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Links for Parents

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A good resource for parents: www.parenttoolkit.com The Children’s Room is a center for bereaved children and teenagers and the adults who are part of their lives. It provides a caring and safe environment in which bereaved families can learn from each other to deal with their grief and find ways to heal. www.childrensroom.org Hear and […]

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Things to Remember About Teenagers

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They are not finished yet They act more powerfully than they feel They assume they are not capable when the pieces don’t fit – high expectations They may not have learned the language to talk about or be aware of what they are feeling They honestly did forget because they are usually in “in the […]

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Homework & Parents Report

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“Parental Involvement in Homework: A Review of Current Research and Its Implications for Teachers, After School Program Staff, and Parent Leaders” from the Harvard Family Research Project. October 2004, 10 pages. read pdf

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Do Peers’ Parents Matter?

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The parents of teenagers’ friends can have as much effect on teens’ decisions about substance use as their own parents, a new study suggests. If the parents of a teenager’s friends are not aware of their own child’s alcohol or drug use, or condone it, then it is more likely the teen will drink or […]

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Medical Marijuana

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As the evidence mounts of the negative effects of medical marijuana laws in various states, it’s even more important for parents to recognize that marijuana needs to be on their parenting radar screen. READ MORE

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1 Tutor + 1 Student = Better Math Scores, Less Fear

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Math can be as scary as spiders and snakes, at least in the brain of an 8-year-old child. And that early anxiety about dealing with numbers can put a child at a significant disadvantage, not only in school but in negotiating life and a career. Fortunately, a study of third-graders, published this week in the Journal […]