Promoting Positive Parenting

Promoting Positive Parenting

This module focuses on supporting families with parenting their children and establishing home environments that support children as learners. It also emphasizes the need for schools to increase an understanding of families through the use of strategies that promote an exchange of information between educators, parents, and other caregivers about their concerns and goals for their children.

Additional Worth-a-Clicks

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Bullying Information Center

http://www.education.com/topic/school-bullying-teasing/

Loads of resources from Education.com for parents and others to deal with bullying at school and online.

Child Welfare League of America - Positive Parenting Tips

http://www.cwla.org/positiveparenting/

This site offers links to resources and advice for parents of children of all ages. The resources are divided into different categories to make access easy.

Cyberbullying

http://www.ncpc.org/cyberbullying

This site has some suggestions for dealing with teen cyber-bullying.

Dealing With Bullies

http://www.safechild.org/bullies.htm

Describes the Take a Stand program, a Safe Child.org program for the prevention of bullying and interpersonal violence. Includes a program description, resources, videos and information for parents and schools.

Healthier Schools New Mexico

http://www.healthierschools.org/

This site highlights the coordinated school/health model from the State of New Mexico.

Kid’s Health - Positive Parenting

http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/

This web site from Kid’s Health includes topics on Talking to Kids, Learning and Education and Family Life.

KidSource Online

http://www.kidsource.com

Resources on this Web site are organized by developmental stage and topic to make information accessible.

Mental Health America – Strengthening Families

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/information/get-info/strengthening-families/

This site includes a fact sheet for parents with some tips for positive parenting.

National Education Association

http://www.nea.org

Classroom tips, up-to-date research and information about issues in education and legislative action opportunities are available on this web site. It includes a variety of send-home resources in both English and Spanish.

New Mexico Family-Parent Involvement Survey

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=pCDueJj3maVVOe3NvWUhDg_3d_3d

This site includes information about NM PED initiatives, resources, and contacts. It includes a NM Family-Parent Involvement Survey where parents can provide input regarding experiences in their school communities and recommendations for improvement.

Parents Reaching Out

http://www.parentsreachingout.org/

Parents Reaching Out focuses on helping families learn to make informed decisions about the care and education of their children. This site includes information on special education issues that parents face, advocacy information and early intervention suggestions.

Parent Smart

http://www.parentsmart.com

This web site offers everything from help with homework to tips for talking with children about disasters.

Positive Discipline

http://www.positivediscipline.com/teachers/index.html

Workshops: Positive Discipline in the Classroom (developed by Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott) empowers teachers with skills to prepare students for successful living. Participants will learn how students develop competencies, skills and personal qualities through the class meeting process and other positive discipline methods. Books: These are all the materials that a teacher requires for building a positive, democratic classroom environment. The books build the vision and give specific practices, including the Eight Building Blocks of Effective Classroom Meetings. The manual has hundreds of learning activities, most for use with students and others for faculty in-service meetings to assist other teachers in their classrooms.

Parent Involvement Links

http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~jar/Parent.html

Parent involvement links from Northern Arizona’s Teaching Indigenous Languages Institute’s Web site.

Positive Parenting

http://www.positiveparenting.com/

This web site has many resources for parents on parenting and positive discipline including articles, books and workshops.

Safe Teen New Mexico, Helping New Mexico Youth Make Healthy Decisions

http://www.safeteennm.org/index.html

A site for parents, teens and educators that covers the issues of safe driving, dating violence, drugs and alcohol, mental health and other timely issues relevant to teens and their families.