• In the Know:
    Information, Articles, and Websites Related to the Job of Parenting 

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    While this mama penguin makes it look easy, the job of parenting is hard work. Oftentimes, we need the advice of professionals to guide us along the way. Below are some web resources that I have found helpful. As always, please feel free to contact the counseling office for any reason throughout the school year.

     

     
    Access to Health Care for Kids
     

     
    Community Resource Guide for Adams County

    A list of community resources, including listings for child care, food pantry, financial assistance, health services, housing, etc.

    Link: Community Resources

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    Tips for Calming First-Day Jitters in Grade School

    From Understood.com

    Click here for tips

     

     

    Back to School Anxiety

    How to help kids manage worries and have a successful start to the school year.

    From Child Mind Institute

    Click here for tips

     

     
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    An article on stressing the importance of hard work over intelligence

    Dweck Raising Smart Kids

     

     

    Books that Teach

    Website summarizing children's books, sorted by topic.

    Link:bhttp://booksthathealkids.blogspot.com

     

     
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    Keeping Kids Safe Online

    Resources offered by Dr. Russell Sabella on educating children, parents, educators and other stakeholders about the responsible use of technology
    Link: http://www.guardingkids.com/resources.htm

    Parent Media and Technology Education Program

    Website offering resources on responsible technology use, including family media agreements and Internet safety tips.
    Link: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/parent-media-education

     

     

    Managing Tantrums and Other Concerning Behaviors

    Articles on effective parenting strategies to manage tantrums and behavioral problems, or learn tips on how to help your child cope with grief, divorce, and trauma.
     
    Angry Kids: Dealing with Explosive Behavior
    Link: Explosive Behaviors
     
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    College and Career Readiness . . . yes, even in elementary school!

    Great resources for exploring and promoting career development at the elementary level.

     http://www.vacareerview.org/parents

     
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    Tips to Help Children Deal with Stressors

    Link: Dealing with Conflict

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    Anxiety in Children: What is normal and how to handle it

    Link: Anxious Behaviors

    Tips to Help Your Elementary Student Handle Stress

    Link: Stress

     

     

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    This is a fantastic website to help adults understand attention and learning issues in children. If you have a child with learning difficulties, check out Understanding Your Child's Challenges section. Also, a great resource for how to empower your child.

    Link: Understood.org