Web Resources for Parents

General Information about Parenting & Teens

"Bringing learning to life."
A parent’s guide to middle school. From adolescent brain development to encouraging positive body image, this site has loads of information and academic, social and developmental assistance for parents with middle school age children. Includes links to academic support for students.

Family Education
"Family Education Network is an Internet education source initiated by Pearson plc. Family Education Network features resources for K-12 parents, teachers, and students."

Your Sixth Grader

Your Seventh Grader

Your Eighth Grader

Literacy Matters - Online learning opportunities, information and suggestions for encouraging reading.

New Jersey Department of Education - "Providing leadership to prepare students for the 21st century."
NJ PEP (NJ Professional Education Portal) - Virtual Academy

U.S. Department of Education - “Promoting educational excellence for all Americans.”
Helping Your Child Series

PBS Parents
"The PBS Parents Guide to Raising Girls will help you understand your daughter's inner and outer worlds. You'll find out how to help her grow up powerful, self-confident, and self-aware - with a critical eye towards the messages the media is marketing for her."

"It's tough being a boy in America today. The PBS Parents Guide to Raising Boys will help you understand what it's like. Discover how to help your boy feel confident, succeed in school, and grow up resilient and responsible."

Dove Campaign for Real Beauty - A website designed to increase self-esteem among girls.

Parentingteens.about.com - Offers a range of helpful advice on such topics as helping your teen handle peer pressure, how to raise a drug-free teen, and communication strategies for parents of teens.

Kidshealth.org - As part of The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media, this website provides families with perspective, advice and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.

Cybersafety Information Sites

Safekids.com - Online internet safety tips for kids and parents.

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