Reports and Tips for Parents

Parental Tips: A collection of useful tips and reports for parents. 

40 Developmental Assets: The Assets are building blocks that are needed by all young people to grow up healthy, caring, ethical and productive.

40 Developmental Assets

The 40 Developmental Assets were first introduced by the Search Institute. The Assets are building blocks that are needed by all young people to grow up healthy, caring, ethical and productive.

The 40 Developmental Assets are about learning a positive approach to helping kids grow into healthy adults by learning to make responsible and healthy choices. Regardless of gender, ethnic heritage, economic situation, or geographic location, these assets both promote positive behaviors and attitudes and help protect young people from many different problem behaviors.

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Parenting Tip Sheets

The information presented here was compiled by the Information Gateway, an information and referral service of the Children's Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. They connect professionals and concerned citizens to information on supporting and strengthening families, preventing and responding, child abuse and neglect, adoption and more. These Parenting Tips are designed to help parents raise happy, healthy children.

Tip for Parents

Selecting Summer Care for School-Age Children

When it's time to select summer care for school-age children, there are many factors to consider. Take time to learn about each summer care program you are considering. Use the below checklist of questions as a guide for ensuring that you and your child have a safe and productive summer.

Selecting Summer Care 

Bullying Awareness

The Bullying Awareness Guidebook was designed to educate students of all ages and their families about what bullying is, why it happens, and what they can do to prevent it. Key elements of the guide include:

  • Understanding bullying
  • The cycle of bullying
  • Cyber and physical bullying
  • Bullying prevention

The guide was provided by Accredited Schools Online.

Bully-proofing Your Child

Bullying is not a normal rite of passage. It can have serious consequences.  You can help your child learn how to prevent bullying.  These tips can help:

  • Help your child understand bullying. Explain what bullying is.  It is more than physical; it can be done in person or over the phone or computer.
  • Keep open lines of communication with your child. Check in with your child and listen to any concerns about friends and other students.
  • Encourage your child to pursue their interests. Doing what they love may help your child be more confident among their peers and make friends with other kids with similar interests.
  • Teach your child to take a stand against bullying. Give guidance about how to stand up to those who bully if it is safe to do so.
  • Talk to your child about seeking help from a trusted adult when feeling threatened by a bully. Talk about whom they should go to for help and role-play what they should say. Assure your child that they should not be afraid to tell an adult when someone they know is being bullied.
  • Know what is going on in your child's school. Visit the school website, subscribe to the student paper — if there is one — and join the PTA listserv or mailing list. Get to know other parents, school counselors, and staff. Contact the school by phone or email if you have suggestions to make the school a safer and better learning place.

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