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.
Type the title in the Amazon Box for more information.

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.
Type the title in the Amazon Box on the side and learn more.

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.