Parent Resources

Top High School Survival Tips for Parents:

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

When in doubt, ask for help!

Help them to be here.  On time.  Everyday.

Encourage students to make good choices!

Get involved!

Help them self-advocate.

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


Mental Health Resources List

Web Articles:

Can a change in mindset help a child destress?

Normal Teenage Behavior or Mental Health Issue? Know When to Seek Help

The Jason Foundation Youth Suicide Prevention Program

It's Okay if You're not Okay about COVID-19: Understanding how the public health crisis affects our mental health



How To Talk — And Listen — To A Teen With Mental Health Struggles


How to Help Someone who is Suicidal


A-Z Topics from the Child Mind Institute

The Difference Between Being Sad or Disappointed and Being Clinically Depressed


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:

Web Literacy (pdf, 263.44KB)


Resolving Conflicts Peacefully (pdf, 229.45KB)


Parenting through the teen years (pdf, 258.83KB)

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 Elaine Mazlish 

Books to read on paying for college!

Paying for College Without Going Broke, 2018 Edition: How to Pay Less for College (College Admissions Guides) 

The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2019: Billions of Dollars in Scholarships, Grants and Prizes 

Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching off My Parents 

Countdown to College: 21 'To Do' Lists for High School 

College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step 

Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania 

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019