School Counselor

Guidance Program Guidelines

Parenting Web Sites

www.angriesout.com
Very good site on anger management.

www.childhoodaffirmations.com
“Helping parents raise resourceful, resilient and compassionate children.” Great information on child development and ways to help your child navigate through each stage of development.

www.childdevelopmentinfo.com
From the Child Development Institute….great comprehensive resource on topics of child development, parenting, family life, teenagers, learning, health and safety, child psychology and mental health.

www.kidsgrowth.com/index2.cfm
Focus on growth milestones and gaining a better understanding of your child’s growth and development. Articles and information on topics of child development, parenting tips, behavioral issues and resources.

www.kidshealth.org
Lots of great information on a variety of topics re: our children and such issues as anxiety, stress, self-esteem, bullies, worrying and more.

http://illinoisearlylearning.org/cgi-bin/iel/searchiel.cgi
Comprehensive, powerful search engine for resources, articles, tip sheets, etc. on just about any topic related to early childhood.

www.pbs.org/parents
About child development, creativity, parenting, etc. Here you’ll find games and activities to promote academic, creative and social/emotional skills in our children.

http://www.search-institute.org/
“Search Institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities.” Check out links on developmental assets and resources for families.

Child Development

Birth Order Basics:
http://childdevelopmentinfo.com/development/birth_order.htm

Developmental Assets:
http://www.search-institute.org/developmental-assets
http://www.search-institute.org/40-developmental-assets-early-childhood-ages-3-5
http://www.search-institute.org/40-developmental-assets-children-grades-k–3
http://www.search-institute.org/40-developmental-asset-middle-childhood-8-12
http://www.search-institute.org/content/40-developmental-assets-adolescents-ages-12-18

Stages of social-emotional development:
http://www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/development/erickson.shtml

Pre-School Developmental Milestones (birth to 5 years):
www.mayoclinic.com/health/child-development/MY00136

Children’s Emotions

About Anger:
www.athealth.com/consumer/issues/childsanger.htm

About Anxiety:
www.kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/feelings/anxiety.html

About Disappointment:
http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/disappointment.htm

About Stress:
www.kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/feelings/stress.html

About Worrying:
www.kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/feelings/worrying.html

Social/Emotional Topics
Bullying:
http:/adderworld.ning.com/profiles/blogs/bullying-amongst-girls www.kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/feelings/bullies.html
http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/bullying.htm

Impulse Control:
http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/impulsecontrol.htm

Goals of Misbehavior Chart:
http://www.pedagonet.com/other/MISB.htm

Sibling Rivalry:
http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/sibs.htm
www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/parenting/sibling_rivalry.shtml

Social Competence:
http://illinoisearlylearning.org/faqs/socialcomp.htm#3

Social Competence Checklist:
http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/checklist.htm