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Science Behind Drug Abuse - NIDA

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The National Institute for Drug Abuse offers this page about drugs and drug abuse for teens. There's a lot of factual information, some quizzes, and a wealth of statistics on ...more
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The National Institute for Drug Abuse offers this page about drugs and drug abuse for teens. There's a lot of factual information, some quizzes, and a wealth of statistics on the decline in drug use among teens. The coverage also includes ecstasy and the "date rape" drugs. Counselors and nurses may find this one particularly useful.

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Use this site during your drug unit or Red Ribbon Week as background information for students or student groups to make anti-drug posters using Glogster EDU, reviewed here.

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Fire Safety for Parents - FEMA

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This site offers a complete on-screen primer on fire safety for parents of young children. We suspect it was designed for group instruction, though it works fine for individual use...more
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This site offers a complete on-screen primer on fire safety for parents of young children. We suspect it was designed for group instruction, though it works fine for individual use as well. This one's worth adding to your Favorites for safety topics.

tag(s): fire (26), fire safety (11), safety (91)

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Share this link with parents on your class web site or in your newsletter during National Fire Prevention Week.
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Traffic Safety for Kids - State of New York

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New York State offers this set of pages about traffic safety for children. While the design isn't particularly child-friendly, there is good content and plenty of illustrations. ...more
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New York State offers this set of pages about traffic safety for children. While the design isn't particularly child-friendly, there is good content and plenty of illustrations.

tag(s): safety (91)

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Teachers may be able to use this one effectively if they provide some guidance in working with the material.

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Parents' Choice Foundation

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This non-profit organization recommends books and educational toys and games for young people. ...more
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This non-profit organization recommends books and educational toys and games for young people.

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Teachers may want to suggest this one to interested parents.

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Nutrition for Parents - USDA

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This US Department of Agriculture site provides valuable information for parents interested in teaching their children healthy eating habits. The site has a seasonal guide for healthy...more
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This US Department of Agriculture site provides valuable information for parents interested in teaching their children healthy eating habits. The site has a seasonal guide for healthy eating, ten tips for planning healthy school lunches, activities that parents and children can do together, and a list of health conscious reading resources sorted by age-group.

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Household products database - National Institutes of Health

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Developed with funding from the National Center for Environmental Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this site may be helpful to parents looking to keep household...more
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Developed with funding from the National Center for Environmental Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this site may be helpful to parents looking to keep household products out of the reach of youngsters. You can search the database by product category, or by active chemical ingredients. Detailed information about each of the included products gives proper handling instructions, safety precautions, and information for the safe and appropriate disposal of these products.

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Great Expectations - PTA

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Adult's expectations can be overwhelming for children. Learn about the two types of expectations parents have for their children and how too much expectation can be crushing. This...more
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Adult's expectations can be overwhelming for children. Learn about the two types of expectations parents have for their children and how too much expectation can be crushing. This site guides parents to listen and be realistic about what they want from children.

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Apologizing

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Sometimes simple rules can guide us through life's more difficult tasks and learning to apologize is one of them. This site lists some steps to use when offering a ...more
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Sometimes simple rules can guide us through life's more difficult tasks and learning to apologize is one of them. This site lists some steps to use when offering a sincere apology, an important skill for parents as well as children.

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Positive Consequences Mean Keep Up The Good Work!

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When used correctly, a positive consequence will increase the frequency of positive behavior. Here are some suggestions for positive consequences that parents can try with their children....more
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When used correctly, a positive consequence will increase the frequency of positive behavior. Here are some suggestions for positive consequences that parents can try with their children.

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Changing Your Child's Negative Point of View!

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This site introduces parents to the skill of 'reframing' and explains ways parents can use it to help children understand the more positive side of things. This is an ...more
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This site introduces parents to the skill of 'reframing' and explains ways parents can use it to help children understand the more positive side of things. This is an invaluable little tidbit of information.

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Pressure-proofing Your Kids

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This site presents information about how peer pressure can be exerted and tells parents what signs mean your child is most vulnerable. Included are simple suggestions parents can...more
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This site presents information about how peer pressure can be exerted and tells parents what signs mean your child is most vulnerable. Included are simple suggestions parents can use to counteract the negative effects of peer pressure, we wish this valuable information was more in depth.

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Peer Pressure: Positive and Negative

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Your child's friends can have a good as well as a bad influence on you child. This site takes a look at the ways friends can be positive; it's ...more
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Your child's friends can have a good as well as a bad influence on you child. This site takes a look at the ways friends can be positive; it's a new way to think of peer pressure.

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Chart It

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This site explains the use of charts and contracts to change children's behavior. With charts and contracts, privileges are contingent on specific behaviors you want to see from your...more
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This site explains the use of charts and contracts to change children's behavior. With charts and contracts, privileges are contingent on specific behaviors you want to see from your kids.

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Telling the Truth: It's a Skill

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This site will help parents teach children the proper way to tell the truth. It offers brief 'easy to remember' tips for children to follow. ...more
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This site will help parents teach children the proper way to tell the truth. It offers brief 'easy to remember' tips for children to follow.

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Positive Consequences

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Are you considering using rewards for as a positive consequence for your child's behavior? Here are some guidelines along with a brief description of the topic and several ideas for...more
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Are you considering using rewards for as a positive consequence for your child's behavior? Here are some guidelines along with a brief description of the topic and several ideas for a "Joy Jar."

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Effective Praise: Applaud the Effort, Not Just the Outcome

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Help your child form a positive self image by following the suggestions on this site. By focusing on skill improvement and honest effort rather than performance, parents can support...more
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Help your child form a positive self image by following the suggestions on this site. By focusing on skill improvement and honest effort rather than performance, parents can support their children through many challenges. We wish this site had more information and examples.

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Video Games

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This site lays out the advantages and disadvantages of video games. Several commonsense guidelines are offered to help parents keep video games in their place. ...more
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This site lays out the advantages and disadvantages of video games. Several commonsense guidelines are offered to help parents keep video games in their place.

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Top 5 Tips to Help Bully-proof Your Child - Boys Town - Laura Buddenberg

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Always a difficult subject, bullies can ruin your child's upper elementary school day. Bullies often manage to operate without adults' awareness. Here are five straightforward strategies...more
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Always a difficult subject, bullies can ruin your child's upper elementary school day. Bullies often manage to operate without adults' awareness. Here are five straightforward strategies to help your child deal with bullies.

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Adjusting to School

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Here are some commonsense suggestions parents can use to foster successful experiences in school. This site focuses on the after school hours and good daily habits. ...more
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Here are some commonsense suggestions parents can use to foster successful experiences in school. This site focuses on the after school hours and good daily habits.

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Build Self-worth In Your Child

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This helpful site gives parents a quick list of the characteristics of positive and negative self worth. There are helpful activities to try at home to build your child's ...more
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This helpful site gives parents a quick list of the characteristics of positive and negative self worth. There are helpful activities to try at home to build your child's self worth; we wish there were even more.

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