Resources

Tips for Talking with Children About Sex

Encourage communication by reassuring children that they can talk to you about anything. Listen more than you talk and think about what you’re being asked. Don’… [Read More]

Reduce Underage Drinking by Examining the Parents Relationship With Alcohol

The website checkyourdrinking.net is a great online tool to evaluate your relationship with alcohol in a realistic and straightforward manner. The website colle… [Read More]

Kids Need 60 Minutes or More of Physical Activity Daily

According to the Centers for Disease Control, children and adolescents should have 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity daily.  Here are some types… [Read More]

Tips to Help Parents Discuss Sex Education with Their School Administrators

Parents are the primary source of their child’s sexuality education. That is why it is essential that parents and schools work together to ensure that consisten… [Read More]

The ”choking game” – a fact sheet for parents

The “choking game”, what is it? It is not a comfortable topic to address but it does happen more than we realize. Attached is a nice, easy to read fact sheet ab… [Read More]

Is there support for mental health initiatives in school? Michigan parents say “yes!”

Posted March 26th, 2012 Recent headlines in the news regarding school violence and bullying are an ongoing reminder of the potential dangers of not addressing t… [Read More]

VIDEO Prescription for Play: how the simple act of allowing kids to play creates successful adults

I think this is the best video I’ve ever seen on the importance of play. This YouTube video called Prescription for Play provides remarkable insight into how th… [Read More]

Tips to Help Your Teen Understand the Serious Consequences of Sexting

There have been too many stories about normal, everyday teens whose lives have been changed forever by the click of a camera phone. Like the story of Jessica Lo… [Read More]

Advice to Parents: America’s Adults and Teens Sound Off About Teen Pregnancy

With One Voice 2010: America’s Adults and Teens Sound Off About Teen Pregnancy With One Voice 2010 – a nationally-representative survey of adults and teens – of… [Read More]

The First Lady’s “Let’s Move” Nutrition and Physical Activity Toolkit for Parents

I am so excited and proud to direct you to the First Lady’s Let’s Move website www.LetsMove.gov where you can benefit from all the great tools just released for… [Read More]

Parents Matter: The Role of Parents in Teens’ Decisions about Sex

Positive parent-teen relationships, high parental awareness and monitoring of whom their children are with, and family dinner routines are all linked to delayed… [Read More]

Teen Suicide Prevention Resources

A new multimedia teen suicide prevention campaign was launched by the federal government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on… [Read More]

Tips For Talking To Your Kids About Puberty, Sexuality-Related Issues, Communication and Relationships

A toolkit is now available for just $5.  The kit includes games that encourage communication and a magnet with more than 30 keywords to keep conversations on-go… [Read More]

Bring Back Family Dinners and Start Reaping the Benefits

Do you know that if families gathered for a meal every day, like we do on Thanksgiving Day, we would feel more bonded; our children would be good readers; and o… [Read More]

Survey Says: Parents Are Ready to Create Healthier Learning Environments For Their Kids

An online survey of parents of children in grades K-12 revealed what we (parents), already knew.  Parents nearly unanimously agree that schools should provide m… [Read More]

Videos for Parents: Healthy Kids Snacks – Helping You Shop & Prepare Healthy Snacks

Parent Action for Healthy Kids and the Michigan Department of Education have made important videos for parents. View video: Healthy Kids Snacks – Helping You Sh… [Read More]

Ways to Improve Home and School Conditions to Control Asthma

Asthma is the leading serious chronic illness of children in the U.S. In 2006, an estimated 6.8 million children under age 18 (almost 1.2 million under age 5) c… [Read More]

5 Fast Diabetes Facts

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in school-aged children, affecting about 1 in every 400 to 500 young people less than 20 years of age. Signs… [Read More]

Effective Treatment of ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder. It is characterized by developmentally inappropriate impulsivity, inattention, an… [Read More]

The Center for Health and Health Care In Schools Parents’ Resource Center

A helpful website: www.healthinschools.org The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) is a nonpartisan resource center at The George Washington Un… [Read More]