It seems every day there is new research on parenting and child development. While exciting, it often feels overwhelming. Wade Thomas is establishing a new lending library for books about parenting in our school library and posting articles, websites and book reviews here on our website. Please let us know if you have books to donate or are interesting in writing a book review.
Untangled is approachable, engaging and easy to read. It is packed with practical advice, real-life scenarios and backed up with scientific research. Lisa Damour brings her wit and wisdom to help lift the curtain of what is going on in the brains of teenage girls as they transition from childhood...Read More »
The Soul of Discipline: The Simplicity Parenting Approach to Warm, Firm, and Calm Guidance- From Toddlers to Teens
In this groundbreaking book, parenting expert and acclaimed author of the bestselling book Simplicity Parenting Kim John Payne, M.Ed., flips the script on children’s challenging or defiant behavior and lays out an elegantly simple plan to support parents in establishing loving, age-sensitive boundaries that help children feel safe and settled. In short:...Read More »
One and All: Strategies to Protect Students, Reject Bullying and Build Communities where Everyone Thrives
This is a great compilation of articles, videos and personal perspectives from the Harvard Graduate School of Education for parents and teachers about preventing bullying by creating strong connections and caring and respectful communities.Read More »
There is no magic bullet to controlling what your children are exposed to on the web and how much access they have to technology but this comprehensive guide can help. But remember the best is still having open conversations with your kids about technology and your family’s views on how...Read More »
Back in September we were lucky to have John O’Sullivan from Changing the Game Project come to our community and talk to parents, coaches and youth sports groups about the ways we can help our athletes perform to their potential, while at the same time giving children ownership and enjoyment...Read More »
If you missed our Parent Ed event with Polly Ely, check out some of her upcoming Labs at The Lab Method. With a focus on building secure attachments among family members, Polly’s compassionate, moving, and humorous approach leaves parents and partners with the practical tools they need to build deep...Read More »
Parents Place offers dynamic, interactive workshops concerning everything from behavior and temperament to discipline and limit-setting to separation and divorce. Catering to parents and caregivers of newborns, teens, and every age in between, our workshops are led by experienced educators, clinicians, and other professionals. View Workshops...Read More »
These great cards from Polly Ely at The Lab Method offer a new kind of talk to use for those tough parenting moments. Each card presents a sticky situation or scenario you find yourself in daily with your kids and offers a compassionate, yet straight-forward script to help you and...Read More »
The Me, Me, Me Epidemic: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World
Review from Amazon
Whenever Amy McCready mentions the “entitlement epidemic” to a group of parents, she is inevitably met with eye rolls, nodding heads, and loaded comments about affected children. It seems everywhere one looks, there are preschoolers who only behave in the grocery store for a treat, narcissistic teenagers posting...Read More »
There are some excellent resources for parents on our District math website maintained by the Julia Wolcott, the District Math Coordinator, including activities and games that could help your child practice his/her math skill over the summer and during the school year....Read More »
The non-profit organization offers ‘essential family guides’ to apps and other digital media as well as a library of age-based and educational ratings and reviews for apps, websites, games, TV shows, movies, books and music. The above link “offers the latest research, tips, and tools on...Read More »
As parents we are the most important role models for our kids. This article from The New York Times explores the importance of setting areas and times of day that are no-phone zones for both kids and parents....Read More »
5 Things to Think about before Buying your Child a Cell Phone
Recent CNN article (and video) on “5 things to think about before buying your child a cell phone”
Is Your Child Ready for a Cell Phone?
Highlights the pros and cons, including health considerations, and concludes with suggested cell phone rules for kids.
Safe Search Kids: cell phone tips
This site is full of cell phone safety tips, especially if considering a smart phone for your teen. You can also find parent guides for social media, avoiding cyberbullying issues and the Internet.
Common Sense Media Cell Phone Parenting
The non-profit organization offers ‘essential family guides’ to apps and other digital media as well as a library of age-based and educational ratings and reviews for apps, websites, games, TV shows, movies, books and music. The above link “covers topics to help parents...Read More »
The Screenagers film website hosts a multitude of digital media resources such as screen time contracts, parenting apps, and Tech Talk Tuesday topics for your family.
Come visit the Parent Ed Library!
Underneath the pink and green cloth in the library is the Parent Ed library. Come and check it out!
Check out Books
If you see a book you like, just sign your name to the card in...Read More »
Talk from Redwood High school, October 2016 by Jennifer Golick, Ph.D., LMFTRead More »
Book Review: The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
You’re baffled why your child refuses to go to swim lessons, because last week, you couldn’t get him out of the pool. Or maybe your children are fighting again, and one is about to explode.
Most of us try to survive these situations, but Dr. Daniel J. Siegel and Dr. Tina...Read More »