NEW! Helping Kids Navigate the World of Artifical Intelligence (Common Sense Media) We are living our way into a brave new world whether we like it or not. Artificial intelligence is here and it is going to affect jobs, school and career choices. Can robots do what humans can do but better? THis article is a good introduction to the world of artificial intelligence and can be a handy guide fopr parents and teens.
NEW! Screen Time Guide for Parents (My Vision) Screens, screens everywhere! How can a family cope with the powerful force that all of the screens in our world offer? When where or how do families draw the line? We are all challenged to control the amount of time we spend absorbed in the online world. This handy guide offers a great deal of information and insight.
NEW! How to Parent a Child with an Eating Disorder (Within) This topic is so difficult. Families that are struggling with this issue are looking for help and this website can at least provide good information. There are professional counselors who can be reached through this website as well.
NEW! Discussing Relationships and Dating (L.I.F.E. Get Families Talking) Kieran Sawyer and Dr. Kathie Amidei have developed a wonder tool for assisting families in conversations about relationships and dating and sexuality. The exercise accessed by the link is just a taste of the information and conversations starters that can meet the needs of families in exploring these vital issues. For more information go to www.GetFamiliesTalking.org For a video on this topic with Sr Kieran click on this link LIFE.
GSR: The Global Sisters Report (Global Sisters) A Resource for Discussing Issues with Teens: Race, Environment, Human Trafficking, Migration, Corona Virus, etc. This resource is based on the Global Sisters Report and features what orders of sisters are doing around the world to combat or deal with some of the most important issues of our time.
NEW! TIK TOK What Parents Need to Know (Internet Service Providers) TIK TOK is one of the most popular apps that teens use today. What is it and what might be some red flags for parents? This site is not a faith based site but it's overview of TIK TOK is valuable.
Teen Cell Phone Contract (iMOM) Cell phones can be great tools for safety and a convenient way to keep in touch, but they can also be a point of contention. Judging appropriate cell phone etiquette and behavior can be difficult, especially for younger teens. Use this Cell Phone Contract to help them understand the guidelines you expect them to follow. Be clear with them now so they can make wise decisions tomorrow.
Getting Kids Off Screens (Modern Castle) Derek and Samantha Hale have put together a very helpful article with lots of information and links about the dangers of too much screen time for kids (and adults by the way). Take advantage of their work and check out this very helpful article and website.
Active Parenting Publishers (activeparenting.com) Active Parenting Publishers has provided award-winning, video-based parenting classes for helping professionals since 1983. Their evidence-based programs cover topics including parenting programs, step-parenting, divorce, school success, and character education.
Center for Parent-Youth Understanding (CPYU) The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding is a nonprofit organization committed to building strong families by serving to bridge the cultural-generational gap between parents and teenagers. CPYU helps parents, youth workers, educators, and others understand teenagers and their culture so that they will be better equipped to help children and teens navigate the challenging world of adolescence.
New Research on Teen Brain Development (Macleans) There has been a great deal of new research on how the brain is still developing during the teenage years. The research shows that teens' brains are still in the process of growing and changing. The research has great implications for parents of teens regarding how to best parent during this crucial stage of growth.
Roy Petitfils' Webinar: Busting Myths About Teens (RoyPetitfils.com) Roy debunks the three most commonly held myths about today’s teenagers. Find out what teens really need from adults. Learn practical, proven tools for dealing with the most resistant teenagers, and discover simple tips to help you communicate better with teenagers.