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Parent Resources

Parenting Resources
  • Family Education - Links to learning and information resources for parents, teachers, and students of all ages. Includes an ideas exchange and expert advice on tricky parenting situations.
  • Family Movie Guide - Published by the New York Times. Contains descriptions of films which are intended to give parents a general idea of plot, and levels of violence, sex, and profanity.
  • Get Net Wise - Produced by the Internet Education Foundation, this site provides tips for parents on how to keep kids safe in cyber-space.
  • Intervention Central - Offers free tools and resources to help school staff and parents to promote positive classroom behaviors and foster effective learning for all children and youth. The site was created by Jim Wright, a school psychologist and school administrator from Central New York. Visit to check out newly posted academic and behavioral intervention strategies, download publications on effective teaching practices, and use tools that streamline classroom assessment and intervention.
  • MediaWise - The movement for everyone who cares about kids. It explains what media are doing to our children and youth and what we can do about it. MediaWise® is an initiative of the National Institute on Media and the Family. A resource for teachers, parents, and caring adults. Explains what media are doing to our youth and what we can do about it.
  • The National Parenting Center - Provides comprehensive and responsible guidance from the world's most renowned child-rearing authorities.
  • Safe & Smart - Overview of Research and Guidelines for Children's Use of the Internet..

Learning Styles, Differences, and Disabilities
  • Attention Deficit Disorder Association - Find information about ADD and ADHD...principles for diagnosis and treatment, frequently asked questions, where to find help, conferences, articles, and more.
  • Inside the Teenage Brain - Published by PBS, chronicles how scientists are exploring the recesses of the brain and finding some new explanations for why adolescents behave the way they do. These discoveries could change the way we parent, teach, or perhaps even understand our teenagers.
  • LD OnLine - the leading website on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences. Parents and teachers of learning disabled children will find authoritative guidance on attention deficit disorder, ADD / ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, reading difficulties, speech and related disorders.
  • The Misunderstood Minds - project consists of three elements: The PBS documentary, first airing March 27, 2002; the companion Web site on PBS Online, and the Developing Minds Multimedia Library. The website includes profiles of the students in the documentary, as well as sections on Attention, Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Interactive activities are designed to give site visitors a sense of what it may be like for a student struggling with a basic skill.

Drug and Alcohol Prevention
  • Freedom From Chemical Dependency (FCD) - For 30 years, FCD Educational Services has worked hand in hand with hundreds of schools across the United States and around the world to provide students with the knowledge, understanding, and skills they need to make intelligent, healthy choices about alcohol and other drug use.
  • - A wealth of information about drugs: facts, personal stories, current news, how to help friends on drugs, expert advice and more.
  • Street Terms For Drugs - The Street Terms database contains over 2,300 street terms that refer to specific drug types or drug activity. The database is used by police officers, parents, treatment providers and others who require a better understanding of drug culture.

Study Skills
  • Helping Children Succeed in School - Ideas / methods for parents to provide the encouragement, environment, and materials necessary for successful studying to take place.
  • - Free study skills, study strategies, and study tips can be found on this site. Content updated frequently, so check back often for valuable new study aids.
  • Study Guides and Strategies - Presents a variety of study guides and strategies in various categories including: preparing, learning, studying, classroom participation, learning with others, project management, reading skills, preparing for tests, taking tests, writing basics, writing types, research, math, science and technology, and webtruth.

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