Canvas Parent Help Resources
College and Career Tool
Naviance is a self-discovery, career exploration and academic planning tool. Every
HCPSS student receives an access code to use at both home and school.
Quizlet makes simple learning tools that let you study anything with flashcards,
games and learning tools — all for free.
NetSmartz can help you better protect children while they're online.
5 Tech Tools for Kids in Crisis
Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center
24 hours hotline: 410-531-6677
MD Youth Crisis Hotline (24/7): 800-422-0009
FIRN: Resources for the Foreign Born
Parenting Books, Blogs, and Articles
Middle School Makeover is a guide for parents and educators to help the tweens in their lives navigate the socially fraught hallways, gyms, and cafeterias of middle school. The book helps parents, teachers, and other adults in middle school settings to understand the social dilemmas and other issues that kids today face. Author Michelle Icard covers a large range of topics, beginning with helping us understand what is happening in the brains of tweens and how these neurological development affects decision-making and questions around identity. She also addresses social media, dating, and peer exclusion. Using both recent research and her personal, extensive experience working with middle-school-aged kids and their parents, Icard offers readers concrete and practical advice for guiding children through this chaotic developmental stage while also building their confidence. http://michelleinthemiddle.com/
Raising a confident, self-aware and responsible teen doesn’t happen by accident. It takes a village, as it were, and no village operates without time-tested guidance and some sage advice. Modern-day parenting means getting those messages heard – and understood – above so many overwhelming outside influences. Yes, the parenting game has changed. And so have the rules. http://michelleinthemiddle.com/
Relational aggression and how parents can help guide their girls: SMCEducationBlog
Strengthening Caring in Our Kids
According to the Strengths Explorer data through Naviance, Burleigh’s students top
strength is competing while caring is among the bottom of our students’ developed
strengths. Learn why caring matters more than overachieving for college
admissions. To get into college, Harvard report advocates for kindness instead of
overachieving from The Washington Post: http://wapo.st/1Qel5Al?tid=ss_mail
- Parenting Cue Cards may help you set your students up for academic success when they have issues with organization, motivation, etc. Check out this link!
- 8 Warning Signs Your Child is Headed for Trouble (and when to seek intervention)
- What Teens Need Most From Their Parents-Wall Street Journal
- 18 Important Things That Kids With Anxiety Need to Know
- Does saying "don't tattle" send kids the wrong message?
- How Parents Can Help Organize a Disorganized Teen
- Age by Age Guide for What to Expect from Kids & Teens
- Why are those girls so mean?
- Help! My child worries about tests
- Nobody likes me!
- Kid Friendly Habits of Success
Articles- Technology, Social Media, Cell Phones
Documents to Download
- Family Cellphone Contract
- Technology Use Contract
- Online Resources for Parents- Cyberbullying Tips for Teens