Connecting With Your Preteen
As your child approaches the teen years and becomes more independent, staying connected may seem like more of a challenge. But it's as important as ever - maybe even more so now. (en Espanol)
Be a Better Listener
Good listening is one of the most important skills we as parents can develop. We want to strengthen our relationships with our children, and one of the best ways to do this is through our active, caring listening.
Clearly set Expectations and Rules
If you find you are repeating yourself "a thousand times," you may need to review the rules and expectations you have for your child and, more important, how you communicate them.
Coupons for Kids
Create a personalized coupon to let your children know you are there for them.
Parent's Guide to Game Ratings
The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) ratings are designed to provide information about video and computer game content so parents can make informed purchasing decisions.
Pioneer Online Library
Excellent online electronic resources for Utah students. Ask your child's teacher or school librarian for the home access login.
Children's Choices Booklist
Who better to ask about which books are great than children themselves! This booklist reflects the opinions of 10,000 children and is a perfect place to start when encouraging kids to read for pleasure.
Body Mass Index (BMI) Charts
Calculating your child's BMI can help you determine how appropriate a child's weight is for a certain height and age.
Is Your Child Overweight?
The key to keeping kids of all ages at a healthy weight is taking a whole-family approach. It's the "practice what you preach" mentality. Make healthy eating and exercise a family affair.
Strength Training and Your Child
Strength training can be a fun way for kids to build healthy muscles, joints, and bones. Here are some safety tips and weight routine suggestions.
First Aid and Safety
What Do I Do?
Instructions to help you with common childhood emergencies such as broken bones, cuts, insect stings, sunburns and more.
Helping Kids Deal With Bullies
If your child is being bullied, there are ways to help him or her cope with it on a day-to-day basis and lessen its lasting impact. And even if bullying isn't an issue right in your house right now, it's important to discuss it so your kids will be prepared if it does happen. (en Espanol)
Teaching Kids Not to Bully
Has your child gotten in trouble for picking on others or been labeled a bully? Learn more about why kids bully and how to help them stop bullying.
Helping Children With ADHD Make Friends
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can affect a child in many different ways. Most people know that ADHD can cause children to struggle with things like sitting still, being quiet, paying attention, and staying organized. But ADHD also can make it hard for children to make friends.
Financial Fitness for Life: Parent's Guide(pdf)
Invite your seventh grader to help choose the family's new car. Sit down with your college-bound seniors and budget meals, clothing, books and other expenses. Each subject area in this eBook provides material for family discussion and an assortment of recommended activities that parents can do together with their kids.
Kids and Smoking
The rates of young people smoking and the use of chewing tobacco continue to grow each year. It is important for parents to discuss the dangers of tobacco use with their child and learn to identify the warning signs
NCES Kids' Zone
Information to help you learn about schools; decide on a college; find a public library; engage in several games, quizzes and skill building about math, probability, graphing, and mathematicians; and to learn many interesting facts about education.
A collection of online educational resources just for kids.