• 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

     

    Pennsylvania and local government services

    Link: Local Resources

     

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    Helping Your Child Understand the Riots at the Capitol

    Link: Child Mind

     
     

     

    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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    What to watch out for

    School Anxiety in Kids

     

     

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    Talking with You Children about the Coronavirus . . .

    and Other Helpful Resources 

      

    A video link designed to help explain the Coronavirus to children

    Link: Coronavirus 

     

    A great story by one if my favorite authors, Julia Cook

    Link: The Yucky Bug

     

    A message of hope and trust dealing with the Coronavirus

    Link: Hope

     

    A video link designed to help explain the brain and anxiety to children

    Link: Brain and Anxiety

     

     

    Helpful sites to help adults understand how to talk to children about the virus and ease anxieties:

     

    File: Continue to Stay Safe at Home

     

     

    Link: Child Mind Signs of Depression During the Coronavirus 

     

     

    Link: Child Mind Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

     

     

    Link: The National Association of School Psychologists Talking to Children about COVID-19

     

     

    Link: Hey Sigmund What to Say to Help Kids Feel Calm when the World Feels Fragile

     

     

    Link: Understood When Kids are Anxious about Coronavirus: What to Do

     

     

    Link: Child Mind Anxious Stomacheaches and Headaches

     

     

    Link: Dulwich College Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19

     

     

    Link: Child Mind Support for Kids with ADHD During the Coronavirus Crisis

     

     

     

    How to support your child when someone is dying:

     

    Link: Dougy Center

     

     

    A link to 3 books related to grief and loss.

    Link: The Poet's Dog, Rabbit and the Motorbike, Birdsong

     * Parents, please read these stories BEFORE you share them with your child.

     

     

     

    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

     


      

    Raising Resilient Children 

     
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    Helping Kids Make Decisions

    Link: Child Mind

     

    An article on stressing the importance of hard work over intelligence

    Link: Dweck Raising Smart Kids

     


     

    Books that Teach

    Website summarizing children's books, sorted by topic.

    Link: http://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

     

    Into the Cloud

    Videos to help explain Internet safety to children.

    Link: Into the Cloud

     

     

    Managing 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.

     

    Helping Children with Feelings of Frustration

    Link: Feelings of Frustration

     

     

    Angry Kids: Dealing with Explosive Behavior
    Link: Explosive Behaviors

     

    Is Your Child's Anger Normal?

    Link: Child Mind

     

    Liana Lowenstein

    Link : http://www.lianalowenstein.com/articlesParent.html

     

    Trouble with Flexible Thinking

    Link: Problems with Flexible Thinking

     

    Leah Davies

    Link: http://www.kellybear.com/ParentTips.html

     

     

    Link: How to Help Children Calm Down

     

     

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

    Link: Anxious Behaviors

     

     

    Tips to Help Your Elementary Student Handle Stress

    Link: Stress

     

     

    How Untreated Anxiety Can Look Like Disrespectful 

    Link: Anxiety and Disruption

     

    Substance Addiction and Abuse

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    Link: Addiction Resources


     

     How to Help Siblings Get Along

    Child Mind Institute

     

    Link: How to Help Siblings Get Along

     

    Resource: Siblings Journal

     

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    Tips to Help Children Follow Directions

    Link: Advice From Experts 

     

     


     

    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

     

     http://www.pacareerzone.org

     

    pbslearningmedia.org/collection/a-z-career-lab/#.Xnk5YYhKg2x

     
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    Tips to Help Children Deal with Conflicts

     


     

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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