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Growing Up Is Not Easy

All children and adolescents face problems from time to time. They may:

  • Feel afraid to go to school
  • Have difficulty organizing their time efficiently
  • Lack effective study skills
  • Fall behind in their school work
  • Lack self-discipline
  • Worry about family matters such as divorce and death
  • Feel depressed or anxious
  • Experiment with drugs and alcohol
  • Think about suicide
  • Worry about their sexuality
  • Face difficult situations, such as applying to college, getting a job, or quitting school
  • Question their aptitudes and abilities

School psychologists help children, parents, teachers, and members of the community understand and resolve these concerns. Below are some resources for families. For additional support please contact the school psychologist at your child's school.

Resources

Homework: A Guide For Parents

Bedtime Guidelines for Parents

Motivating Learning in Young Children

Stress in Children and Adolescents: Tips for Parents

Helping Children Cope with the Economic Crisis

Divorce: A Parents' Guide to Supporting Children

Name Calling and Teasing

Talking To Children About Violence

Relaxation Techniques for Children

Relaxation Technique Examples

How Parent Stress Relates to Child Behavior Problems

Nine Steps to More Effective Parenting

Website Resources for Families

Adoptive Families
Resources for adoption and school.

Safe in Yourspace
Information for parents and educators about how to talk to children about being safe on-line.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Information about disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth.

California Kids Healthcare
Information about obtaining affordable, preventive and primary health care benefits for children of families who do not qualify for any State health care program.

California Healthy Families Program
Healthy Families is low cost insurance for children and teens. It provides health, dental and vision coverage to children who do not have insurance and do not qualify for free Medi-Cal.

Special Education Rights and Responsibilities
Parent handbook that explains special education rights in English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Wrightslaw
Information for parents and educators about special education law.

Educational Websites

Math Cats
Website for creative open-ended math exploration.

Reading Rockets
Website dedicated to teaching children to read and helping children who struggle.

Fact Monster
Website contains information on a variety of topics and includes an almanac, encyclopedia, thesaurus, and dictonary.

Learn to Read
From the starfall.com site, bacic reading activities and games.

Fun Brain
Educational games and activities for children grades K-8.

Education Place
Textbook supported materials for grades K-6.