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Helpful Links

Helpful Websites

For Parents:

http://www.parenthood.com/welcome.php – a resource for parents wanting information on a wide variety of topics.  The website’s A-Z section has many resources on topics such as child development, parenting tips, and health issues.

http://spoonful.com/ - Lots of ideas for parents on child friendly recipes, crafts, and activities for families to enjoy together . 

http://www.stopbullying.gov/ - resources for parents on talking to children about how to handle childhood conflicts, how to recognize and deal with bullying, and how to help your children develop a positive self-concept and resilience.

http://www.loveandlogic.com/ - a very popular resource for parents looking for a better way to discipline and build responsibility in their children.  I am not endorsing the products they sell, but their free information and resources are helpful!

http://celebratecalm.com/ - this site also sells parenting tapes, which I am not endorsing; however, they allow parents to sign up for a free email newsletter which sends great parenting tips to your inbox 1-2 times each week.  Parents tell me they get lots of great parenting strategies from the newsletters.

For Parents and Children to Explore Together:

http://kidshealth.org/ -  provides parents with lots of information about health and safety topics.  It also has a section for children that parents can use to help their children get information about health and safety topics in “kid friendly” language.

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/conflict/index.cfm – this site has an interactive video that is great to help younger elementary students practice conflict resolution.  By clicking on different choices, children can see how different reactions to a problem can result in different outcomes to the issue.  The video can be played in English or in Spanish.

http://mcgruff.org/ - has a parent information section and children’s sections with videos and games to practice skills on dealing with bullies and strangers

http://www.deploymentkids.com/ - for families who have a loved one serving in the military.  It has strategies and activities to help children adjust and cope with having someone they love deployed far away.