This page provides resources for parents to utilize in recognizing behaviors and strategies to implement to improve behaviors.
Technology and Teens
Dr Ruth Peters offers information about how parents can monitor their child's cell phone use... using simple password protected settings offered by most cell phone providers.
What is Pic for Pic? Dangerous and illegal activity involving teens and cell phones. Yes, it can happen at our school!
Parents: If you don't think you need to monitor your children online, you may be surprised when you read these statistics:
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Dr Ruth Peters offers general parenting advice for many topics pertinent to parenting today.
This, by far, is one of the most insightful books for parents of girls. The adolescent female social dynamic is powerful and complex. Queen Bees and Wannabees by Rosalind Wiseman is a well written handbook which provides a glimpse into the social world that exists for all girls and many young men who are confused by the unspoken rules that affect them as well. Queen Bees and Wannabees can be purchased at nearly any bookstore and online. E-books are available as well.
Middle School & Teens
Wondering what is 'normal' behavior for children in middle school? This link offers some basic information, including developmental milestones typical for children this age.
This website, in spite of it's many advertisements, is a great link to many resources for and about adolescents. Following is the direct link to the resources available in an applicable to the state of Washington. One click will return you to the Homepage of this site where you can find many helpful links about information especially pertinent to teens.
Another great resource for identifying signs of stressors in children and adolescents. Great tips for parents to help teens relieve and cope with stress.
Video on "Why Tweens Pull Away From Their Parents" by Dr. JoAnn Deak --
Video on "How to Build a Child's Self-Esteem" by Dr. JoAnn Deak --