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Public School Counseling

Spurwink's Public School Counseling program places skilled therapists in public schools, so they can provide counseling services to children, adolescents and their families.

The outreach efforts decrease barriers to family participation in counseling and improve communications between home and school.

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Online Safety Tips from a Teen

Here are a few tips Carly S. would have given her younger self regarding social media. Use this as a starting off point with talking with your child about Internet safety.

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5 tips for a better parent-teacher conference

CNN has a good article on how to make the most of a parent-teacher conference. The first step is talking to your child before the conference to find out if they have any questions or concerns. That can give you ideas of what to address with the teacher.

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Talk to Your Kids

This page suggests talking to your kids on a regular basis on Internet safety. The more comfortable you and your kids are talking about these things, the more likely your kids will come to you when an issue or questionable situation arises.

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Is parent involvement in school really useful?

According to this author, they type of parental involvements is important. There's a big difference between a parent who's focused on what the child is doing — that is, on the learning itself — and a parent who's focused on how well the child is doing ("Why a C-?").

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Everything You Need to Know...

The Everything You Need to Know book introduces parents to online terminology, equipment, safety information, activities and resources (organized by age group). As a professional, you might want to share this with your parents.

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Wired Safety

Wired Safety covers a wide range of on-line safety issues ,everything from when a child should have a cell phone to cyberbullying and social web site safety.

Who knew there were 87 different ways a cell phone can be used to cyberbully others.

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The Children's Television Network

The Children's Television Workshop has placed its parents magazine online. Not only are there activities for young children but also archives and articles on perhaps as many as 100 topics for parents. The quality of this publication is very high.

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Disney Family Activities

Part of the Disney family, this site does include easy to do crafts and projects using items usually already in the home.

Online services and other groups will begin to offer more publications and exchange opportunities for parents, because their role in education is receiving increasing attention by the media.

Coordinating resources between the school and home is another important dimension of school-home partnering.

We can see another model of telecommunications: parents can turn quickly to a topic for advice when a crisis, such as the loss of a loved one, occurs rather than frantically searching through old magazines.

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