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5 tips for a better parent-teacher conference

CNN has a good article on how to make the most of a parent-teacher conference. The first step is talking to your child before the conference to find out if they have any questions or concerns. That can give you ideas of what to address with the teacher.  learn more

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Everything You Need to Know...

The Everything You Need to Know book introduces parents to online terminology, equipment, safety information, activities and resources (organized by age group). As a professional, you might want to share this with your parents.  learn more

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Incarceration Tool Kit

The incarceration of a loved one can be very overwhelming for both children and caregivers. It can bring about big changes and transitions. In simple everyday ways, you can comfort your child or student and guide her through these tough moments. This is one of the many Sesame Street Tool Kits that can guide parents,…  learn more

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Is parent involvement in school really useful?

According to this author, they type of parental involvements is important. There's a big difference between a parent who's focused on what the child is doing — that is, on the learning itself — and a parent who's focused on how well the child is doing ("Why a C-?").  learn more

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Online Safety Tips from a Teen

Here are a few tips Carly S. would have given her younger self regarding social media. Use this as a starting off point with talking with your child about Internet safety.  learn more

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Public School Counseling

Spurwink's Public School Counseling program places skilled therapists in public schools, so they can provide counseling services to children, adolescents and their families. The outreach efforts decrease barriers to family participation in counseling and improve communications between home and school.  learn more

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Sesame Street

Sesame Street complements the educational television program with follow-up activities for young kids and advice on both learning and social topics for parents. The Children's Television Workshop has placed its parents' magazine online. Not only are there activities for young children but also archives and articles on perhaps as many as 100 topics for parents.…  learn more

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Talk to Your Kids

This page suggests talking to your kids on a regular basis on Internet safety. The more comfortable you and your kids are talking about these things, the more likely your kids will come to you when an issue or questionable situation arises.  learn more

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Tool Kits for Parents and Caregivers

Have you ever wished that your child or students came with an instruction manual? Sesame Street Tool Kits are a good start. They provide resources to help adults and kids in a number of areas, from Asthma and Autism to Divorce and Grief.  Look under "Topic" to find a variety of topic information.  learn more

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Wired Safety

Wired Safety covers a wide range of on-line safety issues ,everything from when a child should have a cell phone to cyberbullying and social web site safety. Who knew there were 87 different ways a cell phone can be used to cyberbully others.  learn more