Parenting Library in my Office: Feel free to swing by and look through my books to see if there is anything that piques your interest.
In addition to my parent resource library, here are some online resources you may find helpful.
- CHADD: Nationally recognized authority on ADHD. If you are looking for resources on how to support your child with ADHD, this is a great place to start.
- The Dougy Center: A great resource to help during a time of grief or loss.
- Annaka Harris has some great listening activities for kids. There are other resources on her site as well, but I use the listening activities the most with kids.
- Cosmic Kids Zen Den is a simple introduction to mindfulness for kids. It is geared towards a bit of a younger population, but I do find it useful in breaking down the process.
- Go Zen is a subscription service. I have heard amazing things about this program, though I have not used it with kids myself. Parents and families have expressed how helpful it has been for their kids, but it is something you have to pay for.
- Sitting Still Like a Frog by Eline Snel is a nice book that has numerous mindful exercises for kids and families that I use when working with kids. It also comes with an CD of different exercises.
- The Mindful Child is another book by Susan Kaiser Greenland. It does a good job of explaining how and why mindfulness is important for kids and lists some activities as well. She has a new activity book coming out too, which I have pre-ordered! Her website has some good things as well.
- A Still Quiet Place by Amy Saltzman, MD A mindfulness program for teaching children and adolescents (I have this in my room) I have used some bits of pieces from this program.
Positive Character Development:
- Teaching Children to be Responsible: This website provides ideas about how to encourage responsible behavior in your children.
- Out on a Limb - A Guide to Getting Along: This website focuses on helping elementary students learn to better manage conflicts.
- Asset Development: From the Search Institute. You will find ways to encourage your child to build assets that help them avoid making risky choices. The more assets a person has, the less likely he/she is to engage in risky behaviors.
- Vermont Department of Health: A great resource for drug and alcohol prevention information, local support services and other general information parents should be aware of.
- Why Do We Need Elementary School Counselors? This site explains what an Elementary School Counselor does and how and why they are an important part of your child's educational experience.