Resources Tagged With: parenting

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Top 10 Tips for Talking to Your Teen

moody teenTeenagers are known for being moody, irritable and stressed out. Just watch any old episode of Gossip Girl, Gilmore Girls or Glee. Trying to get through to your teen can feel about as productive as trying to get your houseplant to empty the dishwasher. The teen-parent relationship is often a power struggle: a seemingly perpetual game of tug-o-war. You want to be supportive, loving and open while simultaneously trying to enforce cell phone limitations and curfews. Meanwhile, your once kind and courteous child is asserting himself in a way that makes you wonder whether, in your years of parenting, you’ve ever done anything right.

While we can’t change the growing pains that accompany the teenage years, we have compiled some helpful suggestions to maximizing communication between you and your teen. Read more ›

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StaySafeOnline.org [web resource]

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StaySafeOnline.org
is a resource provided by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), whose mission is to “educate and empower our global digital society to use the Internet safely and securely.” NCSA provides a broad array of resources, which are organized by the target audience and topic. Read more ›

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Positive Parenting Practices [downloadable]

teen photoParenting a teen is not easy. Many outside influences distract our youth and add challenges to parenting efforts. Youth need adults who are there for them—people who connect with them, communicate with them, spend time with them, and show a genuine interest in them. A key parental role is helping teens understand that their health and well-being—now and in the future—are not simply a matter of chance, but a matter of choice.

By engaging in positive parenting, parents can help their adolescent make healthy choices. Read more ›

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Ways to Engage in Your Child’s School to Support Student Health and Learning [downloadable]

Mother And Daughter Meeting With Male TeacherAs a parent, you want your child to do well in school. You also want your child to be healthy and avoid behaviors that are risky or harmful. Through your guidance and support, you can have great influence on your child’s health and learning. One way you can show your support is by being involved in your child’s school. When parents are engaged in their children’s school activities, their children get better grades, choose healthier behaviors, and have better social skills.

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Community Education

Challenging Behavior: Identification and Response [presentation]

What problem behavior is your child exhibiting? What positive behavior do you want him/her to do instead?
Rachel O’Harra and Marcela Molina discuss problem behavior—the cause, the purpose, contributing factors, and strategies to reduce it. Read more ›

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American Academy of Pediatrics HealthyChildren.org [web resource]

healthykids_orgThe American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of  66​,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.​ In 2009, the AAP launched HealthyChildren.org to provide parents with health information from a trustworthy source.
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Parenting: 6 Reasons Your Teen’s Life is More Stressful Than Your Own

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John Nicholls, is the Assistant Director of Leadership Development at Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong, and he is the father of four teenagers.  In this article about teen stress, Nicholls shares what he has learned from his teens about the sometimes subtle pressures — biological, social and psychological — that make being a 21st-century teenager so complicated. Read more ›

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How I Learned Not to Be “That Mom” — a Mother’s Experience Advocating for Her Child With a Learning Disability

AEV_HeadshotAmy Valentine is the director of the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning, and she previously served as executive director of three virtual schools in Colorado. In early 2016, Valentine’s son was diagnosed with dysgraphia, a learning disability similar to dyslexia.

This is a difficult situation for a school, especially pre-diagnosis. As Valentine explains, “Post-diagnosis, though, there is support available for students who struggle to overcome a learning disability, from individual education plans to resource teachers and and technology assists. For my son, however, these tools did not materialize.” Read more ›

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10 Things Your Anxious Child Wants You to Know [downloadable]

worried child-2122019_640“It’s really hard to stop worrying.”
“My worries are real to me.”
“I really can’t fall asleep alone.”

In her work with children, Katie Hurley, LCSW, asks, “What is the one thing you wish your parents understood about your anxiety?”
The children’s answers vary, but there are some common themes… Read more ›

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Family Dynamics with Challenging Kids [presentation]

Do you have a challenging child? Presented by CHC’s Marcela Molina, LMFT and Rachel O’Harra, LMFT, this workshop for parents covers the following topics:

— Challenging kids and behaviors
— Parenting styles and dynamics
— Sibling dynamics
— Challenging interactions
— Building resilience
— When to seek help
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