In the Know:Information, Articles, and Websites Related to the Job of Parenting
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 KidsCommunity 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
Pennsylvania and local government services
Link: Local Resources
Talking to Your Child About Racism and Violence
How can you help children process what they’re seeing and manage their feelings? This is a great article to help when you talk with your children about racism and violence.
Link: Racism and Violence
How to Talk to Children About Racism, Prejudice, and Protests – An Age-by-Age Guide
Link: Talk to Children
Tips for Calming First-Day Jitters in Grade School
Back to School Anxiety
How to help kids manage worries and have a successful start to the school year.
From Child Mind Institute
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.
Keeping Kids Safe OnlineResources offered by Dr. Russell Sabella on educating children, parents, educators and other stakeholders about the responsible use of technology
Parent Media and Technology Education Program
Website offering resources on responsible technology use, including family media agreements and Internet safety tips.
Managing Tantrums and Other Concerning BehaviorsArticles 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 BehaviorsLiana LowensteinLeah Davies
College and Career Readiness . . . yes, even in elementary school!Great resources for exploring and promoting career development at the elementary level.Tips to Help Children Deal with Stressors
Link: Dealing with ConflictAnxiety in Children: What is normal and how to handle it
Link: Anxious Behaviors
Tips to Help Your Elementary Student Handle Stress
Link: StressHow Untreated Anxiety Can Look Like DisrespectfulLink: Anxiety and Disruption
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.