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Here are some helpful links for parents and families:

Homework/Study Skills

Early College Awareness Resources
Breakthrough Collaborative: A national educational enrichment program for underserved middle school students. www.breakthroughcollaborative.org

Think College Early: US Department of Education information www.ed.gov/students/prep/college/thinkcollege/early/edlite-index.html

GEAR UP: http://mappingyourfuture.org/MiddleHighSchool/

Preparing Your Child for College: www.ed.gov/pubs/Prepare
Getting Ready for College Early: Handbook for parents of middle school students www.ed.gov/pubs/GettingReadyCollegeEarly/index.html

Handling Grief and Loss
Kindermourn - Counseling for parents and children who have lost loved ones. Call 704-376-2580 or visit
for more information.

Family Education
Family Education: www.familyeducation.com/home
Provides information about communicating with your teen, teens and money, teens and work, dating and relationships, drugs and alcohol, and safety issues.

Parenting Teens: http://parentingteens.about.com/|http://parentingteens.about.com

A-Z index of topics for parents of teens. Includes resources and information on everything from braces to teen drug use.
By Parents for Parents: www.byparents-forparents.com
This site provides resources to give parents information and tools they need to better raise their adolescent children, including online parenting courses, current topic issues, and insight into their teenagers behavior.

Focus on Adolescents: www.focusas.com/parenting.html
If adolescence can be conceptualized as a journey from childhood to adulthood, parenting adolescents can also be thought of as a journey.

Surfing the Net with Kids - www.surfnetkids.com
Internet - http://www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/internet/
Health - http://health.yahoo.com/health/centers/parenting/71920058

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