Resources & Good Ideas

 

Whether your title is “Mom,” “Dad,” grandparent, step-parent, or foster parent, if you’ve got the job of parenting, it’s tough to keep up with all the information that’s available to you.  We realize that members of our community have a wide range of concerns and beliefs but share a desire to prepare children to live successful adult lives.   When compiling links we make every effort to collect high-quality, informative sites representing a variety of viewpoints. Over on the  Free Stuff  page you’ll find useful,downloadable tools and articles.                                         Movies with a Message is a list of uplifting movies enjoyed by parents and often suitable for the whole family.  Created with help from the people on my Facebook page…. take a look and feel free to suggest some others. And, speaking of Facebook…  My page “likes” some other pages. Some I’ve known for a long time and some I’ve just “met.” Our blog category ‘Special Topics’ has evolved from years of conversations with parents.  While I can’t resist cataloging links that may give you a starting point when you need new information please remember:

  • this information is not a substitute for professional or medical advice
  • inclusion of a link should not be considered an endorsement

Whenever possible I include free tools.  ‘Resources for Parents’ is a work in progress  ~ please feel free to suggest tools that have been useful to your family.

  • Alcohol & Other Drugs  Most parents worry about the risks children face as a result of the abuse of alcohol and other drugs.  Take a look at these sites for information about prevention, recovery, treatment and support or at A Day in the Life from the Children’s Defense Fund for a closer look at the issues facing kids and teens.
  • Autism There’s more to learn every day.
  • Bullying  is a form of violence that can have a far-reaching impact. These sites have resources and suggestions for putting a stop to it.
  • Financial Literacy– Do your kids a favor –  get an early start on entrepreneurship, financial management and workplace skills.
  • Foster & Adoptive Families – While all of the general parenting resources can be useful, sometimes there are special challenges and rewards.
  • Healthy Habits– check what you know about nutrition, create a healthy environment and build values at the same time. Sports can help build muscles — and attitudes and improve outlooks
  • Inspiration and Role Models – Good parents know that it’s one thing to tell kids about values and character and another to show them. A well-chosen role model is worth more than a thousand words. Often it’s the simplest acts of inspiration which serve as the best building blocks.
  • Parenting Skills and Attitudes – Whether your title is “Mom,” “Dad,” grandparent, step-parent, or foster parent, if you’ve got the job of parenting, check out these sites.
  • Safety – Keep kids safe at home, on the road, on the internet…
  • Sports – Whether team or individual, sports offer us ways to connect as a family, more movement, stories and…

 

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