Other Parent Resources

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Parenting and Parent Resources

  • Adventures in Parenting
    How responding, preventing, monitoring, mentoring, and modeling can help you be a successful parent. Information for parents from the National Institures of Health.
  • Bright Beginnings
    The Florida DOE’s site includes resources and strategies designed to help parents get involved in their child’s education.
  • Center for Effective Parenting
    Information for parents from the Center for Effective Parenting.
  • Child Development & Parenting
    Information for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Family Dynamics
    Families are much more than groups of individuals. They have their own goals and aspirations. They also are places where every child and adult should feel that he or she is special and be encouraged to pursue his or her own dreams; a place where everyone’s individuality is permitted to flourish.
  • Emotional Wellness
    Children need to realize that the world is a better place because they are in it. Understanding the importance of personal contribution can serve as a source of purpose and motivation.
  • Ages & Stages
    Learn about the different stages in your child’s life from prenatal to 21 years old.
  • Child Abuse Prevention Organization – “Strengthening Families Around The World”
  • Family Netwrok on Disabilities (FND)
    Family Network on Disabilities is a national network of individuals of all ages who may be at-risk, have disabilities, or have special needs and their families, professionals, and concerned citizens.
  • National Parent Helpline
    The National Parent Helpline® is here for you and is open to parents and caregivers of children and youth of all ages.
  • Positive Parenting Tips
    Parenting is a process that prepares your child for independence. As your child grows and develops, there are many things you can do to help your child. These links will help you learn more about your child’s development, positive parenting, safety, and health at each stage of your child’s life.

Involvement in My Child’s Education

  • Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships
    Parent Toolkit is a one-stop resource developed with parents in mind. It’s produced by NBC News Learn and supported by Pearson and includes information about almost every aspect of your child’s development, because they’re all connected.
  • Family & School Partnership Act
    The Family and School Partnership for Student Achievement Act was created to provide families with specific information regarding their child’s educational progress and comprehensive information about their choices and opportunities for involvement in their child’s education.
  • Just For Parents
    The mission of the Bureau of Family and Community Outreach is to empower families and communities with resources and information needed to promote a high quality education for their children.
  • My Child’s Academic Success
    What parents can do to support children’s learning at all ages — babies and toddlers, preschoolers, elementary school, middle school, and high school
  • A Child Becomes a Reader: Birth through Preschool
    When does a child learn to read? Many people might say, “in kindergarten or first grade.” But researchers have told us something very important. Learning to read and write can start at home, long before children go to school. Children can start down the road to becoming readers from the day they are born.
  • A Child Becomes a Reader: Kindergarten through Grade 3
    The road to becoming a reader begins the day a child is born and continues through the end of third grade. At that point, a child must read with ease and understanding to take advantage of the learning opportunities in fourth grade and beyond—in school and in life.

School Attendance

  • Bringing Attendance Home: Parent Video
    In this resource from Attendance Works, a variety of parents speak about the importance of school attendance and making sure absences don’t add up. This video offers practical, every day steps parents can take to help their children attend school and highlights ways schools and communities can help reduce barriers to attendance.
  • Attendance Works
    The mission of Attendance Works is to advance student success and help close equity gaps by reducing chronic absence.

Bullying Prevention

  • National Bullying Prevention Center
    PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center actively leads social change to prevent childhood bullying, so that all youth are safe and supported in their schools, communities and online.
  • Stop Bullying Now!
    You can learn all about bullying and what you can do to stop it. Take a look around and you’ll find games and cartoon Webisodes that help you Take a Stand. Lend a Hand. Stop Bullying Now!

School & Home Safety

Video Games and Internet Safety