Resources for Parents


 

Keeping our Sense of Humor

Zits

Daily Comic Strip BY Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Available At  Zitscomics.com   or  Washingtonpost.com

 


Podcasts and other audio links

Kate McCauley:   interview on Parenting Today   “Talking About Tough Topics”  13:38

Frances Jensen:  TED MED 2010  (start at 11:20 for teen brain information)

Daniel Siegel:  “Brainstorm:  The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain”  51:26  on Diane Rehm NPR

Frances Jensen: “Why Teens are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone, and Should Protect Their Brains”  38:12 on Fresh Air with Terry Gross

 


Recommended Books 

Brainstorm     by: Dan Siegel, MD

The Teenage Brain:  A neuroscientist’s survival guide to raising adolescents and young adults    by:  Frances Jensen, MD

The Shelter of Each Other     &     Reviving Ophelia        by:  Mary Pipher, PhD

The Second Family (Teens)      &     Parenting by Heart    by:  Ron Taffel, PhD with Melinda Blau

Staying Connected to Your Teenager   by:  Michael Riera, PhD

The Wonder of Boys    &   The Wonder of Girls   &      A Fine Young Man        by:  Michael Gurian

 


Useful Websites 

http://www.search-institute.org/assets/40AssetsList.pdf (Developmental Assets for Adolecents (age 12 -18)

www.robinraskin.com (raising digital kids)

www.surgeongeneral.gov/topics/underagedrinking/FamilyGuide.pdf Surgeon General’s Call to Action Family Guide

www.theantidrug.com (sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug Free America)

www.nida.nih.gov Monitoring the Future 2014 (National Institute of Health)

www.thecoolspot.gov (A site designed for younger teens. Explore it with them)

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