Saturday, March 6, 2010

Helping Parents to be Better Parents




I have had several conversations this week with parents concerned about social-emotional development. They are concerned and committed to ensuring that their child is growing up strong, resilient, able to self-regulate and able to take risks in learning! I find myself often referring parents to the following resources, so I decided to list them here:
  • One of the most helpful websites I have found that helps parents understand factors for building emotional resiliency, empowerment, and overall well-being for kids is Fishful thinking, hosted by Dr. Karen Reivich, co-director of the Penn Resiliency Project, http://fishfulthinking.com/  On this website, there are parent questions and answers, videos, activities for kids, and links to a wealth of resources parents can use to become more aware and better able to meet their child's emotional needs.
  •   Another researcher who has impacted and affirmed my beliefs about kids and success is Carol Dweck from Stanford.  Her book Mindset and links to her work are in great detail here:  http://www.mindsetonline.com/
Both of these websites are filled with a wealth of resources. I often revisit them when an issue with a student leaves me searching for more understanding. I love to find resources to help parents understand and empower their children.
What are your favorite sites to help parents become better parents? 

    3 comments:

    Lynne said...

    Hello, I found you on Twitter and will be so pleased to refer our teachers to your site. I love fishfulthinking.com as well, TY for your terrific posts. Lynne www.lynnekenney.com @thefamilycoach

    Joan Young (aka Mancini) said...

    Thanks Lynne! It's wonderful to connect with others through Twitter and glad that you found me here. I will check out your link as well.

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