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The Parent Center offers informative parenting information. I have materials on a wide variety of parenting topics, if there is a topic that you are interested in that I may not have, please meet with me so that your needs can be met. These resources are maintained in my office or right here on my website.
With the start of this 2020-2021 school year, lots of change and unknowns are ahead of us. These changes can cause stress and anxiety. Sometimes children can't use their words to describe how they feel, instead it may show up in physical symptoms such as headaches or stomach aches. Please take some time to read this informative article to learn the different signs/symptoms your child may exhibit that is anxiety or stress induced so that they can get the help they need.
Ways to keep your child in school!!!
(taken from D.G. Literacy Foundation)
A child who loves learning will learn to love school.
Help your child; read, explain and teach them whenever you can. Make sure that your child does not become one of the one million students who drop out of school every year in this country. Remember that no child is ever too young to learn that a good education is a sure way to a better life.
A child does not decide to drop out of school overnight. Usually, it's something he or she has been thinking about for years. As a parent, you can take steps to prevent your child from dropping out. It's important to start early. Your child needs to be encouraged, listened to and loved.
Infants and Toddlers
*Be a good role model. Your child learns by watching you.
*Hold and hug your child often. It's good for the both of you.
*Keep your baby healthy, good diet and regular doctor visits. A healthy baby has a head start on learning.
*Teach your child about the world around you.
*don't be in a hurry, give your child time to learn and grow.
*turn off the TV, give your child a picture book or try coloring and drawing together.
*let your child help with simple tasks like putting up toys and clothes.
*be active in your child's school. Make sure your child goes everyday.
*get to know your child's teachers and talk to them regularly.
*read to your child and ask them to read to you.
*make sure your child has plenty of play time and learns how to share.
*Always make time to listen, it's one of the most important things you can do.
*Ask about your child's day at school and homework, be ready to praise them for a job well done.
*Make sure that the homework gets done.
*meet with your child's friends and watch them as carefully as you do your own children.
*Visit the school often, if you think there is a problem, talk to the teachers and principal immediately.
Here are some valuable and informational links that may interest you....
Defiant Children- http://www.siue.edu/~jejewel/Defiant%20children.html
Drug Awareness (month of October)- here are some fabulous sites for kids about the dangers of drugs and how to say "NO" to them!!!
Here are some websites to assist parents in talking to their children about the dangers of drugs:
NATIONAL PARENTING CENTER: www. tnpc.com The National Parent Center, a national "parent information service" founded in 1989, is dedicated to providing information to parents to assist and support in positive parenting efforts. Guidance is offered via some of the most well-known child-rearing authorities in the form of daily features and articles of interest covering developmental stages beginning from Pregnancy and Newborn to Pre-Teens and Adolescence. Topics include: communication, socialization, body image, drug use, setting limits, privacy and much more.
LD ONLINE: www.Ldonline.org The focus of this site is learning disabilities, and it contains information for parents, teachers, and children. This site is a service of the Learning Disabilities Project at WETZ, Washington D.C., in association with the Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities.
FAMILY EDUCATION: www.familyeducation.com This award winning site connects parents with information, with experts, and with each other to create a supportive and engaging community. Topics include: activities to do with your child, ages and grades, parenting challenges, and much more.
PARENTS TOOLBOX: www.ctw.org/parents ----- The Parents Toolbox is the place where moms and dads can find advice and easy, entertaining activities for the entire family. The information here is trustworthy and unique. Why? Because it grows out of 30 years of carefully researched, kid-tested knowledge that the Children's Television Workshop (CTW) has been accumulating since the first Sesame Street show went on the air in 1969.
LIFE SKILLS 4 KIDS: http://www.lifeskills4kids.com/
Social Skills lessons help children achieve their personal best in life, promote self-responsibility and motivate children to maintain positive relationships and respect for others.
CAN DO!: http://www.ucando.org
An ability focused web site dedicated to helping all people develop a "can-do" attitude and approach to life, no matter what the obstacles. By understanding how our attitude and abilities help us make a difference in our own lives, and in the lives of others, people of all ages will discover for themselves that "anything is possible!"
POSITIVE DISCIPLINE: http://www.positivediscipline.com/
Positive Discipline Associates' mission is to create peace in the world through peace in homes and classrooms. Positive Discipline promotes and encourages the development of life skills and respectful relationships in family, school, business and community systems.
http://www.cei.net/~rcox/dontake.html (a guide to positive discipline)
http://www.kellybear.com/ParentTips/ParentTip1.html (the ABC's of Parenting)
http://www.kellybear.com/ParentTips/ParentTip6.html (How to deal with an Angry child)
http://www.kellybear.com/ParentTips/ParentTip4.html (20 ways to foster values in children)
http://www.freebehaviorcharts.com (parents you can use this easy sight to work with us along at home as well, supporting positive behavior)
Here's a free 5-lesson report that will
give you some ideas you can use at home immediately: