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10 Internet Safety Tips for Parents

If you’re a parent and you’re feeling lost when it comes to guiding your child with technology, you’re not alone. Where can schools begin when educating parents about internet safety? These key messages might form the basis for some of your conversations or communications with families.  learn more

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20 Apps To Combat Anxiety and Stress

Let’s face it, we’re all feeling a little bit anxious these days! While some people can take a quick moment and zen out, others need a bit of help. Experts suggest meditation, yoga movements, taking deep breaths, and listening to calming music. Luckily there are apps for all of these! Below find some of the…  learn more

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3 Ways to Encourage Your Child to Read

Raising a successful reader begins with simple steps, like modeling good reading habits for your child and creating a dialogue around books in your household.  learn more

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6 Safe Search Engines for Kids

With school back in session, the Internet can be a great resource for homework help, but you might be worried about your child accessing inappropriate sites and information while he surfs the Web. These safe search engines for kids offer prescreened sites and age-appropriate filters and content, so your child can have the freedom to browse…  learn more

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A Mighty Girl

A Mighty Girl is the world’s largest collection of books, toys, movies, and music for parents, teachers, and others dedicated to raising smart, confident, and courageous girls and, of course, for girls themselves! After years of seeking out empowering and inspirational books for our four young nieces, we decided to create A Mighty Girl as…  learn more

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Back to School Fun with LPB and PBS KIDS!

Don't miss the Back to School HUB on PBS Parents! Get tips, activities, and printables that help children create routines, manage emotions and build friendships. The back-to-school collection on PBS LearningMedia offers resources that can be customized to meet the unique learning needs of your child.  learn more

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Cyberwise

Learn about everything from TikTok to Snapchat on our Learning Hubs,  take a FREE Digital Citizenship Course for Parents or Educators, ask for a Presentation.  Join us for our next Cyberwise Chat! This is the companion site to Cyber Civics, the most comprehensive middle school digital literacy curriculum you'll find!  learn more

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Cyberwise Chats: Parents Guide

With more content at our fingertips than ever before, it can be overwhelming to ensure that what kids are watching is appropriate and thoughtful. Join kids media expert CJ Lindsey and Cyber Civics Outreach Director Peter Kelley as they give you the information and tools you need to feel confident about what your kids are…  learn more

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Early Childhood Texas: Resources for Raising Kids

Early Childhood Texas aims to provide families with young children easy access to Texas state agency programs, services, and resources.  learn more

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Emergency Preparation Toolkit

Supporting you as you make a difference in your children’s lives. PSEG and Sesame Workshop have partnered to create bilingual (English and Spanish), multiple media programs that help families prepare for, and respond to, emergencies and provide tools so that children can build the skills they need to become resilient. With Let’s Get Ready, families learn to…  learn more

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Figure This

Point your parents and students towards math challenges for the whole family at Figure This. The site was created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Their goal is to help families enjoy mathematics outside school through a series of fun and engaging high-quality challenges. Helping families enjoy mathematics outside school through a series…  learn more

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How to Get Back Into Reading After Summer Break

Back-to-school season is a great time for kids to strengthen their reading muscles. Here’s how you can help! Don't worry, there are ways to get your child back in the habit before school begins.  Here are teacher-approved ways to help kids brush up on their literacy skills as they ease back into the school year. JUL…  learn more

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Kids' Health

Research shows that children who have their physical and emotional needs met have a lasting sense of well-being. In one study, children raised on nutritious foods had higher self-esteem and fewer social problems than those who had a less healthy diet.1 Active kids, meanwhile, report sounder sleep and an easier time dealing with emotional ups and…  learn more

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KidsHealth

KidsHealth.org is very comprehensive, helpful to educators, adults and students. They have a separate section for teens that is well researched and without bias.  learn more

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Minecraft for Parents: 7 tips to help you get involved

A good resource for teachers as well, Fabrizio Ferri-Benedetti explains Minecraft and how parents can get involved in Minecraft with their kids.  learn more

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Mom's Clever Chore Hack

It seems like every "kids these days" phrase is followed by some form of technology overuse: They never put their phone down, they're always surfing the Internet, the list goes on and on. But this savvy mom (which we spotted on Imgur!) uses her children's obsession to her advantage by holding onto the family's Wi-Fi password…  learn more

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National Runaway Safeline

You can't talk to your parents about what's going on. You feel a lot of pressure from your friends. School stresses you out. You want to run away from home, because you think it might be the answer. Or you have a friend or student asking the same questions. The National Runaway Safeline at 1-800-RUNAWAY…  learn more

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Outcome

Outschool is an innovative education platform that offers a variety of engaging, small-group classes online. Unlike traditional classes, Outschool classes give kids the unique opportunity to explore their interests in-depth via interactive, live video by experienced, independent educators. When Outschool was founded in 2015, homeschoolers were the first to discover our classes, but it wasn’t long…  learn more

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Parent Guides to California State Standards

The California PTA Association has a set of web pages outlining the state standards, why it matters, and breaks the requirements down grade-by-grade. Your state may have similar resources.  learn more

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Parenting Children in the Age of Screens

Parenting has never been easy. But the widespread adoption of smartphones and the rise of social media has introduced a new wrinkle to the challenges of parenthood. In fact, a majority of parents in the United States (66%) – who include those who have at least one child under the age of 18, but who…  learn more

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Parenting Teens and Tweens

There’s no guidebook for parenting tweens and teens because there is no one size fits all approach for raising kids. Each parent/child dynamic is different, and each tween or teen has a personality and challenges all their own. It’s all about on-the-job training and learning as you go along.  learn more

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PBS Kids Newsletter

Every day is full of possibilities and so is your child! Get crafts, activities, parenting tips, recipes, and more that you can use to play and learn with your kids emailed to you every week.  learn more

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Raising Teens Today

There’s no such thing as “bad” kids – just kids struggling to find their way in a society that makes it all too challenging.  learn more

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Reading 101: A Guide for Parents

Welcome, parents! One of the most important gifts we can give our children is to help them learn to read and write so that they can succeed in school and beyond. Confident, active readers are able to use their reading skills to follow their passions and curiosity about the world. We all read for a…  learn more

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Sandbox Learning

Since 1999, Sandbox Learning (formally Family Education Network) has been a pioneer in the online informal learning space. Dating back to its introduction of FamilyEducation.com as one of the first digital parenting resources, the company has a proven history of being a sought-after resource for families around the world. Sandbox Learning now consists of 5…  learn more

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Top 10 Free Homework Help Websites

Whether you and your child need math help, a grammar refresher, or project ideas, check out these standout homework resources available for free on the web. Also, keep in mind these smart homework tips for parents.  learn more

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Top 10 Ways Parents Can Help with Homework

Helping your child with his homework doesn't mean doing it for him! Get 10 tips for the best ways you can assist your child during homework time so that he learns and grows from his assignments and scores some A's this school year.  learn more

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Uncharted Territory: 10 Technology Tips for Preschool Parents

Parents today are making decisions about technology that didn’t even exist when they were young. Parents make creative decisions daily using their best instincts. Here are 10 tips that might help when making technology decisions for your child.  learn more

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What Is Your Child’s Learning Style?

Learning is not one size fits all. In a typical classroom, some kids process information best by hearing the teacher explain it, some learn by seeing what’s on the chalkboard, and others learn through hands-on exercises. That’s why understanding your child’s learning style is an important part of supporting him in school. Together with your…  learn more