Parent Resources

Back to School Tips

Back to School Tips
A list of ideas for parents of school-age children, covering topics such as backpack comfort and safety, starting a new school, school avoidance, study habits, child care, television use, and alcohol abuse prevention. From the American Academy of Pediatrics(AAP).

 

Firstgov.gov: Back to School

The following links provide resources for students, parents, and educators in preparation for returning to school in the fall.

Achievement

MiddleWeb
MiddleWeb provides a wealth of resources for schools, districts, educators, parents, and public school advocates working to raise achievement for all students in the middle grades.

One Teen at a Time
This Web-based public education campaign includes resources and tools to assist teens, parents and professionals in achieving healthy and positive outcomes.

All Kinds of Minds

The All Kinds of Minds’ mission is to help students who struggle with learning measurably improve their success in school and life by providing programs that integrate educational, scientific and clinical expertise.

Partnership for Family Involvement in Education

A list of resources for parents from The Department of Education.

National PTA
National PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the United States. A not-for-profit association of parents, educators, students, and other citizens active in their schools and communities, PTA is a leader in reminding our nation of its obligations to children.

Tutor.com
Provides a database of tutors offering online and face-to-face services in academic and nonacademic subjects.

 

 

Gifted and Talented

The Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University
The Center for Talented Youth at the Johns Hopkins University runs an academic talent search. At this site you can also find topics such as conferences, publications, and the latest research.

National Association for Gifted Children
NAGC is a non-profit organization of parents, teachers, educators, other professionals and community leaders who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences.

Tough Issues

Talking With Kids About Tough Issues
This is the Web site for the national initiative by Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation to encourage parents to talk to their children earlier and more often about tough issues like sex, HIV/Aids, violence, alcohol and drug abuse. Free materials offered.

Parents. The Anti-Drug
This site provides information for parents and educators about drugs, drug-prevention resources, and includes activities for the classroom.

Girl Talk: Choices and Consequences of Underage Drinking
The goal of Girl Talk is to reduce underage drinking among teenage girls by promoting improved on-going communication between girls and moms.

ParentsMedGuide.org

The American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry have prepared these Guides to help patients, families, and physicians make informed decisions about obtaining and administering the most appropriate care for a child with depression. These Guides have been endorsed by many national medical, family and patient advocacy organizations.

DivorceInfo.Com
Basic pointers, resources, and advice to help families going through divorce. This page is specifically designed for parents to help children and adolescence work through their impending divorce in healthy ways.

GrievingChild.org A Service of The Dougy Center
The mission of The Dougy Center for Grieving Children is to provide a safe place where children, teens and families grieving a death can share their experiences as they move through their healing process.

 

 

 

College and Finances

College Savings Programs
This website is sponsored by the National Association of State Treasurers and has information about college savings plans.

AnyCollege
AnyCollege.Net’s premiere college search functionality allows users to search by college type, program, state, sport, and college name. AnyCollege.Net also gives away scholarships to aid students on their journey through college.

Covering Kids
Covering Kids Families promotes low-cost and free health care coverage for children and families.