Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sue Scheff: Pre-Teen and Kids Books

By Rhonda Spellman

What happens when a very small emperor penguin is faced with a very big decision? Learn that you don’t have to BE big to DO BIG things!

Source: ARTOSPress

Artos Press began as a way to reach my son. When he was only two years old he began to disappear into an "invisible box" where he couldn't be reached. Words he once spoke disappeared and hollow eyes replaced the bright eyes we adored. When he was eventually diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder I had already been researching. When 18 doctors gave me 18 different answers I began to search for a better truth nearly non-stop. Now, after 7000 hours of searching, I share what I have learned with others. By detailing our journey I hope to provide answers and shorten the trip for others. Raising a child on the Autistic Spectrum Disorder is NOT the end of the world. It is only the beginning of a magical journey.

Type the book title in the Amazon box and learn more!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sue Scheff - - Parents Learning How to Keep Kids Safe Online

2009 will be here, as parents, making a resolution to learn more how to keep your child safe online should be a priority. With the ever expanding cyberworld - social networking - texting etc. the time is now to learn more.
You don't have to be a computer expert to keep your child safe online.
As parents, we want our children to be safe and responsible while using technology. We will have succeeded when each child can recognize and minimize the three main risks associated with all connected technology (i.e., iPods, instant messaging, chat, computer games, game consoles, cell phones, text messaging, webcams). Read More
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Monday, December 29, 2008

Sue Scheff - Parenting Teens and Kids Online

i-Safe Inc. is one of the leading organizations in promoting Online Safety for our kids and teens. As a parent advocate, I believe it is a parents responsibility to keep informed and updated on todays technology and what and where are our children are “surfing.” For the New Year - take the time to learn more about Cyber-Safety.

Source: i-SAFE Inc. is the worldwide leader in Internet safety education. Founded in 1998 and endorsed by the U.S. Congress, i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth everywhere. i-SAFE incorporates classroom curriculum with dynamic community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and concerned adults to make the Internet a safer place. Please join us today in the fight to safeguard our children’s online experience.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Sue Scheff: What Your Kids are Doing Shouldn't be a Mystery

Offered by Connect with Kids

Who’s pressuring your kids? Who’s offering them alcohol or drugs? Who’s talking to them on the Internet? Whether we’re teachers, parents, counselors…sometimes we just don’t know what’s really going on in a child’s life. If you want to talk to your kids about the challenges they face, but aren’t sure what to say, our programs will help…with real kids sharing their true stories, and advice from experts, educators and parents who have “been there.”

The Secret Life of Kids is a series of award-winning programs giving you an inside look at the pressures children face. Learning and talking with children about these issues is one of the best ways we can help keep them safe. These 30-minute programs are not only educational, they also offer a springboard for discussion — instead of talking “at” your child, you can discuss what you’ve just seen together. Along with this four-program set covering important, real-life issues, you’ll also receive the four accompanying resource guides FREE along with a FREE copy of the show you just watched, Against All Odds. Don’t let your child’s life remain a mystery — let us help you protect them. Order this unique program series now!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sue Scheff: Play The Real-Life Money Game With Your Teen

By Sarah Williamson
Written by a parent, tested on teenagers, Play the Real-Life Money Game With Your Teen is an easy and fun approach to building your teen's financial skills, resolving conflict around money issues, and helping your son or daughter become a financially responsible adult. Hands-on financial tools include: a step-by-step approach to developing a plan, a score-keeping box to gauge progress, plus worksheets and practical tips for earning, spending, saving, giving, borrowing, lending, investment and taxes.
Type the title in the Amazon Box and get more information.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Sue Scheff: The Teenage Body Book

The award-winning guide, now fully updated--everything every teenager (and parent of a teenager) needs to know about nutrition, health, fitness, emotions, and sexuality.This is the essential handbook for honest, forthright, up-to-date advice in dealing with every dilemma, doubt, and possibility facing teenagers at the threshold of the new century--including: * Overcoming "body image" anxiety * Drugs, drinking, smoking, and peer pressure * Sexual orientation and teenagers * Coping with depression, anxiety, and stress * Teen pregnancy, birth control, and parenthood * Sexually transmitted diseases * The latest information on fad diets, sports medicine, and medical advances * How to find confidential and effective crisis counseling and more.
For more information - place the title of the book in the Amazon Box.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sue Scheff: Teen Depression - Learn more at the Holidays

Dr. Nelson painfully writes about his journey with his son and teenage depression. Many parents can benefit from learning from his experiences, his sound advice and logic as both a doctor and more importantly, a parent.
Type the title of the book in the Amazon Box for more information.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sue Scheff: Grumble Bluff - Tweens, Teens and Bullying

I am excited to read this new book. The Synposis sounds like what many adolescents struggle with today. The more parents are aware of bullying and how it effects tweens, the more we can help our children.

Katherine Anne Kirby has a problem. In fact, she has more than one! She doesn't seem to connect with her family. She is picked on and bullied every day at school. And if that's not enough, Kathy is fat. All in all, Kathy is miserable, but there is one place in the world where she feels peace and freedom and contentment. Grumble Bluff, a deep forested ravine with a rushing stream flowing through, is Kathy's private sanctuary-- a place that she has never shared with anyone.
Then comes the day when Kathy feels compelled to intercede for a girl named Greta, who is being picked on by the same kids who have made her own life a living nightmare, and she rescues Greta from her tormentors. From that day on the girls are inseparable, and Kathy realizes something-- that she hasn't had it so bad, all along. For her best friend is coping with a problem much bigger than anything Kathy has ever had to confront. Greta's wonderful father is dying.

In the serenity of Grumble Bluff, the girls discover the power of their friendship; how to triumph over the tragedies of life, and how to laugh again.
Type the title in the Amazon Box and order today!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It Started with Pop-Tarts by Lori Hanson (Teens and Eating Disorders)

After reading this book, it offered a lot of insight on self esteem and how it can effect you and especially teens.
Lori Hanson bravely talks about her struggles with an eating disorder. She not only fought back to become a whole person again, she has taken her lessons and experiences and continues to help others through lectures, seminars, conferences and more. Visit for more information.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know—like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best.

How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget—and so important to repeat new knowledge? Is it true that men and women have different brains?
Type the title of the book in the Amazon Book and find out more.
This book is highly recommend through PE4Life - which promotes physical education with our kids today and much more.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sue Scheff: Safe and Sound Youth Transportation

Since creating Parents' Universal Resource Experts (P.U.R.E.), I have been introduced to wonderful people that take heart in helping families that are struggling with today's teens. Choosing the right program or school is your first major decision, deciding how to get them there safely, is your second. More and more families are resorting to Transport Companies, however just like with schools and programs, you need to find the right one. Remember, this is not kidnapping - as long as you have selected the right transport, the transition can be smooth. I have talked to many parents and teens that have actually kept in touch with their transport person as a friend. Listed below is one company that has an impeccable reputation and I have personally spoken with many families that have satisfied results.
Safe and Sound Youth Transportation - Owner Lorraine Colpitts (pictured above)
A Safe, Caring Transition at a Difficult time......Let us be the "First Step" in aiding your family during this time of family crisis.

Our Mission Statement........

To ensure the Safe and Reliable Intervention/Transport of your teen from your home or your childs current placement to your chosen destination in the most professional, yet nurturing and efficient manner possible.

Welcome to the Safe and Sound Youth Transportation, Inc. website.

This site offers you the opportunity to learn more about us and our company. We are here to assist you, the parent, with any and all of your teen escort and transportation needs. If you have comments or questions, please feel free to Contact Us. We thank you for visiting and would like to encourage you to check back for updated information.

" We go the extra miles "

The extra is very important to us that the transport starts at your home, (or your chosen school or program), and it doesn't end until we get your child all the way to his/her final destination. What that could mean is that we drive them from your home to the nearest airport, fly across the country to the state the program or school is in, then rent a car and drive several hours, if your destination is a Wilderness Program or School. It can be a very long and trying journey, but we are excited to take it with your child.

We take having the responsibility of your child very seriously and will see them all the way through this part of their journey. We are committed to you and your family, and will always treat them with the utmost dignity and respect, kindness and compassion.

We will stay in communication with you, the parent or guardian, by cell phone, and call you at frequent intervals, which can be decided on prior to the transport.

Our goal is always the safest, least traumatic trip possible, and we always take the most cost effective route when we can.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines

By Nic Sheff
After reading Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through his Son's Addiction, I felt compelled to read Tweak, his son's story.
I just started it, and find it extremely difficult to read - not that I don't like it, it is so raw and painful. Since I personally have never tried these drugs (meth, heroin, etc) a lot of the lingo I am not understanding. But what is clear is the inner pain these people are suffering with. The irony of confusing it with happiness is the reason many parents should consider reading this book - after - reading Beautiful Boy.
Any parent that is even questioning their adolescents behavior, these are a must read - as painful as they may seem, it is ignorant to think it couldn't happen to you. Be an educated parent - an informed parent. Most importantly, don't be a parent in denial.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sue Scheff - Teen Sex, Social Networking and Parenting

The news today? Teens floating photo's of themselves in their birthday suits, well, more or less. It seems more and more teens are not thinking about the consequences of sending questionable photos through email, texting, social networks etc. Parents need to explain to their child that placing such pictures may potentially cause them "not" to be accepted at a college or not get a job. More and more college admissions offices and potential employee's are Surfing the Net to find out more information on applicants. What you post today, may haunt you tomorrow!

With all the discussions around the nude pictures - it brings up another concern - does this mean your teen is being recognized as a sex object? Does it say he or she is "easy"?

Many people will ask, "where are the parents?", however it is almost impossible to monitor your teen 24/7, especially Online. As parents and adults everywhere, we need to tell our kids how this can harm them in the future. Their BFF today - may be their enemy next summer! Then where will those photos end up?

Keep informed - stay up to date with information for parents and teens. Visit The National Campaign to Help Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Parents Universal Resource Experts (Sue Scheff) Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids, Tweens and Teens!

As a Parent Advocate I am always looking for great parenting ideas, thoughts and articles. Now has given parents terrific gifts that can enhance your child's learning growth no matter what age they are! Check it out!

Need Gift Ideas? We Got You Covered!

We found the best toys, games, and books for each grade that will build your child's brain, as well as being chock-full of fun. We've also factored in the economy, with most gifts falling in the $20-$40 range, so you can shop smart. This list of loot is kid-tested, teacher approved, and easy on your pocket book. So check out our 2008 Gift Guide.

All these items and more are also available at our online store.

Happy Wrapping!

The Team

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sue Scheff: Safe Teen Driving Club

At holiday times - the busy roads can be frustrating for adult drivers, however for the inexperienced teen driver it could be potential dangerous. Parents, take a moment to educate yourself on Safe Teen Driving. Visit for valuable, life saving information.
Parents: as your teen begins driving, you are entering the most dangerous phase of your entire child-rearing career.

You might have seen that comment elsewhere on our site. It bears repeating.

Teens are under the control and influence of parents. There is no more important factor that affects a teen's driving behavior than parents. Here are some excellent insights into parenting issues that we hope you'll find helpful.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Sue Scheff - Innovative Parenting for the Next Generation

Check out this new innovative parenting website - - which offers great idea, parenting skills, parenting books, Blogs and more!

Parenting today has become more and more challenging. Whether it is Social Networking, Texting or some other new form of communication this New Generation of kids are using - we as parents need to keep informed and up to date!
Check out the NextGenBlog here -

Friday, December 5, 2008

Sue Scheff: Drug Free America

Parenting today has become more challenging than ever. Social Networking is expanding a new area of concern for parents - and today more than ever, parents need to be informed and keep updated about substance abuse, teen drug use, huffing, drinking, inhalant use and other harmful habits. Peer pressure, the need to fit in - combined with kids suffering with low self esteem can lead to negative behavior.

Stay informed - visit to keep yourself educated.

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a nonprofit organization that unites parents, renowned scientists and communications professionals to help families raise healthy children. Best known for its research-based national public education programs, the Partnership motivates and equips parents to prevent their children from using drugs and alcohol, and to find help and treatment for family and friends in trouble. The centerpiece of this effort is an online resource center at, featuring interactive tools that translate the latest science and research on teen behavior, addiction and treatment into easy to understand tips and tools. Research conducted by AP and MTV recently showed that kids see their parents as heroes— at, parents can connect with each other, tap into expert advice for children of all ages, and find the support they want and need in their role as hero to their kids. The Partnership depends on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and other contributors. The Partnership thanks SAG/AFTRA, the advertising industry and our media partners for their ongoing generosity.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sue Scheff Authors "Wit's End!" Advice and Resources for Saving Your-Out-of-Control Teen

With peer pressure and social influences at all-time highs, many good teens are making bad choices, placing intense emotional and financial strain on parents and families. Lack of motivation, substance abuse, negative peers and gang affiliation are just some of the common challenges facing kids today.

To help address these and other issues, parent advocate Sue Scheff has announced the release of her new book, “Wit’s End: Advice and Resources for Saving Your Out-of-Control Teen.”

Scheff’s book chronicles her painful journey with a struggling teenage daughter and also offers advice, resources and help to mothers and fathers forced to make tough choices regarding their children.

“In the MySpace generation, kids are under more pressure than ever before,” says Scheff, author and founder of Parents’ Universal Resource Experts (P.U.R.E.), an organization that assists families with at-risk children.

“This book will be an invaluable resource and allow parents to learn from my past mistakes,” she adds.

As a single mother in the ‘90s, Scheff struggled to raise her teen daughter, who embraced disturbing friends, beliefs and behaviors. Ultimately, Scheff was forced to utilize a residential treatment facility as a way to instill discipline and structure.

What happened next was chilling -- stories of beatings, sexual abuse, forced starvation and neglect all surfaced from the very facility that was supposed to be protecting and rehabilitating Scheff’s daughter.

In the years following her ordeal, Scheff championed for safe alternatives for at-risk teens and began helping other parents who were facing similar challenges as she once did.

Published by Health Communications, Inc., “Wit’s End” is an extension of the assistance Scheff has been able to provide to families over the years.

“Parents need to know that they’re not alone,” says Scheff. “This book is a much-needed guide to avoid the pitfalls and will ultimately help expedite the healing process.”

For more information, visit .

About the Author
Sue Scheff is the founder of Parents’ Universal Resource Experts ( ) and is a sought-after interviewee and speaker on topics such as Internet abuse, struggling teens, cyberbullying and defamation. She has been featured on 20/20, CNN Headline News, ABC News, Fox News, The Rachael Ray Show, Lifetime Television, NPR, BBC Talk Radio and has appeared in the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Miami Herald and San Francisco Chronicle.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sue Scheff: Silicon Moms Blog - Great Parenting Information and More!

Blogging is our latest and greatest form of getting information - usually up to the minute news, ideas, opinions and more!

Silicon Valley Moms Blog is one of many that are expanding their audience by targeting what parents are thinking, need to know, and getting great ideas from other moms throughout the country!

Jill Asher is one of the Co-Founders:

Jill Asher is the co-founder of Silicon Valley Moms Group. The idea came to Jill over two years ago (March 2006) to start Silicon Valley Moms Blog, after she finished her one year "Presidency" of PAMP. After inviting friend after friend to join this "crazy idea" that moms would want to write about parenting experiences in their regional area, Jill has watched Silicon Valley Moms Group blossom into over nine collaborative blogging communities.

By far, her biggest challenge and greatest joy is motherhood. Jill and her husband are the proud parents of two elementary school aged daughters. Jill admits that she is NOT A PERFECT PARENT and fears her daughter's teenage years. Her girls can be heard running around the house screaming, "Mommy is blogging again!" and she needs to bribe from time to time them with treats. Is she allowed to admit that? On the bright side, Jill really digs living in Silicon Valley and tries her best to blend in, praying that no one will hear her "New Jersey accent". Unless, of course, she is royally upset.

Read more about these moms and how they may be opening a chapter near you soon!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Sue Scheff: Parenting Tips with ADHD Children

For any parent, teacher or relative of ADD/ADHD children, this magazine is a wealth of information to help you to better understand ADD/ADHD.

ADHD Parenting Tips: Be Positive and Calm

What does my style of parenting look like? Let’s say your nine-year-old refuses to comply with a simple request, like “Please pick up your toys.” Don’t repeat your request. Don’t yell or threaten a time-out. Instead, respond with action — firm, calm, quiet, and dramatic.

For instance, you might begin placing the toys into a container. If the child asks what you’re doing, you can say that the toys will remain in your possession until she pays you a small sum or performs certain chores. Your floor will be free of clutter — and your child will be more likely to comply next time.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

In SPARK, John J. Ratey, M.D., embarks upon a fascinating and entertaining journey through the mind-body connection, presenting startling research to prove that exercise is truly our best defense against everything from depression to ADD to addiction to aggression to menopause to Alzheimer's. Filled with amazing case studies (such as the revolutionary fitness program in Naperville, Illinois, which has put this school district of 19,000 kids first in the world of science test scores), SPARK is the first book to explore comprehensively the connection between exercise and the brain. It will change forever the way you think about your morning run---or, for that matter, simply the way you think.
Learn more - type the title of the book in the Amazon Box and also visit - They have been using the Pilot Program with Dr. Ratey called Learning Readiness PE.
You can also listen to Podcast's of interviews with Dr. Ginger Campbell and Dr. Ratey at - In Episode 33 they explored the key ideas about exercise and the brain. In Episode 45 they talk about ADD/ADHD.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Sue Scheff: Stop Your Kids From Shoplifting


Why Children Steal and Your Role in Preventing Retail Theft

Very young children sometimes take things they want without understanding why it's wrong. Elementary school-aged children know better, but may lack enough self-control to stop themselves. Most preteens and teens shoplift as a result of social and personal pressure in their lives. Here are just a few of the reasons why:

• Feel peer pressure to shoplift
• Low self-esteem
• A cry for help or attention
• The na├»ve assumption they won't get caught
• The belief that teen stealing is “not a big deal”
• Inability to handle temptation when faced with things they want
• The thrill involved
• Defiance or rebelliousness
• Not knowing how to work through feelings of anger, frustration, etc.
• Misconception that stores can afford the losses
• The desire to have the things that will get them “in” with a certain group of kids.
• To support a drug habit.
• To prove themselves to members of a gang.

Learn more at for parenting tips.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sue Scheff: Holiday Times - The Feingold Holiday Goodie Basket

For parents of ADD/ADHD children, many have had tremendous success with the Feingold Program and Diet to help manage their kids. As the holidays are here, they are offering a fabulous goodie basket for your friends and family!

Holiday Goodie Basket!

Support your Feingold Association and wow your friends!A great assortment of all-natural, delicious treats in an attractive holiday gift baskets for you to enjoy or to give as gifts. For your $50 donation to FAUS, we will send a basket to the person of your choice.We have gathered our favorite Stage One & Stage Two yummies from sources around the country and will be assembling attractive gift baskets to be shipped out via Priority Mail to the locations and at the time you choose.

Look for brownies, cookies, jelly beans, gummy bears, lollipops, and many other goodies and snacks.Wouldn't it be great if your relatives had lots of Feingold-acceptable treats on hand when you and your kids visit them? This is a wonderful way to introduce family, friends, neighbors and teachers to the Program, and to show them that "additive-free" means "delicious"!! Get several baskets for your friends, relatives, teachers, etc.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sue Scheff founder of Parents Universal Resource Experts

As the holidays are here parents are struggling with finding constructive ways to keep their teens busy.
Finding a part-time job, maybe working at a Christmas Tree stand or volunteering at a local Humane Society or visiting Nursing Homes.
Parents' Universal Resource Experts has helped parents with teens for over 8+ years - and if you are at your wit's end, visit and hopefully we can help you help your teen!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sue Scheff: Beautiful Boy, A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

By David Sheff
If you have a teen or adolescent that is at risk (using or experimenting with drugs, etc), this Memoir is a must read. It will captivate you and help you to understand that drug and substance abuse, as much as parents will make excuses for it, we need too realize that being in denial can actually only delay getting your child the help he needs. David Sheff is painfully honest, and does all he can - and I believe all parents have so much to learn from his experiences.
Type the book title in the side box for Amazon and get more information.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sue Scheff: Parent Survival Training - A Complete Guide to Modern Parenting

Parents Survival Training is a great book for parents with ADD/ADHD kids and other adolescent issues. It is written for parents to understand and can help you help your child.
To learn more type the book title in the Amazon box!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sue Scheff: - Teens Teens by Denise Witmer offers a wealth of information for parents dealing with today's teens. Take a moment to learn more!

Denise D. Witmer has been a "professional parent" at the Masonic Childrens Home in Elizabethtown, Pa. She worked in the adolescent buildings from May 1988 - September 1997 and again from May 2003 - July 2006. She was very active in the teen development and independent living programs.

She is the author of the book, The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising a Successful Child: All You Need to Encourage Your Child to Excel at Home and School. Her advice has also been featured in US News and World Report, Better Homes and Garden's Raising Teens Magazine, and USA Today online and has been referenced in several books for parents of teens, including Surviving Ophelia.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Dirt E-Secrets of an Internet Kid by Vanessa Van Petten

If you are a parent, take a moment to visit - Vanessa Van Petten writes about being a teen, helping parents to understand the struggles of being an adolescent in today's generation and more.
Also take a moment to review her first book, You're Grounded available at Amazon. Place the title in the search box on the side bar.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sue Scheff: National Teen Runaway Prevention Month

Welcome to the National Runaway Switchboard

Between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away in a year. Our mission at the National Runaway Switchboard is to help keep America’s runaway and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. Our services are provided in part through funding from Family and Youth Services Bureau in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home through our Home Free program.

Call if you are a teacher looking for information to pass along to your students about alternatives to running from home. Call if you care about a youth and want information on how you can help someone who may be at risk of running from home.

Our 24-hour crisis line has an experienced front-line team member ready to help you now. It’s anonymous, confidential and free. 1-800-RUNAWAY.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Dirty - by Meredith Maran - A Search for Answers Inside America's Teenage Drug Edpidemic

Meredith Maran wrote a very compelling and personal story that will help many parents understand the growing problem of teen drug addiction.
Learn more - type the book title in the Amazon Box.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sue Scheff: PE4Life

PE4life offers the unique ability to transform the lives of students, teachers, schools, and communities by providing knowledge and expertise through our Program Support and Service Packages.

Visit for more valuable information.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Sue Scheff: Staying Connected to your Teenager by Michael Riera

At last, a book of sage advice that will help frustrated parents reconnect with their teenager and keep that connection even in today's often-crazy world.The first step is simple: realizing that inside every teen resides two very different people-the regressed child and the emergent adult. The emergent adult is seen at school, on the playing field, in his first job, and in front of his friends' families.

Learn more - type the title in the Amazon Box and order today!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

One Tough Job - PARENTING!

One Tough Job is a 2007 National Parenting Publication Award (NAPPA) winner, a program sponsored by Dominion Parenting Media, Inc. and promoted in association with parenting publishers across the United States.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

ADDitude Magazine - Learn More About ADD and ADHD

Do you have an ADD or ADHD child? Are you an ADHD Adult?

Visit and learn more! ADDitude Magazine offers a wide variety of topics on ADD and ADHD for both children and adults. Check out their informational and educational Blogs!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates provides information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in the United States and the developing world.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Connect with Kids - DVD's for Parents

At Connect with Kids, our single aim is to help parents and educators help children. Each week we gather the freshest information from experts at universities, research organizations, hospitals, child advocacy groups and parents and kids themselves. We present that information in video news and feature stories that are understandable, compelling and useful.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Safe Teen Driving Club

Our mission is to educate parents and provide them services they can use to keep their teen safe and alive while driving. It's pretty well known that driving crashes are the #1 cause of teen injury and death, taking a back seat to suicide, homocide, drugs, alcohol and all other causes.Feel free to visit our site at, or our blog at
You'll find safety tips, information on our Crash Free America educational program for parents and services and products that are proven to reduce the chances of a crash with your teen.You can also see a short video about the Club and other media coverage at

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Dirt E-Secrets of an Internet Kid by Vanessa Van Petten

Vanessa Van Petten offers a vast amount of information (valuable for all parents with teens today) on her educational website - Take a quick glance at her articles - they may help you help your child.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Thinking Forward - Joe Bruzzese, M.A. - Guiding Parents and Children

For nearly 20 years Joe Bruzzese has guided children and parents through the challenges of the middle school years and the transition to adolescence. His background as a teacher, coach and parent forms the ideal trio of experiences for coaching parents and kids toward, confident and connected relationships at home and in school. As a leading parent coach and author Joe frequently addresses parent group at conferences, parent-sponsored events and as part of the work-life balance programs many organizations strive to support in the workplace. This coming spring Joe's book, A Parent's Guide to the Middle School Years, will become widely available through Ten Speed Press of Berkeley, California.
Visit - for great articles on parenting!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Boundaries with Teens - When to say Yes/How to say No

In this exciting new book, Dr. Townsend gives important keys for establishing healthy boundaries—the bedrock of good relationships, maturity, safety, and growth for teens and the adults in their lives. The book offers help in raising your teens to take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, and emotions.

Type the title in the Amazon Box and find out more!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Learn More about Inhalant Abuse Among Teens

In 2004, the Alliance for Consumer Education launched ITS Inhalant Abuse Prevention Kit at a national press conference at the National Press Club in Washington DC. The kit was successfully tested in 6 pilot states across the country. Currently, ACE’s Inhalant Abuse Prevention Kit is in all 50 states. Furthermore, the Kit is in its third printing due to high demands.

The Kit is intended for presentations to adult audiences. Specifically parents of elementary and middle school children, so they can talk to their children about the dangers and risks associated with Inhalants. We base the program on data from the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. Statistics show that parents talking to their kids about drugs decrease the risk of the kids trying a drug.

The Inhalant Abuse Prevention Kit contains 4 components: the Facilitator’s Guide, a FAQ sheet, an interactive PowerPoint presentation, and a “What Every Parent Needs to Know about Inhalant Abuse” brochure. Additionally, there are 4 printable posters for classroom use, presentations, etc.

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Feingold Program

Did you know that the brand of ice cream, cookie, and potato chip you select could have a direct effect on the behavior, health, and ability to learn for you or your children?
Numerous studies show that certain synthetic food additives can have serious learning, behavior, and/or health effects for sensitive people.
Learn more about The Feingold Program today.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Stressed Out Students' Guide to Saying No to Cheating

By Lisa Medoff
With a rise in recent years in the number of students seeking mental health services, an increase in cheating behavior in school, and constant concern from parents, teachers, and especially students about academic achievement, the time is now for a book series to address academic stress.
Personally, these books by Lisa Medoff are a very easy read for both parents and kids - if you have a niece, nephew, son, daughter, friend that is a teen or pre-teen - there is a lot to gain from these books.
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Friday, October 3, 2008

A Relentless Hope - By Gary Nelson

A RELENTLESS HOPE - Surviving the Storm of Teen Depression - by Dr. Gary Nelson is an absolutely amazing journey of a father and son and the difficult times they endured. They share their first hand experiences that helps you feel you are not alone.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Shoulder to Shoulder - Raising Teens Together

Is your teen pushing your buttons?

Not sure how to handle it?

We're here to help you make the most of your relationship, stay ahead of the game and find common ground with your teenager. Shoulder to Shoulder is dedicated to making your job easier by connecting parents and caregivers and sharing the insights of those who have been there before. From written resources and a Blog for parents of teens to relevant research and parenting tips, we hope you find our resources useful as you navigate the teen years with your child.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Stressed Out Students' Guide to Handling Peer Pressure

I read this book recently and already passed it on to my sister that has a tween - this is a must read for parents of teens and tweens to inform them on how to deal with peer pressure.
The book covers topics such as cheating, shoplifting, sex, drugs, alcohol and more.
The author, Lisa Medoff, created this as a very quick and easy read for both kids and parents.
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