Guidance
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Links

For Parents: What You Should Know About Middle School Students
What Teens Need Most From Their Parents
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-teens-need-most-from-their-parents-1470765906

13 Tips for Success From a Middle School Principal
http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/more-school-involvement/13-tips-success-middle-school-principal

Top 7 Things You Should Know About Middle School
https://familyshare.com/1621/top-7-things-you-should-know-about-middle-school

Kids Can't Learn Time Management Without Time to Learn
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/inside-education/201704/kids-cant-learn-time-management-without-time-manage

6 Things I Want My Perfectly Unpopular Middle-School Aged Daughter to Know
http://www.scarymommy.com/6-things-i-want-my-perfectly-unpopular-middle-school-aged-daughter-to-know/?utm_source=CM

6 Ways Parents Can Stay Connected With Their Teen Sons
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/on-parenting/six-ways-parents-can-stay-connected-with-their-teen-sons/2017/04/17/5b096dc4-1ade-11e7-bcc2-7d1a0973e7b2_story.html?utm_term=.7a15ba9b2def

The Most Valuable Thing A Parent Can Do For Their Kids
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-most-valuable-thing-a-parent-can-do-for-their-kids_us_58e65740e4b06a4cb30fef2d

Anxiety
Types of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety and Depression Association of America – Types of Anxiety Disorders.  This link provides information on the types of anxiety that children may experience.

 

http://www.adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/children/childhood-anxiety-disorders

School Anxiety/Refusal

Anxiety and Depression Association of America – School Anxiety/Refusal.  Information and tips for parents of children that demonstrate school-related anxiety and school refusal.

http://www.adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/children/school-refusal

Talking to Your Child About Anxiety

Anxiety BC – Talking to Your Child About Anxiety.  Learn more about how to talk to your child about the topic of anxiety.



Depression
Psychology Today – Telling the Difference between Moodiness and Depression in Teens

Psychology Today – Telling the Difference between Moodiness and Depression in Teens.  It is often difficult to differentiate between typical teen mood swings and signs of a more serious issue. This article will provide you with five red flags that could be indicative of a problem.

 

 

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/promoting-empathy-your-teen/201010/telling-the-difference-between-moodiness-and-depression-in-t

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - Depression Resource Center

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Depression Resource Center.  Here you will find information about the signs and symptoms of depression, frequently asked questions, and more.

http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Resource_Centers/Depression_Resource_Center/Home.aspx#faqs

Mental Health America - Depression in Teens

Mental Health America – Depression in Teens.  This site provides useful information related to the recognition and treatment of depression along with warning signs of suicidality in depressed teens.

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/depression-teens

Teenage Depression: A Guide for Teachers and Parents

HelpGuide.org – Teenage Depression: A Guide for Teachers and Parents.  You will find tips for talking to a depressed teenager, signs and symptoms of depression, the differences between adult and teenage depression and much more.

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/teen-depression-signs-help.htm

Drug and Alcohol Use
Info on Alcohol and Resisting Peer Pressure

The Cool Spot – Info on Alcohol and Resisting Peer Pressure.  This website is designed to educate young teens about alcohol use and how they can resist peer pressure.

http://www.thecoolspot.gov/

Preventing Teen Abuse of Prescription Drugs

Drugfree.org – Preventing Teen Abuse of Prescription Drugs.This fact sheet provides information about prescription drug abuse in teenagers.

http://www.drugfree.org/resources/fact-sheet-preventing-teen-abuse-prescription-drugs/

Teen Drug Intervention

Time to Act – Teen Drug Intervention. Learn strategies to intervene if you suspect or know that your child is using drugs or alcohol.

http://www.drugfree.org/how-to-prepare-for-a-drug-intervention-with-your-teenager/

Preventing Drug Abuse

National Institute on Drug Abuse – Preventing Drug Abuse.  Adolescence is a critical time for preventing drug addiction.

http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugs-brains-behavior-science-addiction/preventing-drug-abuse-best-strategy

Grief and Loss
How to Help Your Child Cope with Tragedy

Child Mind – How to Help Your Child Cope with Tragedy.  Tips on how parents can aid their children in processing grief.  

http://www.childmind.org/en/posts/articles/2011-12-27-helping-your-child-cope-deaths-friends

Helping Children Cope with Grief and Loss

Helping Children Cope with Grief and Loss.  Tips to help children through grief and loss.

http://nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/griefwar.pdf

Helping Children Cope with Loss

Mental Health America – Helping Children Cope with Loss.  Information on the signs of grieving in children and adolescents as well as tips to help them.

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/helping-children-cope-loss