

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Tips for Parents: Girls and Leadership
Monday, March 24, 2008

Tips to encourage and prepare your daughter for leadership roles.

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Tips for Parents: Girls' Body Image
Wednesday, February 03, 2010

In Tips for Parents: Girls' Body Image, learn how the media significantly impacts how girls view themselves and identify ways to help them build positive self esteem and confidence by questioning the media's messages.

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Tips for Parents: Girls Facing New Issues
Wednesday, February 03, 2010

In Tips for Parents: Girls Facing New Issues, learn the problems today's girls face, such as early puberty, cyberbullying, girl on girl violence, body image, and sexism and stereotyping in school.

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Tips for Parents: Girls in Science and Math
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Learn how to encourage girls in math and science and break down barriers for success.

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Tips for Parents: Global vs. Analytic Learners
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Learn the global and analytic learning styles and identify your child's preferred learning style.

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Tips for Parents: Halloween - Beyond Candy
Monday, March 17, 2008

Tips to make Halloween a fun and educational holiday.

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Tips for Parents: Having an Only Child
Sunday, November 22, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Having an Only Child, learn the benefits and common issues associated with having an only child.  Learn how to avoid these issues and optimize the one on one attention your child benefits from with you.

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Tips for Parents: HIV Education
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Get your kids the HIV education they need before it's too late.

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Tips for Parents: Holiday Budgets--A Learning Opportunity
Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Learn how setting up a Christmas budget with the kids can teach them important lessons about credit, saving, and how to find good deals at the store. 

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Tips for Parents: Home is Your Child's First School
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Understand your role as your child's first teacher.

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Tips for Parents: Homework
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tips for ending the homework battle and showing your interest in your child's education.

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Tips for Parents: Immigrant Families
Tuesday, December 22, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Immigrant Families, get tips for adjusting to American culture, understanding your responsibility to help your children succeed in school, and get links to many government programs that assist immigrant families.

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Tips for Parents: Improving Memory
Monday, March 31, 2008

Methods and tricks for improving memory.

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Tips for Parents: Interracial Families
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

As interracial families continue to expand faster than many other segments of the population, barriers are being broken down and many families are seizing an opportunity to teach their children and others about the value of diversity and respect.  In this Tips for Parents, discover ways to help your children develop their own unique identity, to value who they are, to learn how to respond to discrimination, and to develop respect for others.

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Tips for Parents: Invented Spelling
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Learn how children first begin to write and why early spelling mistakes actually help your child read and write better.

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Tips for Parents: Is My Baby Developing Normally?
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Most parents, at some point, wonder if their infant is healthy and developing normally compared to other babies their age.  In some circles, baby development becomes a kind of competition, where mothers and fathers brag that their child is already rolling over, eating solid foods, or has a vocabulary of more than 20 words.  These Tips for Parents will help you understand what’s normal and what to do if you suspect your infant is delayed.

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Tips for Parents: Keeping Kids in School
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Identify the warning signs that a child may drop out and get the resources you need to keep your kid in school.

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Tips for Parents: Kids and Energy Drinks
Monday, June 06, 2011

Learn how drinking energy drinks can make kids and teens sick and how the high amounts of caffeine found in some of these drinks can be high enough to kill.

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Tips for Parents: Kids and Pets
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tips for deciding if a pet is right for your family, where to buy a pet, and teaching kids how to care for a pet responsibly.

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Tips for Parents: Kids' Sports Safety
Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Learn the risks children face when playing sports and learn how to decrease or prevent risk of injury.

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Tips for Parents: Kinship Care (Children Raised by Relatives)
Friday, October 30, 2009

When parents choose not to care for their own children, or become unable to provide safe, loving care due to drug addiction, abuse, death, imprisonment or other situations, family members often step in to care for the child and prevent them from living in the foster care system. This kind of care is often called "Kinship Care."

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Tips for Parents: Large Families
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Large Families, learn the benefits of having a large family and get tips for making sure each child feels valued and gets the attention and support he or she needs.

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Tips for Parents: Latch Key Kids
Friday, July 03, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Latch Key Kids, learn why kids that are old enough to stay home alone still need plenty of parental involvement in their lives.

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Tips for Parents: Learning Styles
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Discover your child's learning style and why it's important.

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Tips for Parents: Learning to Write
Monday, March 31, 2008

Discover why it's important to encourage a child's first writing attempts.

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Tips for Parents: Listening to Your Kids
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Understand why good listening skills are essential to a healthy relationship with your child.

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Tips for Parents: Magazine Gifts
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Why magazines make great gifts for kids.

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Tips for Parents: Math
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Why it's important to show enthusiasm for math and tips for helping your child succeed.

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Tips for Parents: Military Families
Tuesday, December 29, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Military Families, get tips for communicating, asking for the support of family and friends, making the best of each day, and get links dozens of great resources for military families.

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Tips for Parents: More Standardized Testing?
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

A testing expert, James Popham, makes recommendations about the quantity and quality of standardized testing in America's schools.

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Tips for Parents: Motivation and Learning
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Parents are the primary influence in their child's motivation to learn.

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Tips for Parents: Multicultural Education
Monday, March 31, 2008

The importance of multicultural education and what you can to do make sure your child receives it.

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Tips for Parents: NCLB and School Choice
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Why No Child Left Behind means you may be able to choose a different school.

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Tips for Parents: Nutrition and Learning
Monday, March 17, 2008

Discover the link between nutrition and learning.

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Tips for Parents: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Monday, November 10, 2008

Signs and symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a mental disorder that makes a child have obsessive thoughts about germs, cleanliness, safety or school success.  These thoughts often cause them to do compulsive, ritualistic behaviors such as hand washing, checking doors or appliances, or saying particular phrases or questions over and over.

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Tips for Parents: Older Parents
Monday, December 28, 2009

Discover why people are waiting until later to have kids, learn the advantages and disadvantages of becoming older parents, and get tips for overcoming some of the difficulties later in life parents face.

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Tips for Parents: Parent Involvement
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Understand why parent involvement is essential to academic success and ways you can get involved.

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Tips for Parents: Parental Involvement Makes a Difference in School Success
Thursday, April 30, 2009

Recent research from the Harvard Graduate School of Education proves that parental involvement makes a significant different in a child's school success.

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Tips for Parents: Parent-Teacher Conferences
Monday, March 24, 2008

Tips to be sure you're prepared for the next parent-teacher conference.

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Tips for Parents: Picky Preschool Eaters
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tips for sneaking nutrition into your picky pre-school eater's diet.

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Tips for Parents: Prejudice
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Prejudice can lead to intolerance and hurtful behavior, so it’s a good idea to educate yourself about how prejudices form.

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Tips for Parents: Preparing for College
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Why waiting for high school to prepare for college is a mistake.

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Tips for Parents: Preparing for Emergencies
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Learn how to prepare your family and home for disasters.

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Tips for Parents: Preschool Options
Friday, July 03, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Preschool Options, learn about the common public and private preschool options available, including their benefits and drawbacks; and get links to more information.

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Tips for Parents: Puberty Begins in Girls Earlier
Wednesday, February 03, 2010

In Tips for Parents: Puberty Begins in Girls Earlier, discover that girls are beginning puberty at an earlier age.  Get tips and resources for preparing your daughter (and yourself) for her changing body.

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Tips for Parents: Racism
Friday, January 30, 2009

In this Tips for Parents, learn what racism is, how it occurs in everyday life, how to teach kids about the harms of racism, and how to encourage respect for all people.

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Tips for Parents: Recommended Books
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

These books have been recommended by our staff and community members.

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Tips for Parents: Responsibility
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tips for teaching responsibility to kids.

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Tips for Parents: School Based Management
Monday, March 17, 2008

What school-based management is, and the reasons for and against it.

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Tips for Parents: School Fundraising
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

In a time when school budgets often cover only the basics, many parent groups recognize school fundraisers as a way to pay for sports, computer, music and arts programs and equipment.  And while these campaigns can be helpful, the right planning is necessary to be really successful.  Before you choose a school fundraising campaign, be sure to review these school fundraising tips.

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Tips for Parents: School Stress
Monday, March 31, 2008

Identify the stressors your child faces and learn healthy ways to deal with stress.

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Tips for Parents: Schools and Science
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Learn the importance of science in your child's education and get tips to make sure your school's science department makes the grade.

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Tips for Parents: Science
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Discover why science is so important and ways to encourage your kids to study it.

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Tips for Parents: Self Esteem
Monday, March 17, 2008

Understand why you can't give your child good self-esteem.

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Tips for Parents: Setting Goals
Monday, March 17, 2008

Teach your children the importance of setting and achieving goals.

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Tips for Parents: Sexism and Stereotypes in School
Wednesday, February 03, 2010

In Tips for Parents: Stereotypes in School, learn issues girls face in today's schools that interfere with their academic success and confidence, and understand how all girls schools are helping girls achieve more.

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Tips for Parents: Sexual Harassment
Friday, February 29, 2008

What sexual harassment is, who it affects most, and why it's important to report it.

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Tips for Parents: Single Parents
Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Parenting on your own can be stressful, confusing and exhausting.  Here are several key do and don’t tips for single parents to help you manage your time, your kids, and your sanity.

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Tips for Parents: Space Camp
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ignite a love for science in your child by sending them to space camp.

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Tips for Parents: Special Education
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Important tips for accessing special education programs.

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Tips for Parents: Starting School
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tips for making the first day of school a positive experience.

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Tips for Parents: Stay at Home Dads
Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Not every man makes a good stay at home father; but truthfully, not every woman does either.  Research indicates that in general, children raised by fathers that have willingly chosen to be stay at home dads flourish.  Wives benefit when they opt to pursue a fulfilling career, and dads are able to nourish their care giving sides, especially if they seek outside contact from other stay at home dads.

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Tips for Parents: Step Parents
Tuesday, December 29, 2009

When a new stepparent joins the family, extra care should be taken to develop a safe, secure and mutually rewarding relationship between all involved.  Find tips for setting realistic expectations, showing respect for each individual's feelings, and learn how soon these relationships will be formed.

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Tips for Parents: Stranger Danger
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

What the experts recommend we teach our kids about staying safe.

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Tips for Parents: Student Council
Monday, March 17, 2008

Learn why even elementary schools need a student council.

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Tips for Parents: Student Employment
Monday, March 31, 2008

Understand the negative ways student employment can affect your teen's education.

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Tips for Parents: Student Self Esteem
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Good self-esteem is as important as good nutrition, good health, and more important than making good grades.

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Tips for Parents: Summer Activities
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Fun tips and great resources for keeping the kids busy and out of trouble during summer vacation.

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Tips for Parents: Summer Reading Programs
Monday, June 01, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Summer Reading Programs, learn why reading during the summer is important, what summer reading programs offer, and how to find a summer reading program near you.

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Tips for Parents: Summer Safety
Thursday, July 08, 2010

Get parenting tips on keeping your family safe this summer while out and about doing all of your favorite summer activities.  Including help on bicycle safety, water safety, heat safety, sunburn safety, and stranger danger safety.

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Tips for Parents: Taking a Year Off
Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Learn how taking a "gap year" can help some students find purpose in their studies and broaden their world view.

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Tips for Parents: Teaching Babies Sign Language
Monday, October 05, 2009

In this Tips for Parents, learn more about teaching babies sign language so that they can communicate earlier.

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Tips for Parents: Teaching Kids about Giving
Tuesday, December 07, 2010

In Tips for Parents: Teaching Kids about Giving, learn how to teach your children compassion for others, how to appreciate what they have, and how to develop a love for giving.

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Tips for Parents: Teen Curfews
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

End the fights over curfew by creating a curfew contract, including your teen in the decision making, and setting limits according to demonstrated responsibility.

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Tips for Parents: Teen Parents
Thursday, December 31, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Teen Parents, learn the steps you should take if you're pregnant, and if you're already a teen parent, get tips for improving your and your baby's lives.

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Tips for Parents: Teen Plastic Surgery
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

In Tips for Parents: Teen Plastic Surgery, learn the most common plastic surery procedures among teens, the risks involved, and what you should consider before making a decision.

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Tips for Parents: Teenage Drivers
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Tips to encourage your teen to drive safely.

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Tips for Parents: Teenage Stress
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Identify the stresses teens face and learn ways to help them cope.

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Tips for Parents: Test Scores
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Understand why it's important to keep perspective when it comes to test scores.

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Tips for Parents: The Beauty Bias
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Discover how the beauty bias can hinder a child's academic achievement.

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Tips for Parents: The Gender Gap in Schools - Fact or Fiction?
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

For decades we’ve been hearing about the “Gender Gap” in our schools.  This gap referred to research done in the 1970s, 1980s and particularly the early 1990s that indicated that girls were performing significantly lower than boys in math and science, received less attention from teachers, and that more men than women were going to college.  Today, a growing tide of researchers and educators are loudly claiming that not only was this research flawed, but the exact opposite is true.  Boys are the ones falling behind.

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Tips for Parents: The Importance of Effort
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Learn why effort is even more important than intelligence in school success.

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Tips for Parents: The Necessity of Art
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Why art is a necessity in education.

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Tips for Parents: The Truth About Santa
Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Learn the reasons for and against encouraging your child's belief in Santa and get tips for explaining he's not real when they're too old or learn the truth from another child. 

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Tips for Parents: The Tween Years
Friday, January 02, 2009

Children between the ages of 10 and 12, popularly called "tweens," have changing physical and emotional needs.  Learn more about what you can expect and how you can support your child during their tween years.

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Tips for Parents: The Value of Chores
Friday, October 24, 2008

Learn the valuable skills and lessons chores can teach your kids.

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Tips for Parents: Think Along Reading
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Discover think-along reading and make reading time with your child a great learning experience.

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Tips for Parents: Thinking Skills
Monday, March 31, 2008

Tips for developing strong thinking skills in kids.

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Tips for Parents: Title IX
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Understand how Title IX factors into your daughter's education.

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Tips for Parents: Too Much TV
Thursday, February 28, 2008

The dangers of too much television and how you can pull the plug.

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Tips for Parents: Unpopular Kids
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Learn what makes kids unpopular and how to change negative behavior before it's too late.

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Tips for Parents: Using the Library
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Discover the resources and activities available for kids at the library.

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Tips for Parents: Violent Kids
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Learn what makes kids violent and get resources to change violent behavior.

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Tips for Parents: Vision
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Discover the link between vision and learning.

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Tips for Parents: Visiting Your Child’s Class
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Understand the importance of visiting your child's classroom and learn ways to find time with even the busiest schedule.

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Tips for Parents: Water Safety for Families
Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Get tips for parents on water safety for families.  Learn how to keep your family safe while having fun in the water and how to identify dangerous situations that commonly lead to drowning.

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Tips for Parents: What Age Can My Child Stay Home Alone?
Friday, July 03, 2009

In Tips for Parents: What Age Can My Child Stay Home Alone, learn state requirements, if any, about the minimum age children can stay home alone, get expert recommendations, and find a checklist to help you prepare your child for staying home alone.

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Tips for Parents: When a Mommy or Daddy Dies
Monday, November 23, 2009

In Tips for Parents: When a Mommy or Daddy Dies, learn how to help yourself and your children grieve and cope in a healthy way when your spouse passes away. 

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Tips for Parents: Whole Language
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Learn about whole language and how it helps kids learn.

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Tips for Parents: Your Role in School Success
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Learn how to get involved in your child's education in effective ways. Includes homework DOs and DONTs, and 10 questions to ask your child about their day at school.

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Tips for Paying for College
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

“Applying for Federal Student Aid is Easy as 1, 2, 3” encourages this information sheet from the US Department of Education.  Includes the three key steps, and where to find more information.

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Tips for Toy Safety
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Links to numerous resources on child product safety, recalls, choosing safe toys, and much more.

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Tips on how to Help Your Overweight Child
Thursday, July 08, 2010

You can help your child with the challenge of weight control by being a positive role model with your attitudes, your eating habits, and your physical activity behaviors.

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Title IX
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The information campaign site for Title IX, which protects against sexual discrimination in any federally funded program.  Includes “10 Key Areas of Title IX” such as athletics, career education, math and science, and standardized testing.  Also features legal cases, how to take action, and a press room.

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Toddler Breath Holding
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Learn how to deal with a child's breath holding spells.  Also available in Spanish.

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Toddler Milestone--Socialization
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

This article discusses when and how toddler socialization develops, what comes next, and when to be concerned.

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Toddlers' Speech and Talking
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

From the Berkeley Parents Network.  Resources and advice in a Q&A format.

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Toilet Training
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Toilet training is a developmental milestone. It cannot be rushed. Adopting an attitude that it will eventually happen "will ease parents' frustration and protect the child's sense of esteem."

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Tool Kit on Hispanic Families
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Resources to help students succeed in school.  "This tool kit was developed with guidance from over 1,800 Hispanic parents at Parent Information and Resource Centers across the country."  Also available in Spanish.

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Toolkit on Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Tool Kit brings together the most current and accurate information, including research briefs and resources designed to improve instruction, assessment, and accountability for students with disabilities in a format that is easy to access and to understand. The Tool Kit will assist state personnel, schools, and families in their efforts to ensure that all students with disabilities receive a quality education.

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Top 10 Ways to Motivate Gifted Children
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Parents of gifted children are often surprised and dismayed when their children underachieve in school. Learning disabilities in gifted children can sometimes lead to underachievement, but it is often simply a lack of motivation. Motivating some gifted children can be difficult; neither rewards nor punishments seem to work, especially for intrinsically motivated children. What can parents do to motivate their gifted children? Here are eight ideas to try

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Troubled Teens Wizard Troubled Teens Schools and Programs
Monday, August 02, 2010

Troubled Teens Schools and Programs including resources to, a directory of therapeutic boarding schools, residential treatment centers, boot camps, wilderness therapy, alternative schools for troubled teens and transitional independent living programs. Find troubled teens programs and schools that are All Girls, All Boys or Coed and much more.

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Tufts University Family Web Guide
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Is your child's behavior out of control? Tufts University's Family Web Guide connects you with five top-rated sites featuring information on dealing with behavior issues.

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Underage Drinking
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Learn why adolescents drink, what the risks are, and how underage drinking can be prevented.  A free publication from the US Department of Health and Human Services. 

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Understanding and Dealing With Colic
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

What Colic is, how long it can last, possible causes, how it is diagnosed, and how to cope.

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Unigo.com College Reviews by College Students
Friday, February 27, 2009

Unigo.com offers reviews of college campuses from the students that attend there.  Includes photos of the campus, student videos about the school and is free to use.

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United Negro College Fund
Friday, March 12, 2010

UNCF plays a critical role in enabling more than 60,000 students each year to attend college and get the education they want and deserve. To close the educational attainment gap between African Americans and the majority population, UNCF helps promising students attend college.

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US Charter Schools
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Chartering allows schools to run independently of the traditional public school system and to tailor their programs to community needs. While not every new school is extraordinarily innovative and some school operations may mirror that of traditional public schools, policymakers, parents, and educators are looking at chartering as a way to increase educational choice and innovation within the public school system.

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US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Links to nutrition service programs, nutrition activities and games for kids, nutrition information for parents, data and statistics, food safety information, and grant information.  Also available in Spanish.

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US Department of Education’s Supplemental Education Resource Page
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Links to Supplemental Education resources from the US Department of Education.  Includes programs and frequently asked questions.

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US Department of Labor’s Youth 2 Work
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Featuring “Youth 2 Work," “Youth Rules,” “Youth Careers,”  “Youth Safety,” and “Youth Industry” departments.  Includes regulations, seminars, safety and health information, and various e-tools.

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USDA resources
Saturday, December 12, 2009

The USDA website has many articles dealing with food,eating healthy, teaching healthy eating, eating disorders etc.

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Veggie U
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Veggie U provides fourth grade curriculum that meets national science standards.  "The lessons are rooted in a simple premise: Children who experience hands-on learning in how to grow and harvest their own vegetables will want to eat them, now and later in life."

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Video Games and Kids
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Dangers of video games, how to moderate playing time, and how to choose the right games.

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Video: A Checklist for Checking-In at School
Tuesday, April 08, 2008

5 tips for a successful parent-teacher conference.

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Video: A Learning Halloween
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Three tips to make Halloween fun and educational.

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Video: A Parent's Guide to Homework
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Learn why the right kind of homework increases student achievement.

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Video: After School Care-What to Look For
Thursday, April 10, 2008

How to find a good after-school program.

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Video: Aggressive Kids
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ways to prevent and correct aggressive behavior in kids and teens.

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Video: AIDS Education-Part 1
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Find out how HIV/AIDS education might not give kids the info they need to protect themselves.

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Video: AIDS Education-Part 2
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Understand the role friendship plays in AIDS prevention.

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Video: AIDS Education-Part 3
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tips to help students understand their own vulnerability to AIDS.

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Video: AIDS-Is Your Kid Still at Risk?
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Risk factors for AIDS and what kids need to be taught about prevention.

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Video: Algebra--Earlier
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Why algebra should be introduced much earlier.

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Video: All They Do is Play-Part 1
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Three types of play that help children.

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Video: All They Do is Play-Part 2
Thursday, April 10, 2008

What children learn as they play.

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Video: At What Age Kindergarten?
Thursday, April 10, 2008

How to determine when children should enter kindergarten.

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Video: Be Smart, Include Art
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tips for incorporating art into your child's education.

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Video: Beyond Trick or Treating-What is Halloween?
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tips for making Halloween fun and educational.

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Video: Bicycle Safety- Smart Cycling
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Rules to keep your children bicycle-safe.

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Video: Born to Talk-Part 1
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Understand the ways children learn language skills.

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Video: Born to Talk-Part 2
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Learn the factors that affect a child's learning of language.

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Video: Bribery for Grades
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tips to motivate kids to earn good grades.

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Video: Bring on the Picture Books
Thursday, April 10, 2008

The importance of picture books in a child's education.

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Video: Building Confidence
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Confidence builders you can do at home.

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Video: Celebrating Children's Book Week
Thursday, April 10, 2008

An introduction to a few great reads.

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Video: Child Care Providers Need Training
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Why ongoing training makes for a better pre-school.

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Video: Children and Behavior-A Few Tips
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tips to encourage positive behavior.

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Video: Children and Money-Part 1
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Learn to build your children's money management skills with a weekly allowance.

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Video: Children and Money-Part 2
Thursday, April 10, 2008

The benefits of linking a weekly allowance to assigned chores.

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Video: Choosing Books
Friday, April 11, 2008

The factors that motivate children to read.

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Video: Choosing Your Child's School
Friday, April 11, 2008

What to look for when choosing a new school.

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Video: Class Size-Just How Many Students?
Friday, April 11, 2008

Ways to encourage your school to reduce class size.

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Video: College Dropouts
Friday, April 11, 2008

Why students drop out of college.

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Video: Conflicts in the Classroom
Friday, April 11, 2008

Learn why conflicts help children learn social skills.

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Video: Contact the School
Friday, April 11, 2008

3 ways to let your school know you want to be involved.

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Video: Curing Our Science Phobia
Friday, April 11, 2008

Find out how to use your home and yard as a science laboratory.

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Video: Dealing with Angry Kids-Part 1
Friday, April 11, 2008

Understand why getting angry when your kids lose their temper is not the answer.

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Video: Dealing with Angry Kids-Part 2
Friday, April 11, 2008

Two ways to encourage kids to deal positively with anger.

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Video: Dealing with Work Inhibition
Friday, April 11, 2008

Learn the factors that contribute to work inhibition.

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Video: Developmentally Appropriate Early Childhood Education
Friday, April 11, 2008

What developmentally appropriate education is and why it's important.

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Video: Do Mixed-Age Classes Work?
Friday, April 11, 2008

Discover why mixed-age grouping in classrooms can help children learn.

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Video: Do Test Preparation Courses Help?
Friday, April 11, 2008

How to choose the right test preparation courses.

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Video: Does Hard Work Pay Off?
Friday, April 11, 2008

Why praising IQ doesn't help self-esteem.  Teach your child the life skills that matter.

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Video: Dropping Out-Don't Let Your Child Be Next
Friday, April 11, 2008

Two things you can do to keep your child from dropping out.

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Video: Dropping Out-The Reasons Why
Friday, April 11, 2008

Identify the warning signs before your child drops out.

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Video: Dropping Out-What Parents Can Do
Friday, April 11, 2008

What parents need to know to keep kids in school.

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Video: Dyslexia-The Signs to Look For
Friday, April 11, 2008

Identify the signs of dyslexia.

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Video: Early Spelling
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Invented spelling is one of the stages of learning to write.

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Video: Eating Well Helps Your Child Learn Better
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Learn how to give your kids the nutrition they need to stay focused in school.

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Video: Ecology Starts at Home-Part I
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Understand why students need action-oriented ecology lessons at home.

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Video: Ecology Starts at Home-Part II
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tips to teach your children ecology at home.

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Video: Educational Gifts
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Break the routine with intelligent toys your child will love.

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Video: Effort Is the Key to Success
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Children succeed by understanding their excuses for failure. Teach them how success is in their control.

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Video: Encouraging Girls in Math and Science
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tips to encourage your daughter to pursue math and science.

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Video: Encouraging Reading
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Ways you can encourage the love of reading in your home.

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Video: Encouraging Safe Driving
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

8 tips to encourage safe driving habits in teens.

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Video: Encouraging Writing
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Teach your child good writing skills.

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Video: Expectations-The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Why parent and teacher expectations are self-fulfilling prophecies for children.

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Video: Fathers and Kids=School Success
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A father's involvement is a major factor in a child's success.

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Video: Favorite Books
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Get your kids hooked on books by choosing Children's Choice Awards

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Video: First Day of School-Getting Ready
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Help ease your child's apprehension about starting school.

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Video: Flunking Doesn't Work
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Research shows that flunking can actually do more harm than good.

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Video: Gangs-Part I
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Understand why gangs appeal to some kids.

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Video: Gangs-Part II
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Learn the role of law enforcement in preventing gang violence.

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Video: Gangs-Part III
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Parents and teachers can work together to combat gangs.

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Video: Geometry-Not Just for High School
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Why children learn geometry most effectively when it is part of their daily lives.

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Video: Getting Along With Others
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Learn to use the "Nurture and Control" approach to lead your children in getting along with others.

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Video: Getting off to a Good Start
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Signs your child is making academic progress in their early years of school.  

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Video: Girls and Leadership
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Make sure your daughter's environment isn't keeping her from becoming a leader.

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Video: Give Reading a Boost
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Increase your child's reading skills by reading interactively.

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Video: Global and Analytic Learners
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Is your child a global or analytic learner?  Why it's important to know.

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Video: Goal Setting-Kids Need it
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Help your child learn how to set and achieve goals.

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Video: Going Hiking with Your Kids
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tips to make hiking a fun and safe way to learn about nature.

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Video: Grades and Achievement-Part I
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Why grades aren't always a sign of achievement.

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Video: Grades and Achievement-Part II
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Grades don't always mean students have learned all they need to be prepared for college or work.

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Video: Help a Kid--Be a Mentor
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

How an adult mentor can influence a young person's life.

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Video: Help Your Child Learn Geography
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ways you can help your child learn geography at home.

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Video: Help Your Child Understand What They Read
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

4 strategies to help children make sense of what they read.

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Video: Home is Your Child's First School
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tips to prepare your child for school and lifelong success.

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Video: Homework
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Why parents should resist doing their child's homework.

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Video: How Reading and Writing Begin
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tips to help your child develop writing skills.

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Video: How Safe are Local Playgrounds?
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A checklist for playground safety.

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Video: How to Talk to Your Young Child About Sex
Wednesday, October 01, 2008

This free video lesson teaches you how to encourage your child to talk to you about sex, how to avoid giving too much information, and how to give them accurate information.

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Video: Improving Your Child's Memory
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Memory is a matter of effective technique and training.

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Video: Increase Learning Time
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The link between less school and lower academic performance.

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Video: Integrated Learning
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

How an integrated curriculum increases student success.

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Video: Invented Spelling
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

How invented spelling allows children to experience writing on their own earlier.

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Video: Is Environmental Education Important?
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Why environmental education should be taught in the classroom.

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Video: Is Your Kid Huffing?
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Kids are getting high off dangerous chemicals at home.

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Video: Keeping Your Child Healthy
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The healthier your child is, the more successful he/she will be in school.

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Video: Latch Key Kids Need Attention
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Unsupervised children are at increased risk for violence, drugs, and sexual activity.

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Video: Learning Resolutions
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The importance of making learning resolutions in your family.

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Video: Learning Styles
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Encourage your child's unique learning style.

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Video: Less Students, More Learning
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tips to increase your child's learning in a large class.

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Video: Life After Low SAT Scores
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

College admission tests don't measure all indicators of college success.

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Video: Listening Tips
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tips to teach you how to effectively listen to your children.

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Video: Magazines Make Great Gifts
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Learn why magazines make fun and educational gifts.

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Video: Motivating Children
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tips to motivate your child for success in school.

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Video: Motivation and Learning
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Parents are the primary influence in their child's motivation to learn.

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Video: Multicultural Education
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Understand the value of multicultural education.

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Video: Nourishing the Brain
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The link between nutrition and learning.

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Video: On Target Homework
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Learn how to use "on target" homework as an altenative to busy work.

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Video: Overdosing on Self Esteem
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tips on helping your child develop good self-esteem.

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Video: Parent Involvement
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

2 important ways to be involved in your child's education.

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Video: Parents and Preschoolers-Reading Together
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Reading with preschoolers does more than get kids interested in reading.

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Video: Peer Helper Programs
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Teach teens how to really listen to each other and to be bridges to professional assistance.

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Video: Picking a Pre-School
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What to look for when choosing a pre-school.

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Video: Picky Pre-School Eaters
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What you can do to help picky eaters eat better.

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Video: Playing Fair--Title IX
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Using Title IX to ensure your daughter has equal opportunities in sports at school.

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Video: POP QUIZ-Parent Involvement
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

How well are you doing at being involved in your student's education?

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Video: Preparing Your Child for College
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Why waiting until high school to plan for college is a mistake.

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Video: Reading Using a Think-Along
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The what, why, and how of thinking along with your children as you read.

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Video: Redshirting in Kindergarten
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Why holding children back from kindergarten actually hinders learning.

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Video: Reducing Homework Pains
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

3 tips to avoid homework stress.

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Video: Report Card Styles
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A look into the difference between traditional and newer report card styles, and which is better.

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Video: Rewarding Success
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What kids want most for their good work.

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Video: School Safety Starts at Home
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Understand the ways school safety starts at home.

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Video: School Uniforms
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The benefits of implementing a school uniform policy.

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Video: School Violence
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Ways to help your school decrease student violence.

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Video: School-Based Management
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Find out the pluses and minuses of School Based Management.

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Video: Schools and Science
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tips to make sure science education gets the attention it deserves.

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Video: Science at Home
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tips to help your child develop science skills at home.

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Video: Self-Esteem and Learning
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

How children develop self-esteem and its importance in their lives.

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Video: Sexual Harassment
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

How to teach your child to deal with sexual harassment.

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Video: Should Parents Unplug the TV? Part I
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The link between violent television and violent behavior in children.

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Video: Should Parents Unplug the TV? Part II
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Why you should teach your child critical television viewing skills.

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Video: Sibling Readers
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Teach older siblings how to read to younger siblings.

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Video: Silent Students
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Understand why some students are silent in class and how to encourage them to speak up.

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Video: Space Camp
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Get your child interested in science by sending them to space camp.

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Video: Stress and School Performance
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Help your child cope with stress.

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Video: Student Council in Elementary School
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Why student council should be part of your child's education.

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Video: Student Self-Esteem
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Discover why positive self-esteem is one of the best gifts you can give your child.

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Video: Summer Reading Tips
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tips to keep kids interested in reading during the summer.

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Video: Taking Your School's Reading Pulse
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Ways your school can get kids hooked on books.

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Video: Talking with Your Child about Prejudice
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Ways to teach your child tolerance and interest in other cultures.

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Video: Teachers Teaching Ethics
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Information about the character education movement.

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Video: Teaching Responsibility
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

6 tips for teaching your children responsibility.

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Video: Teaching Tolerance Through Books
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The role of books in learning tolerance.

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Video: Teen Attitudes Have Improved
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Teens are showing increased interest in helping others.

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Video: Teenage Driving
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

How to help your teen be a responsible driver.

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Video: Teenage Tastes
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Help teens develop healthy eating habits.

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Video: Teens Helping Teens
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

How teen peer trainers help their friends get the advice they need.

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Video: The Beauty Bias
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

How beauty influences attention and expectations in the classroom.

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Video: The Importance of Estimation
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tips to teach your child estimation at home through everyday tasks.

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Video: The Power of Peer Pressure
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Ways parent can help children fight negative peer pressure by building good self-esteem and tips how to say no.

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Video: Thinking Skills
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tips to help your child develop important critical thinking skills.

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Video: Time Management for kids
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The link between an understanding of time and organization.

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Video: Too Much Television
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tips to get the most from television viewing.

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Video: Unpopular Kids
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Help children improve negative behavior patterns before they become social outcasts.

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Video: Using the Library
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The value of using the library.

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Video: Video Games-Part I
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The proven link between video game violence and violent behavior.

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Video: Video Games-Part II
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Recommendations for choosing non-violent and educational video games.

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Video: Vision and Learning
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

How to be certain your child's vision isn't interfering with learning.

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Video: Voicing Behavior Expectations-Part I
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Discover the importance of differentiating between a command and a request when communicating with your kids.

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Video: Voicing Behavior Expectations-Part II
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Learn how to make proper use of commands and requests when communicating with your kids.

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Video: Wanted-Creative Kids
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Understand how creativity and intelligence differ and how to measure your child's creativity.

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Video: We Must See to Learn-Part I
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Learn how to be sure your child's vision doesn't interfere with their learning. 

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Video: We Must See to Learn-Part II
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Why choosing a vision expert that specializes in children's vision is important.

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Video: What's Wrong with History?
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Students are missing key concepts in history.

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Video: Whole Language
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

An explanation of the whole-language classroom.

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Video: Why Kids Hate
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Helpful tips to teach your kids tolerance.

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Video: Why My Child Won't Try
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Understand the reason your child won't try and why it's ok to fail.

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Vision Checklist for Parents, Teachers and Friends
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Tips for spotting early vision problems such as amblyopia and strabismus (often called "lazy eyes" or "wandering eyes").  Includes a vision checklist, common vision exams, and children's visual development.

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Visual Processing Disorders by Age Group
Thursday, March 20, 2008

What you should know about Visual Processing Disorders, and warning signs by age.  From the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

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Vomiting
Monday, October 06, 2008

What to do when baby is vomiting, the dehyrdation risk, and when to call the doctor.

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Watch Know
Saturday, October 31, 2009

Videos for kids to learn from.

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Web Threats and the Social Web
Tuesday, September 09, 2008

This flash presentation shows how sites and activities kids and teens typically use can infect a computer with malicious software and discusses how to protect your computer from infection.

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Weekly Tips for Parents April 19, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011

Weekly Tips for Parents on Teen Tanning and the benefits of kids doing yoga.

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What are the Indications that My Toddler Needs a Speech Therapist?
Thursday, March 20, 2008

The indications that your toddler may need to be seen by a speech therapist.  By Patrician McAleer-Hamaguchi, Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist.

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What Challenges Are Boys Facing and What Opportunities Exist to Address those Challenges?
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

This brief presents research-based information about the strengths that make boys likely to succeed and the risks, or challenges, that increase the likelihood that they will struggle.

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What Parents Can Do About the Sexualization of Girls
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tips to teach girls to “value themselves for who they are, rather than how they look.”

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What Parents Can Do to Prevent Gang Involvement
Thursday, March 20, 2008

This quick-reference card gives parents useful tips-at-a-glance and is sponsored by COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services), the FBI, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

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What Should Students Read?
Wednesday, April 07, 2010

"When looking at what students are required to read in school in 2010, it might as well be 1960. We need visionary educators who see bold purposes for school and who understand that what students read in school has profound, lifelong effects, both good and bad."

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What to Do if Your Child is Being Bullied
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Describes what bullying is, its effects, how to report it to other parents, and what to do if your child is being bullied.  Provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Service Administration. 

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What You Can Do to Prevent the Sexual Exploitation of Children
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Tips and common child safety rules.

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When Children Diet: Preventing Eating Disorders in Kids
Saturday, December 12, 2009

"If your young child thinks she needs to go on a diet, it's time to have a talk. "

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When You Become 18: A Survival Guide for Teenagers
Monday, September 08, 2008

This guide touches on some of the California laws that apply to teens at this turning point: age of majority, moving out, money matters, working and taxes, marriage and partnerships, civil laws and lawsuits and more.  Funded by the California Bar.

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Wired Safety
Thursday, March 20, 2008

The world’s largest online safety and help group.”  You can navigate by category such as parents, kids, tweens, and teens, or check out the “hot topics” menu.  Offers a comprehensive list of ways to keep kids safe online and when using wireless technologies.  Also features a live help option, a newsletter, and an interactive forum.  Also available in Spanish.

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Wondertime
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Features sections like pets, creative learning, recipes, childhood development, the Dalai Mama blog, and recommended books, toys, and more. 

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Working Students
Thursday, March 20, 2008

"At What Cost?  The Price That Working Students Pay For A College Education”

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www.StepFam.org
Monday, December 28, 2009

The National Stepfamily Resource Center is a division of Auburn University's Center for Children, Youth, & Families.  Its mission: to be a "clearinghouse of information" provides resources on a broad range of relevant topics for couples and children in stepfamilies.  Examples: handling stepfamily money and the effects of remarriage on children.

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Yellodyno--Stranger Danger Article
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Correcting the Stranger Danger Myth to Avert Tragedy

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YourHomework.co.uk
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"YourHomework was formed to offer a unique reference point on expert advice to help with your homework.  YourHomework.co.uk offers valuable expert insights on a wide variety of homework issues. We believe that confidence is key to academic success. When undertaking a home study project, it is vital to be well prepared, well informed and inspired. Our content is designed to guide you through your home-based studies, ensuring that you need never feel nervous about a homework task again."

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Youth and Tobacco Information Sheet
Friday, January 29, 2010

What youth should know about tobacco, what parents should know, and what coaches should know.  Includes reasons why smoking is dangerous and tips to help kids fight the temptation to smoke.



Youth Labor
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Resources for parents of young workers.  Includes information on workplace safety, career information for kids, and links to other useful websites. 

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Zero to Three
Thursday, March 20, 2008

“The Nation’s Leading Resource on the First Years of Life.”  Follow the “Parents” link to a “Parent’s A-Z” with articles on hundreds of topics, a tip of the week, FAQs, Brain Wonders (a section of the site devoted to brain development), and the national education campaign “The Magic of Everyday Moments.” It “is designed to help you and other caregivers understand and gain ideas for how to use simple, everyday moments to promote your child's social, emotional, and intellectual development.”

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