Parent resources for dealing with tragediesIn response to the horrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a list has been compiled as a resource for parents and educators.
CNN report: Should you talk to your kids about Sandy Hook? http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/17/living/talk-kids-newtown/index.html?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews#1
5 Helpful Resources for Talking to Kids About Tragedies: http://www.parents.com/blogs/tech-savvy-parents/2012/12/14/preschool/5-helpful-resources-for-talking-to-kids-about-tragedies/
A National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/terror_general.aspxBooks to read with kids
What to do when you're scared & worried: A guide for kids by James J. Crist, Ph.D.A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret M. Holmes
When I Feel Afraid by Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed.Jenny is Scared by Carol Shuman
GRIEF & LOSSLoss is difficult at any age, but when your child is dealing with grief it can be overwhelming and confusing to know what to do as a parent. Children will experience and understand loss, whether the loss was a goldfish, a friend moving away or a tragic death of a loved one. Every individual is unique and will deal with grief in their own way. However, a general guideline can help you determine whether you should seek some additional help through the school or a community agency.Talking with Kids about Tough Issues, Children NowASCA Articles for ParentsA blog site for discussions about relational aggression, or bullying that attacks relationships, friendships and social power. The helpful hints section has strategies to teach our daughters how to respond to episodes or incidents of relational aggression if they are targeted or if they are bystanders during an incident.Empowering Parents: Child Behavior Help. A site full of parenting tips & techniques, ideas, blogs and articles with information about hot topics (disrespect, anxiety, discipline) and topics that fit just about every situation.Surf Net Kids (Surfing the Net with Kids). Provides families with an array of websites and activities for kids, free games for kids. The author, Barbara Feldmen, writes a regular blog about mixing technology with kids in a smart and safe manner. There is also an option of receiving weekly links to new, highly rated, websites for kids.KidsHealth: If you're looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak," you've come to the right place. KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.National Association of School Psychologists: Provides a variety of position statements on issues relevant to students and parents, resources and featured highlights.Also includes a resource list of over 200 topics ranging from behavior and mental health topics to physical activity and parenting.
BULLYING RESOURCESIf your child is experiencing a bullying problem, please let us know!! Use this form < NBC Elementary Bullying Report Form> to give the information directly to the counselor.Stop Bullying Now!Bully Prevention Resources at bullyfree.com. The free resources on this site have been put together by Dr. Allan Beane. They include free tips for parents, teachers, and students on "How to Prevent Bullying" and additional helpful links that may interest you.Helping Kids Deal with Bullies from Kids HealthOlweus Bullying Prevention Program overview