Gratitude - A student of mine was completing a Growth Mindset project and used this as her strategy for enjoying school. Our school then initiated the 10 day challenge. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (Start a family challenge)
Device Free Dinner - Commonsense media bring a world wide initiative to encourage families to participate in media free dinner. Give it a go
Common Sense Media - this site rates apps. We love this site as it provides reviews and rating for apps that we may use in the classroom. It can help you at home too.
This site is my number one recommended site. Click on the title and it will direct you to their parent specific site. While you are there navigate to their kid and teen friendly areas. (available in spanish)
JC Inspire Youth
This website offers a free ebook to help with teens dealing with anxiety. JC Inspire Youth also offers a mentoring program for teens all over the world. JC Inspire also has a program just for mum. Check it out here
Check out this website for all your questions on developmental timelines and parenting support. Authenticated by Pediatrician's this website provides videos and audio files helping you through puberty to parties. This site also offers an app for your mobile device. (available in spanish)
Check out this Australian based parenting site. This site provides you with practical advice from a variety of sources and includes information for new borns to how to talk to your teenager.
Parent Took Kit
This website is wonderful and tackles everything from academics to social emotional wellness. You can navigate through topics or look at your child's grade at school. (available in spanish)
Teen Mental Health
A wonderful site for teens, educators and parents. With it's own dedicated parent portal, there is a lot of information to help you engage with your teen.
I came across this website on twitter and I was reading a great article on sexting in schools. Keep on top of current teen issues with some great reads and advice.
Think Act Grow - a wonderful site for everyone on all things teen health. The site includes information, resources and initiatives you can implement with your school, family or friend group.
Kidguard - this is a product / service for online safety. It is also a wonderful way for students and parents to learn about concerns and awareness of online safety issues.
Soul Pancake - a 10 year old inspiration. He produces inspirational short films for kids, teachers and parents. Watch one of his films as a family.
Amy Poehler's Smart Girls - funny girl Amy Poehler has a series of great videos for older kids and tweens. Be inspired!
Scholastic - this is great for kids but just as informative for parents. Check out FACE (Family and Community Engagement) and Parent and Child Magazine on their playlist feed.
Amaze - A new very cool youtube channel with the moto "more info, less weird" Find some fun and friendly videos on sexed for 10-14yr olds.
Julie Smith - an expert on media, fake news, social media and the need for coping skills. Fabulous site.
Websites Cont ...
Sleep - this site is sponsored by a duvet company. However, has some wonderful infomercials and tips for improving sleep.
Brain Rules - a MUST see site. If you want to improve learning then check out the science behind how we learn and what we do to improve.
Girls Health - a fab site for girls, covers all topics including time management, friendship, communication and puberty.
Time Management Resources - an extensive collection of additional sites that offer help in managing time and prioritizing tasks.
Body Blossom - an online program that offers free and paid programs to assist all ages in changing their body image and self esteem.
Play it Safe - this is a website by the NSW government in Australia. 6th Grade students of mine found this and love it. They have shared this with their parents. The site is applicate to teens and parents.