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- Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention: A Book for Kids
- Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents
- Why Won’t my Child Pay Attention? A Guide for Parents of Hyperactive and Inattentive Children (VIDEO)
- Keys to Effective Discipline: A Parent’s Guide to Managing Difficult Behavior (BOOK OR VIDEO)
- The Parent’s Guide: Solutions to Today’s Most Common Behavior Problems in the Home
- Your Defiant Child: 8 Steps to Better Behavior
- 1–2–3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2 –12 (VIDEO)
- Go to Your Room! Consequences that Teach
DIVORCE / STEPFAMILIES
- Don’t Divorce Us: Kids’ Advice to Divorcing Parents
- Children: The Experts on Divorce (VIDEO)
- Good Friends are Hard to Find: Help Your Child Make and Keep Friends
- What to do when Kids are Mean to Your Child
GRANDPARENTS AS PARENTS
- Grandparents as Parents: A Survival Guide for Raising a Second Family
SCHOOL & HOMEWORK
- Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide for Grownups
- How to Help Your Child with Homework
- Solve Your Child's School Related Problems
- The Survival Guide For the Parents of Gifted Kids
- It Starts with a Book and You! (VIDEO & GUIDE)
- Early Adolescence: Understanding the 10 to 15 Year Old
- Help! The Kids are at it Again
- How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
- It’s not Fair, Jeremy Spencer’s Parents Let Him Stay Up all Night!
- Kids are Worth It! Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline
- The Manipulative Child
- Parenting with Love and Logic (BOOK OR VIDEO)
- Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic
Helping Children Cope with Violence
Children and Technology
Josh Ochs Social Media Safety
Net Smart Kids
Keeping Kids Safe Online
Internet Safety 101
Keeping Your Child Safe Online
Cyber Safety Cop
Children and Anxiety
How to Handle Anxiety in Children: Effective Ways Parents Can Help Kids Cope With Stress and Anxietyhttp://childparenting.about.com/od/healthsafety/a/howtohandleanxietyinchildren.htmhttp://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/separation-anxiety/basics/definition/con-20034961http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/separation-anxiety/DSO1173http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families and Youth/Facts for Families/Facts for Families Pages/The Anxious Child 47.aspx
Book: What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Huebner
What is Bullying
In the Steps to Respect program, children learn the following definition: Bullying is unfair and one-sided. It happens when someone keeps hurting, frightening, threatening, or leaving someone out on purpose.
Bullying may consist of hitting, taunting, spreading rumors and gossip, stealing, or excluding someone from a group. It is carried out with the intent to harm someone.
Bullying is often a repeated activity. However, bullying may also occur as a one-time event. Bullying always involves a power imbalance. The person bullying has more power due to such factors as age, size, strength, support of friends, or access to resources (such as toys and other belongings), and uses this power in a deliberately hurtful way.
Authored by Committee for Children: http://www.cfchildren.org/community/forums/aft/87.aspxhttp://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=1438Thehttp://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/childrens-health/in-depth/bullying/art-20044918http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/behavior/bullies.htmlCoping with Violence - National Association for the Education of Young Children
What is Cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.http://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/prevention/http://www.netsmartz.org/cyberbullying
Protecting Your Kids Onlinehttp://www.wiredsafety.com/protecting-kids-online
Elementary Students and Homeworkhttp://www.scholastic.com/parents/blogs/scholastic-parents-learning-toolkit/6-ways-to-help-your-elementary-school-student-homework
Homework Help: Helping Your Child With Homeworkhttp://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/learning/help_gradeschooler_homework.html
Be Aware of What Your Kids are Doing Online
Talk with your kids about cyberbullying and other online issues regularly.
- Know the sites your kids visit and their online activities. Ask where they're going, what they're doing, and who they're doing it with.
- Tell your kids that as a responsible parent you may review their online communications if you think there is reason for concern. Installing parental control filtering software or monitoring programs are one option for monitoring your child's online behavior, but do not rely solely on these tools.
- Have a sense of what they do online and in texts. Learn about the sites they like. Try out the devices they use.
- Ask for their passwords, but tell them you'll only use them in case of emergency.
- Ask to friend or follow your kids on social media sites or ask another trusted adult to do so.
- Encourage your kids to tell you immediately if they, or someone they know, is being cyberbullied. Explain that you will not take away their computers or cell phones if they confide in you about a problem they are having.
· NEVER post or share your personal information (name, address, phone number, school name, parent's names, credit card or social security number)
· NEVER share your internet password with anyone, except your parents (you may have to change password often to prevent hackers)
· NEVER agree to meet anyone online
· THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK!http://www.helpguide.org/mental/cyber-bullying.htmhttp://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/http://www.netsmartz.org/internetsafetyhttp://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/family/net_safety.html
Kids Tech Time
Less Screen Time for Kids
Limiting Computer Use for Kids
How TV Affects Your Child
Supervising Kids Online: McAfee Survey Shows Disconnect Between Parents and Tweens
Preteens and Peer Pressure: How to Help Your Kids Avoid Negative Influences From Friendshttp://tweenparenting.about.com/od/socialdevelopment/a/PeerPressure.htm