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Parenting Resources



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 --