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Nutrition for Parents - USDA

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This US Department of Agriculture site provides valuable information for parents interested in teaching their children healthy eating habits. The site has a seasonal guide for healthy...more
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This US Department of Agriculture site provides valuable information for parents interested in teaching their children healthy eating habits. The site has a seasonal guide for healthy eating, ten tips for planning healthy school lunches, activities that parents and children can do together, and a list of health conscious reading resources sorted by age-group.

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Household products database - National Institutes of Health

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Developed with funding from the National Center for Environmental Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this site may be helpful to parents looking to keep household...more
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Developed with funding from the National Center for Environmental Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this site may be helpful to parents looking to keep household products out of the reach of youngsters. You can search the database by product category, or by active chemical ingredients. Detailed information about each of the included products gives proper handling instructions, safety precautions, and information for the safe and appropriate disposal of these products.

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Understanding University Success

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While there's a wealth of "common knowledge" about what it takes to succeed in higher education, specific discussions of the factors and preparation that let students succeed is harder...more
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While there's a wealth of "common knowledge" about what it takes to succeed in higher education, specific discussions of the factors and preparation that let students succeed is harder to find. Developed by a consortium of leading universities, this online PDF reference is the sort of reading that counselors, parents, and students should have available when they begin to plan their high school careers.Remember that your computer will have to open Acrobat Reader to open the reference pages and booklet. Be patient if you are on a slower connection.

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In the Classroom

Guidance counselors will find this one especially useful.
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Great Expectations - PTA

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Adult's expectations can be overwhelming for children. Learn about the two types of expectations parents have for their children and how too much expectation can be crushing. This...more
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Adult's expectations can be overwhelming for children. Learn about the two types of expectations parents have for their children and how too much expectation can be crushing. This site guides parents to listen and be realistic about what they want from children.

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Suicide Concerns

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Know the warning signs and don't ignore them, suicide is the third leading cause of death in teens and young 'twenty-somethings'. Visit this site to get the clues, ...more
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Know the warning signs and don't ignore them, suicide is the third leading cause of death in teens and young 'twenty-somethings'. Visit this site to get the clues, information to help someone who is at risk, and the Girls and Boys Town Hotline Number for suicide prevention.

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Inhalants

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Inhalants are easy to get and potentially fatal. Every parent needs be sure they understand the dangers and the symptoms of inhalant abuse. This site lists what ...more
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Inhalants are easy to get and potentially fatal. Every parent needs be sure they understand the dangers and the symptoms of inhalant abuse. This site lists what to watch for and offers a crisis intervention phone number for parents and teens.

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Dealing With Your Teen's Friends

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Your teen's friends need to be aware of your expectations when they visit your home. Here are some helpful suggestions for parents to use before an embarrassing situation arises. ...more
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Your teen's friends need to be aware of your expectations when they visit your home. Here are some helpful suggestions for parents to use before an embarrassing situation arises.

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Apologizing

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Sometimes simple rules can guide us through life's more difficult tasks and learning to apologize is one of them. This site lists some steps to use when offering a ...more
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Sometimes simple rules can guide us through life's more difficult tasks and learning to apologize is one of them. This site lists some steps to use when offering a sincere apology, an important skill for parents as well as children.

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Setting Boundaries

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Understanding healthy boundaries can protect your teen from situations they cannot handle. This site offers some information and warning signs parents can look for to determine if...more
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Understanding healthy boundaries can protect your teen from situations they cannot handle. This site offers some information and warning signs parents can look for to determine if a teen's boundaries are too open.

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Positive Consequences Mean Keep Up The Good Work!

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When used correctly, a positive consequence will increase the frequency of positive behavior. Here are some suggestions for positive consequences that parents can try with their children....more
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When used correctly, a positive consequence will increase the frequency of positive behavior. Here are some suggestions for positive consequences that parents can try with their children.

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Changing Your Child's Negative Point of View!

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This site introduces parents to the skill of 'reframing' and explains ways parents can use it to help children understand the more positive side of things. This is an ...more
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This site introduces parents to the skill of 'reframing' and explains ways parents can use it to help children understand the more positive side of things. This is an invaluable little tidbit of information.

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Pressure-proofing Your Kids

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This site presents information about how peer pressure can be exerted and tells parents what signs mean your child is most vulnerable. Included are simple suggestions parents can...more
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This site presents information about how peer pressure can be exerted and tells parents what signs mean your child is most vulnerable. Included are simple suggestions parents can use to counteract the negative effects of peer pressure, we wish this valuable information was more in depth.

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Peer Pressure: Positive and Negative

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Your child's friends can have a good as well as a bad influence on you child. This site takes a look at the ways friends can be positive; it's ...more
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Your child's friends can have a good as well as a bad influence on you child. This site takes a look at the ways friends can be positive; it's a new way to think of peer pressure.

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Chart It

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This site explains the use of charts and contracts to change children's behavior. With charts and contracts, privileges are contingent on specific behaviors you want to see from your...more
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This site explains the use of charts and contracts to change children's behavior. With charts and contracts, privileges are contingent on specific behaviors you want to see from your kids.

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Telling the Truth: It's a Skill

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This site will help parents teach children the proper way to tell the truth. It offers brief 'easy to remember' tips for children to follow. ...more
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This site will help parents teach children the proper way to tell the truth. It offers brief 'easy to remember' tips for children to follow.

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Positive Consequences

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Are you considering using rewards for as a positive consequence for your child's behavior? Here are some guidelines along with a brief description of the topic and several ideas for...more
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Are you considering using rewards for as a positive consequence for your child's behavior? Here are some guidelines along with a brief description of the topic and several ideas for a "Joy Jar."

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Effective Praise: Applaud the Effort, Not Just the Outcome

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Help your child form a positive self image by following the suggestions on this site. By focusing on skill improvement and honest effort rather than performance, parents can support...more
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Help your child form a positive self image by following the suggestions on this site. By focusing on skill improvement and honest effort rather than performance, parents can support their children through many challenges. We wish this site had more information and examples.

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Video Games

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This site lays out the advantages and disadvantages of video games. Several commonsense guidelines are offered to help parents keep video games in their place. ...more
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This site lays out the advantages and disadvantages of video games. Several commonsense guidelines are offered to help parents keep video games in their place.

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Steps to Bully Proof Your Child

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Always a difficult subject, bullies can ruin your child's upper elementary school day. Bullies often manage to operate without adults' awareness. Here are six straightforward strategies...more
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Always a difficult subject, bullies can ruin your child's upper elementary school day. Bullies often manage to operate without adults' awareness. Here are six straightforward strategies to help your child deal with bullies.

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Adjusting to School

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Here are some commonsense suggestions parents can use to foster successful experiences in school. This site focuses on the after school hours and good daily habits. ...more
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Here are some commonsense suggestions parents can use to foster successful experiences in school. This site focuses on the after school hours and good daily habits.

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