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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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About Bullying
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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

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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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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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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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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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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: 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: 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: 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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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.



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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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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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: 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: 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: 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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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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Parent Teacher Interviews/Conferences
Saturday, December 12, 2009

"Tips for Effective Conferences"

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

"Get your preteens organized for academic achievement!"

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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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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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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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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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How to Motivate Children
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

This website gives great ideas on how to modivate children.

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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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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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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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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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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: 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: 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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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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Watch Know
Saturday, October 31, 2009

Videos for kids to learn from.

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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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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: 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: 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: 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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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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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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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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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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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: 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: 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: 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Disciplining Your Child
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Discipline tips by age.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Boys in School
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Video: Why Kids Hate
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Helpful tips to teach your kids tolerance.

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Video: Whole Language
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

An explanation of the whole-language classroom.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Video Games-Part II
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Recommendations for choosing non-violent and educational video games.

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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: Using the Library
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The value of using the library.

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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: Too Much Television
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tips to get the most from television viewing.

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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: Thinking Skills
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tips to help your child develop important critical thinking skills.

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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: 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 Beauty Bias
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

How beauty influences attention and expectations in the classroom.

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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: Teaching Responsibility
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

6 tips for teaching your children responsibility.

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Video: Teachers Teaching Ethics
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Information about the character education movement.

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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: Taking Your School's Reading Pulse
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Ways your school can get kids hooked on books.

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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: 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: 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: Stress and School Performance
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Help your child cope with stress.

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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: 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: Sibling Readers
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Teach older siblings how to read to younger siblings.

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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: 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: Sexual Harassment
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

How to teach your child to deal with sexual harassment.

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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: Science at Home
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tips to help your child develop science skills at home.

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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 Uniforms
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The benefits of implementing a school uniform policy.

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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: School Safety Starts at Home
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Understand the ways school safety starts at home.

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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: Rewarding Success
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What kids want most for their good work.

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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: Reducing Homework Pains
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

3 tips to avoid homework stress.

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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: 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: 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: 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: Parent Involvement
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

2 important ways to be involved in your child's education.

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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: 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: Nourishing the Brain
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The link between nutrition and learning.

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Video: Multicultural Education
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Understand the value of multicultural education.

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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: Motivating Children
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tips to motivate your child for success in school.

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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: Listening Tips
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tips to teach you how to effectively listen to your children.

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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: Learning Styles
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Encourage your child's unique learning style.

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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: 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: 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: Is Your Kid Huffing?
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Kids are getting high off dangerous chemicals at home.

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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: Invented Spelling
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

How invented spelling allows children to experience writing on their own earlier.

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Video: Integrated Learning
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

How an integrated curriculum increases student success.

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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: Improving Your Child's Memory
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Memory is a matter of effective technique and training.

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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 Reading and Writing Begin
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tips to help your child develop writing skills.

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Video: Homework
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Why parents should resist doing their child's homework.

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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: 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: 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 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: Grades and Achievement-Part I
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Why grades aren't always a sign of achievement.

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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: Goal Setting-Kids Need it
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Help your child learn how to set and achieve goals.

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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: Give Reading a Boost
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Increase your child's reading skills by reading interactively.

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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: 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: 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: 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: Gangs-Part III
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Parents and teachers can work together to combat gangs.

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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 I
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Understand why gangs appeal to some kids.

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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: First Day of School-Getting Ready
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Help ease your child's apprehension about starting school.

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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: 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: 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: Encouraging Writing
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Teach your child good writing skills.

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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 Girls in Math and Science
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tips to encourage your daughter to pursue math and science.

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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: Educational Gifts
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Break the routine with intelligent toys your child will love.

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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: 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: 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: Early Spelling
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Invented spelling is one of the stages of learning to write.

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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: 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: 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: Dealing with Work Inhibition
Friday, April 11, 2008

Learn the factors that contribute to work inhibition.

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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 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: 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: Contact the School
Friday, April 11, 2008

3 ways to let your school know you want to be involved.

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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: Class Size-Just How Many Students?
Friday, April 11, 2008

Ways to encourage your school to reduce class size.

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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: Choosing Books
Friday, April 11, 2008

The factors that motivate children to read.

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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: 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 Behavior-A Few Tips
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tips to encourage positive behavior.

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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: Building Confidence
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Confidence builders you can do at home.

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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: Bribery for Grades
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tips to motivate kids to earn good grades.

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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: Beyond Trick or Treating-What is Halloween?
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tips for making Halloween fun and educational.

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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: 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: Algebra--Earlier
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Why algebra should be introduced much earlier.

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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: Aggressive Kids
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ways to prevent and correct aggressive behavior in kids and teens.

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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: A Checklist for Checking-In at School
Tuesday, April 08, 2008

5 tips for a successful parent-teacher conference.

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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: 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 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: 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: 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: Stranger Danger
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

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

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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: Arguing Kids
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

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

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Starting School
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

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

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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: Class Size
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tips for increasing learning and reducing class size.

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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: 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: Family Movie Reviews
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Where to get family-friendly movie reviews.

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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: Responsibility
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tips for teaching responsibility to 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: The Necessity of Art
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Why art is a necessity in education.

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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: 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: 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: Title IX
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Understand how Title IX factors into your daughter's education.

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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: AIDS
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

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

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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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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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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: Flunking
Monday, March 31, 2008

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

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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: 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: 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: Encouraging Reading
Monday, March 31, 2008

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

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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: 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: 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: Magazine Gifts
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Why magazines make great gifts for kids.

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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: Vision
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Discover the link between vision and learning.

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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: Are Computers Dangerous?
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tips to prevent injuries related to computer use.

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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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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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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: Parent-Teacher Conferences
Monday, March 24, 2008

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

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Yellodyno--Stranger Danger Article
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Correcting the Stranger Danger Myth to Avert Tragedy

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

From the US Department of Education.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 for Kids Overcoming Crisis
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Featuring resources for helping kids cope with crisis.

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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 Money Instructor
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Useful articles for teaching kids important money management skills.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: Nutrition and Learning
Monday, March 17, 2008

Discover the link between nutrition and learning.

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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: Student Council
Monday, March 17, 2008

Learn why even elementary schools need a student council.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paying an Allowance
Sunday, March 09, 2008

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

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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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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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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-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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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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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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Memory Building Games
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Free memory-improving games for kids. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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GORP Family Activities
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

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

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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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FireWorks
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

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

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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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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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Figure This
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Math challenges for families, in both English and Spanish.

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

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

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

10 tips for an easy transition back to school.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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: 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: 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: Confidence
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Tips to help you build your child's confidence.

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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: Learning Styles
Thursday, February 28, 2008

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

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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: 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: 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: Too Much TV
Thursday, February 28, 2008

The dangers of too much television and how you can pull the plug.

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