Helpful Links & Information
We've all had that moment when we feel like maybe what we are doing doesn't make a difference. But there is a loophole to that dilemma! Being good to others. Kindness really does start with one-one person, one act, one place, one city, one country, and one movement with one goal in mind: To make our wold a kinder place one act at a time. And every single one of us can play a part in this mission.
Click below to discover ways to encourage kindness in yourself & others:
To read Parental Involvement Newsletters that are generated by the Region 16 Educational Service Center, please visit the link below. These newsletters have great information on a variety of topics, from help with homework to specific tips for fathers. The newsletters are in both English and Spanish.
Visit www.esc16.net/preview.aspx?name=title1swi.3_newsletter for more information.
Sleep is a vital need, essential to a child’s health and growth. Sleep promotes alertness, memory and performance. Children who get enough sleep are more likely to function better and are less prone to behavioral problems and moodiness. That is why it is important for parents to start early and help their children develop good sleep habits. How much sleep should my child get? Visit www.sleepforkids.org for more information.
There have been many studies done on how television/computer time before bed can affect a child. For articles regarding television/computer time before bed, visit www.talkaboutsleep.com/sleep-disorders/archives/childrensdisorders_sabotage.htm
Beginning September 1, 2009, the law has been updated to require children under age 8 to ride in an appropriate car seat or booster seat, unless they are 4'9" tall. Visit www.txdps.state.tx.us/director_staff/public_information/seatbelt.htm for more information.
Love and logic provides simple, easy to use techniques to help parents raise more responsible and respectful children. For more information, visit www.loveandlogic.com
Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free. With a library of over 2,600 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history we’re on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace. Visit www.khanacademy.org for more information.
THE ACME SHARING COMPANY is a place where parents, grandparents, babysitters (even teachers and camp counselors) can find activities for spending family time with meaning. Exposing our children to cause-based adventures is a wonderful way to make giving a part of their lives now and for the future. For more information, visit www.acmesharing.com
The Parenting Center offers the most comprehensive services of any agency in the area. Their staff are leaders in the fields of Co-Parenting, Counseling, Professional Education, Programs in School, and more. All of the services are designed to help families become healthy and remain strong. For more information (including calendar of free workshops), visit www.theparentingcenter.org