The following are very useful links to several web sites that give information or resources for parents of Middle School aged students.
Web Resources for Parents
Middle School EduGuide
EduGuide is a national nonprofit organization that provides many guides, tools, and resources to help parents make the most of their children’s education, from cradle to college. Parents and students can ask questions, get advice, and share experiences. A great resource!
Parentpedia – The Encyclopedia for Parents
Parentpedia is a unique online parenting encyclopedia offering expert opinion, collaborative advice from parents, and real-life stories. It covers all aspects of raising kids, all in an easy-to-find, easy-to-read format.
This site features advice and information from experienced moms to moms. Discover ideas, activities, and resources to help your kids learn and succeed in school.
This site contains information for parents to help their son or daughter be prepared to make healthy choices. It includes conversation starters and lots of tips on talking to your teen or pre-teen.
American School Counselor Association
Good articles for parents on a variety of issues.
This is a very girl- and parent- friendly website from the U.S. Department of health that covers many topics from drugs and bullying to illness and nutrition. A good starting point fo a parent-daughter chat on difficult topics. The site gives girls reliable, useful information on health issues they will face as they become young women and tips on handling relationships with family and friends, at school and at home.
U.S. Department of Education
A variety of resources for parents covering topics such as helping your child to be successful in school to checklists and tips.
Michigan Department of Education – Parents and Family
This page on the MDE website contains information on a wide variety of topics pertinent to parents in Michigan. Many of the resources can be downloaded and printed.
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry -- ADHD- A Guide for Families
The AACAP is the leading national professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by mental, behavioral, or developmental disorders including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
- Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF) is a parent-led, not-for-profit, Web-based membership organization of families raising children diagnosed with, or at risk for, pediatric bipolar disorder.
- Facing Bipolar
This site contains all kinds of information about bipolar disorder including facts, the highs and lows, treatment, and support.
Children of Alcoholics
- National Association for Children of Alcoholics
The people hurt most by drugs and alcohol don't even use them; they are the CHILDREN of alcoholics and other drug dependent parents. The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) believes that none of these children should grow up in isolation and without support. Their mission is to advocate for all children and families affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies. They help kids hurt by parental alcohol and drug use.
- Depressed Teens.com
This is an educational site dedicated to helping teenagers and their parents and educators understand the signs and symptoms of teenage depression and provide resources for those ready to reach out and get the help they need.
- University of Michigan Depression Center
This is the nation’s first comprehensive depression center with information about depression, depressive disorders, and treatments.
- Children and Divorce -- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The AACAP is the leading national professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by mental, behavioral, or developmental disorders including the impact of divorce.
- Parents. The Anti-Drug
Up-to-date information about drugs, signs and symptoms of use, and tips for parents.
- Drug Abuse: Above the Influence
This web site was created for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign (a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy). This campaign reflects what teens across the country have said is going on in their lives. Their goal is to help teens stay above the influence believing that the more aware teens are of the influences around them, the better prepared they will be to stand up to the pressures that keep them down. The site gives another perspective and the latest facts so teens can make smart decisions regarding drug and alcohol use.
- National Eating Disorders Association
This organization is dedicated to providing education, resources and support to those affected by eating disorders. You’ll find a Parent Toolkit with helpful information, up-to-the-minute news stories and much more.
Grief and Loss
- Children’s Grief Education Association
This organization is dedicated to serving the needs of grieving children and families and to providing education and support to those who serve them.
- Parents Trauma Resource Center
An excellent tool for parents and caregivers to easily find detailed information about grief and trauma.
- Stop Underage Drinking
A comprehensive portal of federal resources for information on underage drinking and ideas for combating this issue. People interested in underage drinking prevention—including parents, educators, community-based organizations, and youth—will find a wealth of valuable information here.