Good Reads for Parents

There are so many awesome resources out there for parents when it comes to raising healthy teens. As I come across anything I feel worth sharing, I’ll add them here or to my blog.

And if you stumble across anything you think would be of use to our parent community, let me know and I’ll post a link.

-Website with some great tips for talking to kids about sex & puberty

-Another website with resources for parents of teens: Your Teen Mag for Parents

Some recent articles on there I feel worth sharing:

The New Double Standard for Teenage Boys

Teens, Parents, and Technology (great ideas to get the conversation started in your home)

And some great advice on bullying and the fear of retribution

-Some interesting articles from The Atlantic

Excellent read on the importance of failure, How Middle School Failures Lead to Medical School Success

Another great new article about bullying by Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones.

And for parents of the younger kids, an article about “The Touch Screen Generation” came out in April’s issue, and is definitely worth a read.

 

More hints and tips in the classroom...

EARCOS 2017

Link to the Google Slides can be found here: EARCOS Health Workshop 2017 Lesson plans for the IB- Health Education for Teens Saturday, October 14th

Fitness!

The secret to fitness? Find something you like. Find other people who like it. Do it together. It doesn’t have to be a sport. Go

Eat real food.

Nature made it look like a rainbow for a reason. So you’d eat it. Don’t mess with nature. There are so many different resources out

Meditation Resources

Last year, after learning about the powerful impact meditation was having on middle school students in San Francisco, we decided to give it a try in

Personal Tech Use Policy

  My.U.P.2013 Korean My.U.P. Chinese My.U.P. In 2011, shortly after our school went 1-to-1, our 8th graders began noticing some issues balancing their tech use. They were