Parentvision Resources.2008-09

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SHATTERED - Resources_______________________
  • Handout
    Lesson plans for grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12; parent tips, fact sheet, and discussion questions.
    Single copy can be used by teachers or parents. Duplication is prohibited without the permission of Connect With Kids.

Links and Resources
  • It Won't Happen to Me
    It Won't Happen To Me is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to reducing the Number One cause of teen deaths - Car Crashes - through education and awarness. The educational initiatives help teens become safer, more responsible drivers.  The organization strives to make parents aware of the importance of proper training and monitoring of their teens .

  • Connect With Kids
    Producer of Shattered and partner with GCPS on the Parentvision teen series.

THE POWER OF EXPECTATIONS - Resources_______________________
  • Parenting Tips
    Encourage Positive Family Relationships and Responsibility.
  • Provide reasonable structure to help children become independent and responsible.
  • Teach your child to be responsible at home by assigning chores and maintaining expectations for proper behavior. Self-discipline at home can transfer to school-related learning.
  • Take time to do fun things with your child individually and as a family.
  • Have regular conversations with your child and provide time to listen to his or her interests and concerns.
  • Praise your child for both trying hard and being successful.

    Model the Importance of Learning
  • Plan family outings that encourage learning, such as, visits to the library, museum or park.
  • Let your child know that you think learning is important and is the central purpose of school.
  • Talk with your child about your interests and likes.
  • Let your child see you reading. Talk about what you read.
  • Show an interest in what goes on at school and talk with your child about it.

  • Recommended Reading
    How to Parent So Children Will Learn, Strategies for Raising Happy, Achieving Children
    by Sylvia Rimm

    Now parents can consult an actual blueprint for bringing up their children in this book. In her compassionate yet no-nonsense style, Dr. Sylvia Rimm presents parents with basic strategies for guiding their children from birth to young adulthood. She explains how to give children a sense of confidence without "over-empowering" them, set positive expectations by example as well as through direct praise, and teach habits that encourage learning.

  • Connect With Kids
    Producer of Matter of Degree and partner with GCPS on the Parentvision teen series.

SILENT WITNESS - Resources_______________________
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Site
University of Illinois Extension Office Site
Howard B. Wigglebottom, author of the book Learns To Listen, has a foundation that hosts this site
Producer of Silent Witness and partner with us on the Parentvision teen series.
    • Handout
    These are phone numbers for students and parents to call to report issues. One is an anonymous tip line.

    Reporting Numbers.doc

    A MATTER OF DEGREE - Resources_______________________

    the freshman book_getting the most out of high school.pdfTheChoiceBook_2008_college planning.pdf
    • Hamilton Fish Institute - George Washington University
      A publication from The Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence, at The George Washington University. This booklet, based on best practices, provides parents and guardians with pro-active strategies for preventing and reducing incidences of truancy.

    • Connect With Kids
      Producer of Matter of Degree and partner with GCPS on the Parentvision teen series.

    AFFLUENZA - Resources_______________________
    • Links and Resources
      Fight the battle of "affluenza" by encouraging your student to volunteer with a community service project. Click on the link below for information on Gwinnett's Great Days of Service, coming up October 3-4:

    • Affluenza Resources from PBS Show on Same Topic

    • From Library Journal
      De Graaf, producer of the PBS documentaries Affluenza (1996) and Escape from Affluenza (1998); David Wann, a former EPA staffer and expert on sustainable lifestyles; and Thomas H. Naylor, professor emeritus in economics at Duke, have assembled an updated and more in-depth look at the epidemic of overconsumption sweeping the United States and the rest of the world, based on de Graaf's documentaries. They define "affluenza" as "a painful, contagious, socially-transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more" and examine the spiraling cycle of overconsumption, spending, stress, and broken relationships caused by America's obsession with uncontrolled economic growth at any cost. This witty yet hard-hitting book provides evidence of the social problems caused by the American obsession with acquiring "stuff" and proposes solutions for living more sustainably. Highly recommended for academic and public libraries. Mark Bay, Indiana Univ.

    • Also, GCPS schools offer many service club opportunities for students. Contact your school counselor for additional details.

    • Connect With Kids
      Producer of Affluenza and partner with GCPS on the Parentvision teen series.

    INTERNET SAFETY - Resources_______________________
    • Links and Resources
      Frank N. Osborne Middle School Internet Safety site for parents

    • Your Facebook is Showing
      Wall Street Journal article talking about colleges now looking at applicants' online pages.

    • Connect With Kids
      Producer of the Internet Generation and partner with GCPS on the Parentvision teen series.

    THE TEENAGE BRAIN - Resources_______________________
    CIVIL WARS - Resources______________________
      • TOP 10 Ways to Raise a Safe and Healthy Teen
      1. Show love, warmth and interest in your teen
      2. Spend time together regularly
      3. Share your expectations about risk-taking and other behaviors
      4. Set clear rules for safety and guidance
      5. Consistently enforce rules with clear consequences
      6. Keep track of your teen
      7. Ask questions about your teen's activities and whereabouts
      8. Praise your teen as often as possible
      9. Show respect to earn respect
      10. Set a good example, especially when it comes to substance use

      • Navigating the Teen Years: A Parent's Handbook for Raising Healthy Teens
      University of Minnesota Extension Service Article

      Producer of Civil Wars and partner with us on the Parentvision teen series

    PARENTING - Resources_______________________
      Scream Free Parenting by Hal Edward Runkel, LMFT
      Hal Runkel, a marriage and family therapist and founder of ScreamFree Living, Inc., offers sage advice for parents fighting daily battles with their kids. Runkel provides a system for parents to improve themselves and their family relationships through a down-to-earth philosophy of mutual respect, self-care, and consequences. Runkels wisdom and calming voice are particularly valuable for parents with kids who know how to push their buttons. Runkel urges parents to control themselves in order to maintain control at home. The audiobook is loaded with real-life examples of parents who have turned things around at home. This production illustrates the way Runkels program works and provides some useful entertainment.

      Parenting With Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay
      Halove and Logic is a philosophy of raising and teaching children which allows adults to be happier, empowered, and more skilled in the interactions with children. Love allows children to grow through their mistakes. Logic allows children to live with the consequences of their choices. Love and Logic is a way of working with children that puts parents and teachers back in control, teaches children to be responsible, and prepares young people to live in the real world, with its many choices and consequences.
    GENERAL RESOURCES_______________________
    • Connect With Kids
      Producer of the Teenage Brain and partner with us on the Parentvision teen series.