Parent Resources

The National PTA 
http://www.pta.org/ 

Back-to-School Tips 
http://www.schoolcounselor.org/parents-public/back-to-school-tips

http://www.nasponline.org/resources/home_school/b2shandout.aspx
http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/going-to-school/back-to-school/back-to-school-tips-for-parents/

School Success
https://www.khanacademy.org/ 


Bullying & Cyberbullying
http://www.violencepreventionworks.org/public/bullying_tips_for_parents.page
http://www.ascaschoolcounselor.org/article_content.asp?edition=91&section=145&article=1279  
http://www.bullyfree.com/free-resources/tips-for-parents
http://discoverpps.org/resources/520d205c88c0d/Anti-bullying%20parent%20toolkit%202013-14.pdf

Confidentiality
What will your child say when talking to the counselor? This article outlines confidentiality in respect to school counseling.
http://www.ascaschoolcounselor.org/article_content.asp?edition=91&section=145&article=1236

Test-taking Tips for Parents
All students are faced with exams and state standardized testing. The following article provides tips for parents to help their child succeed! 
http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/23148/
http://childparenting.about.com/od/schoollearning/a/help-child-with-test-taking.htm
 
http://www.ssat.org/test-prep/test-taking-strategies/parent-support

Conflict Resolution
All individuals experience conflict, it is how the conflict is handled that defines character. The following resources will help you to discuss conflict and resolving issues that your child may face.
http://www.stopbullying.gov/
http://www.stopbullying.gov/kids/webisodes/
http://school.familyeducation.com/conflict-resolution/manners-and-values/57476.html
http://www.aboutourkids.org/articles/sibling_conflicts_tips_prevention_intervention


Divorce
Tips and help for parents and families experiencing a separation or divorce:
http://www.ncpc.org/topics/conflict-resolution/conflict-management
http://www.drphil.com/articles/article/534


Mental Health Concerns
Many kids experience anxiety, worry, or depression from time to time, other kids experience these feelings regularly. The links below will help you with your child's feelings.

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/depression-in-children-and-adolescents.shtml
http://www.adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/children/tips-parents-and-caregivers

http://www.worrywisekids.org/node/36
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dont-worry-mom/201302/12-tips-reduce-your-childs-stress-and-anxiety
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/separation_anxiety_causes_prevention_treatment.htm
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/depression-in-children-and-adolescents.shtml