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.
Setting Rules for Teen Dating
As your children grow up, it’s normal for them to think about having a boyfriend or girlfriend. They’ve probably been hanging out with friends of both sexes and doing things as a group, but they may be thinking about one-on-one dating. It’s time to talk about the different types of relationships and love and to prepare to set rules for dating.
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.
Booklist: Young Adults' Choices
Who better to ask about which books are great than teenagers themselves! This booklist reflects the opinions of 4,500 teenagers and is a perfect place to start when encouraging teens to read for pleasure.
Helping Your Teenager Write Better (pdf)
Have fun with language. Write differently for each audience. These are a few of the tims suggested to support teenagers as they work to be better writers.
Building a Home Library Ages 12-14
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.
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
Trace the flow of alcohol through your body and see how it affects your organs and systems.
Make A Difference: Talk to Your Child About Alcohol
This guide is geared to parents and guardians of young people ages 10 to 14. Keep in mind that the suggestions offered in the guide are just that—suggestions. Trust your instincts. Choose ideas you are comfortable with, and use your own style in carrying out the approaches you find useful. Your child looks to you for guidance and support in making life decisions—including the decision not to use alcohol.
Helping Teens Learn to Drive
Learning to drive can be nerve-wracking for teens and parents, but parents play an important role in helping teens practice their driving skills and develop confidence behind the wheel.
Don't Drive Stupid
This web site, developed by the Utah's Teen Driving Task Force, provides teen driving tips and laws.
Teen Driving: Parents' Center
Tips for parents of new teen drivers including setting limits for teen drivers, driver's contracts, insurance, warranties, new and used cars and other topics of interest to parents of teenagers.
Teaching Your Teen about Money
With more money to spend and more opportunities to spend it, your teen can get him or herself and even you into financial trouble, but with your help, your teen can develop the self-confidence and skills he or she needs to successfully manage money in the real world.
Teaching Your Teen to Budget
The Family Education Network advises parents on teaching teens budgeting, saving, and credit card use, buying a car for a teen, and other financial topics.
eBook: 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.
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.
Dare to Compare
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