Teen Parenting Resources
This section of our site is devoted especially to parents of teens. Here you will find additional information to help you in talking to your teen about questions and issues, dealing with problems, and making decisions.
Many of these pages have extensive lists of additional reference links and sources.
New Resources for Parents
Parents' Guide to Computers in Education
Dr. Dave Moursund, professor of education at the University of Oregon and a widely admired expert in the field of computers in education, developed this book for parents of K-12 students, pre-service teachers and in-service teachers. Accessed March 2008.
Common Sense Media, a not-for-profit organization, provides trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume. Accessed March 2008.
The "NEDIC Real Me Experience" is a new interactive Web site on self-esteem and body image. Accessed March 2008.
Parent's Resource Center. Health and Health Care in Schools. Accessed March 2008.
Visit the download center and get free handouts and checklists on
playground safety, medical emergencies, school building safety, school-wide emergencies, counseling help, and more...
Talking With Kids About Tough Issues. Accessed March 2008.
A national initiative by Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation to encourage parents to talk with their children earlier and more often about tough issues like sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, alcohol, and drug abuse. Accessed March 2008.
TV-Turnoff Network is a national nonprofit organization that encourages children and adults to watch much less television in order to promote healthier lives and communities. Accessed March 2008.
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health. Accessed March 2008.
- The Teen Survival Guide to Dating and Relating: Real World Advice on Guys, Girls, Growing Up, and Getting Along by Annie Fox, M.Ed.
- Real Gorgeous: The Truth about Body and Beauty by Kaz Cooke
- Rainbow Party by Paul Ruditis