Resources

Drawing togetherThe following links offer additional information and ideas for our volunteers and parents.

The Power of Conversation

Benefits of Family Dinner Conversations http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/hot_topics/families_and_consumers/family_dinners.shtml 

10 Steps to the Perfect Conversation  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vanessa-van-edwards/10-steps-to-the-perfect-conversation_b_8994516.html

“When Teenagers Bristle at ‘How Was School?’” – column in NY Times   http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/14/well/family/when-teenagers-bristle-at-how-was-school.html?_r=0

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lisa-damour-parents-tips-conversation-children-about-school-day/

How to have great dinner conversations with your kids  https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/great-dinner-conversations-with-your-kids/2014/07/29/32ac6460-0c33-11e4-8c9a-923ecc0c7d23_story.html

The Power of Love and Nurture  https://www.powerofpositivity.com/behaviors-people-unloved-as-children/

Developing a Love for Learning

Kids who become readers become lifelong learners.  http://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/intelligent-creative-child/child-loves-read

A growth mindset, as opposed to a fixed mindset, develops a love for learning.   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/smart-parents/growth-mindset-parenting_b_6951252.html

Resources from the author or Mindset are available here:  https://www.mindsetworks.com/mindset/mindset-resources-general

There are scientifically proven ways to help your kids become a better learner that might surprise you. http://nurtureshock.com/

If you don’t have time to read the book, the following 3-minute video is a helpful overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DoBYtMDvW-0

Six ways to Encourage your Children to Love Reading – Click Here to read the Article. 

One article in particular states that games that help a child’s reasoning ability and processing speed can boost a child’s IQ more than a year of schooling. Faster and quicker thinking helps build more confident learners.  http://www.nurtureshock.com/IQLeaps.pdf

Maintaining Physical Health and Nutrition

10 Tips on Helping Your Kids Get Out the Door in the Morning, Well-fed and On Time. Click Here 

Nutritious Meals your Kids will Love Click Here

Five Ways to Keep your Kids Active https://health.usnews.com/wellness/fitness/articles/2017-08-04/5-ways-to-keep-your-kids-active

Keeping Kids Active – http://www.pbs.org/parents/food-and-fitness/sport-and-fitness/keep-kids-active/

Top 10 Reasons Kids should Exercise – Click Here

Healthy menu planning – https://www.superhealthykids.com/

Eating is a metacognitive event – what you think as you eat makes a difference.  https://vimeo.com/163412281

Getting enough sleep is key to physical health.  http://figur8.net/baby/2009/10/26/nurture-shock-chapter-2-the-lost-hour/

Stages of Child Development

Ages and Stages of Child Development. https://childdevelopmentinfo.com/ages-stages/#.WnN2YqinFyw

Six Stages of Child Development – Click Here

Parenting Resources and Information on developmental stages of growth – Click Here

Recognizing the Importance of Spiritual Growth

The No. 1 Reason Teens Keep the Faith as Young Adults.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-briggs/the-no-1-reason-teens-kee_b_6067838.html

Being involved in a church is good for your health (both physical and spiritual)  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-briggs/the-no-1-reason-teens-kee_b_6067838.html

Harvard study showing the importance and benefits of teaching our kids about spiritual values. Click Here

Building a Strong Sense of Family

Grace Based Parenting Video “What is Grace Based Parenting All About?”available here (4 minutes).  http://gracebasedparenting.com/
Discovering Ways to Discipline Your Kids
8 Positive Discipline Techniques Every Parent Should Know
Dealing with Bullying

Resources for Single Moms

https://thelifeofasinglemom.com/

Teaching Your Kids about Money

http://faithandfinancesforkids.com/  – Great system for teaching kids as young as 3 about money.

Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect

Child Abuse and Neglect

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