Parent Resources

Top High School Survival Tips for Parents:

  1. Help your child to be interested and enthusiastic about high school.

  2. When in doubt, ask for help!

  3. Help them to be here.  On time.  Everyday.

  4. Encourage students to make good choices!

  5. Get involved!

  6. Help them self-advocate.

  7. It is never too early to think about college, day 1 of high school counts!

Parenting Blogs:

In Between Years: Times are different. Developmentally, teenagers haven’t changed much, but the world sure has. A host of pervasive forces influence the lives of teenagers, and we just want to make sense of their experience growing up in today’s world. Through a quest to understand the adolescent experience, we hope to offer new perspective that helps you support a teen you care about.

Connecting With Your Teen Through Pop Culture

This is the place to go if you want to keep abreast of all things pop culture and how it relates to raising teenagers. Jennifer Wagner seems to know about every movie, TV show, computer game, and gadget that has, or is about to be, released.  Her posts are easy to read and she is always thinking about how to use pop culture to build relationships with teenagers.

Talking Teenage

This is a blog written by Jennifer A. Powell-Lunder, Psy.D & Barbara R. Greenberg, Ph.D. As their titles suggest these are two seriously qualified ladies who have spent most of their careers studying and working with adolescence.  The great thing about this blog however is that is how simple, practical, and fun their content is.  They provide really wise and sensible insights about everyday issues that parents and teenagers face.  This is reliable and accessible info. Check it out.


More Teen Parent Resources:

Support Groups in Kansas

Web Literacy (pdf, 263.44KB)

Resolving Conflicts Peacefully (pdf, 229.45KB)

Parenting through the teen years (pdf, 258.83KB)

Standardized Test Secrets (pdf, 225.04KB)


Parenting Books to Read:

Queen Bees and Wannabees by Rosalind Wiseman

Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World by Rosalind Wiseman

Parenting Teens with Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

The Me, Me, Me Epidemic: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World Paperback by Amy McCready

UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World by Michele Borba Dr.

 

Financial Aid and Scholarship Resources for Parent: 

Resource Guide for Scholarships and Financial Aid from KASFAA (pdf, 356.58KB)

LendEDU.com is focused on promoting financial literacy through free educational resources.  To gain more knowledge in the student loan process and scholarhip searches, view the 20-minute videos below:

http://lendedu.com/blog/student-loan-video-guide/

http://lendedu.com/blog/scholarships/

http://www.lendedu.com/scholarships.php

NCAA Eligibility Information.pdf

 

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