Parent Resources

CPCK Best of 2014 by Jennifer Miller

Confident Parents, Confident Kids offers numerous supports for parents on their learning path. Check out the following pages that include favorite tools and resources. These pages contain:

BOOKS

Check out my reading recommendations for parents that expand and deepen the skills explored on this site.

 

 

 

MEDIA

Check out the list of parent resources for navigating the world of media including television, movies, video games, applications and the internet!

 

 

ORGANIZATIONS

Check out other organizations and their sites which offer helpful resources for parents and on parenting including the NBC Parent Toolkit, the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning and Edutopia.

 

FAMILY-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS

Check out a host of helpful information on how parents can contribute to caring Family-School Partnerships including how to have tough conversations with teachers, how to prepare for an effective parent-teacher conference, how to get set up at home for homework success and how to manage your bedtime routine so that kids get enough sleep and ready to learn the next day!

 

 

FAMILY EMOTIONAL SAFETY PLAN

We plan for fires in our home but what about emotional fires? It only takes a little bit of planning to respond to anger and upset with greater emotional intelligence. When parents do it, it serves the dual purpose of calming them down and modeling/teaching their children how to deal with big feelings.

We plan for fires in our home but what about emotional fires? It only takes a little bit of planning to respond to anger and upset with greater emotional intelligence. When parents do it, it serves the dual purpose of calming them down and modeling/teaching their children how to deal with big feelings. Learn about and find a template to create your own Family Emotional Safety Plan!

 

FIGHTING FAIR FAMILY PLEDGE

Do you have clear rules or established boundaries for what you will do or say in an argument with family members? Do you have an agreement on what you will not say or do during an argument? Avoid regret or hurting another family member in last ways by planning ahead and having this critical discussion with one another. What’s off limits to you? The research is clear on what to avoid and what you can embrace to strengthen relationships. Discuss and then, read and sign the Fighting Fair Family Pledge together!

 

 

 

TEACHING KIDS ABOUT NAME-CALLING ACTIVITY

Use this simple activity with your children to explain the harmful impact of name-calling. 

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