Parenting

“American parents today face a perfect storm of cultural and social circumstances that undermine the very foundations of parental authority.” Ron Taffel, Psychologist

WEBSITES:

KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. http://kidshealth.org/ 

Challenge Success Responding to an increase in academic and emotional problems among kids in the United States, psychologists, educators, physicians, and public health and policy experts in child and adolescent well-being convened at Stanford University in July 2007 to envision a coordinated approach to helping schools, parents and families develop alternative success models to align with research on healthy child development. http://www.challengesuccess.org

PBS : Each month, you’ll be able to get answers directly from experts covering a wide range of parenting topics. You’ll also have a chance to share your own expert tips with other parents. Join the conversation! http://www.pbs.org/parents/parenting/

Parent Further: Parent Further’s positive, strength-based approach to parenting focuses on what’s right with kids (and parents), and the small, everyday steps you can take to help kids be successful in the future. www.parentfurther.com 

 Search Institute has done all of the research on what kids need to grow and thrive. They have developed the list of 40 Assets that all kids need in their lives. You can find those lists on the website. www.search-institute.org

UNDERSTOOD for Learning and Attention Issues – Their goal is to help the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues. Understood aims to give parents a direct path to the support they need most to make them feel more confident and capable, less frustrated and alone.  https://www.understood.org/en 

Parenting Science – A website for parents who are interested in the big picture–childrearing and child development considered from the perspectives of anthropology, evolution, psychology, and neuroscience. http://www.parentingscience.com

YOUTUBE VIDEOS:

Dr. Wendy Mogel ‘Smart empathy: raising resilient children and teenagers’ at Young Minds 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJP8Ur3hr6A– 

ARTICLES:

Children and Stress

Over-scheduling

Fostering Social and Emotional Well-being

BLOGs:

Janet Lansbury Blog. “Parenting is definitely the hardest, most rewarding job I’ve ever had and has led to even more joy helping other parents. I hope my adventures as a parent and teacher, and whatever wisdom I’ve gained along the way, will help you, too.” http://www.janetlansbury.com/

Rachel Macy Stafford blogs about letting go of distraction, perfection, and societal pressures to focus on what really matters. http://www.handsfreemama.com/

The Motherlode Blog (NY Times).  At Motherlode, lead writer and editor, KJ Dell Antonia invites contributors and commenters to explore how our families affect our lives, and how the news affects our families—and all families. http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/

 

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