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- 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)
- Praise Is Important to Raising a Child (pdf)
Self-esteem is the way your daughter feels about what she believes are her positive qualities, values, abilities, and worth as a human being.
- 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.
- Utah's 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.
- PBS Bookfinder
Search for a book by age level or theme.
- A Family’s Guide: Fostering Your Child’s Success in School Mathematics (pdf)
This guide summarizes what today's mathematics classroom is like, offers tips on how family members can help their children have a positive attitude and enjoy mathematics, and presents practical ways to discuss and do math at home together during everyday situations.
- Building a Home Library Ages 8-11
The ALA-Children’s Book Council (CBC) Joint Committee, with cooperation from the ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee, has created this bibliography to provide guidance to parents, grandparents, and others interested in assembling a high-quality library for their children at home.
Health and Fitness
- Motivating Kids to Be Active
As kids get older, it can be a challenge for them to get the amount of activity they need every day.
- Preventing Children's Sports Injuries
By knowing the causes of sports injuries and how to prevent them, you can help make athletics a positive experience for your child. (en
- 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
Behavior and Social Issues
- 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.
- Tips for Divorcing Parents
Suggestions on how to make the divorce process less painful for kids.
- Helping Your Child Through a Divorce
Suggestions and ideas for helping your child through a divorce.
- 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.
Alcohol and Drugs
- Talk. They Hear You
Underage drinking prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol.
- 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
Just for Kids
- 3-6 Student Interactives
Third thru sixth grades love these Online educational learning activities and games.
- 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.
- Student Center
A collection of online educational resources just for kids.
- Financial Literacy Activities for Kids
Online activities for teens that cover the main financial literacy topics: Decision Making and Goals, Income and Careers, and Money Management.