This handbook is written in direct response to the many parents and professionals who have expressed their feelings of frustration and impotence at their inability to get services.
Nearly every child will be offered drugs or alcohol before graduating high school. The good news is that a child who gets to age twenty-one without smoking, using illegal drugs, or abusing alcohol is virtually certain never to do so…and kids who learn about drugs from their parents are much likelier to resist these temptations.… More How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents
Karen’s love story of raising her young granddaughters for several years, letting them capture her heart, her life, and her soul, and then having to give them back – resulting in a painful, yet spiritual journey of love, healing, and reunion. Along with her story, she includes suggestions on the “how’s, what’s and why’s” one… More I Love You from the Edges: Lessons from Raising Grandchildren
A story all in rhyme, discusses the sadness a young boy feels when he moves to a new home, and how he finds his smile again.
Children thrive when they are surrounded by a loving and supportive family and community, and particularly during stressful times, children need reassurance that, no matter what the circumstances, they will be loved, nurtured, and protected. The soothing refrain, “I’m here for you now” serves as a calming reminder of that promise. The book includes eight… More I’m Here for You Now
Jenny and her brother Sam are scared – the TV has been playing news all day. They want to know what is going on. This story sensitively discusses how children’s fears and reactions to serious events can be addressed.
Wonderfully simple book with pictures to help children understand the basic first aid techniques they may need if someone they are with, baby-sitting for or they themselves get hurt or injured.
Once upon a time there was a little kitten called Kit who lived with a grown-up cat called Kizz Cat. Kit Kitten couldn’t understand why sometimes Kizz Cat seemed sad and far away and others times was busy and rushing about. Many children live in homes where things are chaotic and parents or carers are… More Kit Kitten and the Topsy-Turvy Feelings: A Story About Parents Who Aren’t Always Able to Care
A beautiful book with a crucial message for kids: if something doesn’t feel right to you, speak up and don’t be ashamed. Lauren’s life changed the day the new babysitter came. With the help of her friend, Rodney, she finds the courage to use her voice and face her fears. Ages 4-8.
This practical guide shows families of children with developmental disabilities how to establish a network of non-paid people that can provide lasting relationships for their son or daughter. Parents discover, step-by-step, how to navigate the human side of estate planning. And, they find out how important it is to begin this process as early as… More Laying Community Foundations For Your Child With A Disability: How To Establish Relationships That Will Support Your Child After You’re Gone
This series educates young readers about a variety of special needs their peers live with every day. Millions of people with special needs experience problems like prejudice, limited opportunities, and difficulties accessing the facilities that should be freely available. Luckily, there are laws in place today to protect their rights. Read stories about young adults… More Living with a Special Need: The Laws That Protect Youth with Special Needs
A young girl tries to come to terms with her parents’ quarreling and fighting. Includes discussion questions for adults to use with children
What do you do when your best friend moves away? Will you ever have fun again? Or will you be bored and lonely for the rest of your life? Perfect for coping with those best-friend-moved-away-blues, Nancy Carlson’s wise and heartfelt story eases the pain of saying goodbye, while reassuring young readers that they can make… More My Best Friend Moved Away
A child learns that her mother’s anger is not her fault, and with some help, the family learns how to deal with it. Ages 4 and up.
Netcétera es una guía para padres, maestros y otros adultos que pasan tiempo con niños. Esta guía ofrece recomendaciones e ideas prácticas para iniciar una conversación sobre redes sociales, privacidad, aparatos móviles, seguridad informática, mensajes de texto de contenido sexual y ciberacoso.
Net Cetera is a guide for parents, teachers, and other adults who spend time with kids. This guide offers practical tips and ideas for getting the conversation started about social networking, privacy, mobile devices, computer security, sexting, and cyberbullying.
Twenty short activities, accompanied by simple drawings, teach children how to deal with negative emotions and form positive, community-affirming responses. Each lesson also briefly discusses how to respond to situations where guns are involved
In this video, four families introduce you to the complex world of “special needs” and show how every child is “one of the family.” (29 min.)
Provides a comprehensive review of the topic. Contains an extremely readable account of the essential information needed by professionals in order to develop effective working relationships with parents of children with disabilities.
After their home is destroyed, Mrs. Bun E. Rabbit and her family find themselves in need of a helping hand. Come along with Ronny, Rachel, Ricky, Roberta, Rocky, Rupert, Rosie, and Mrs. Bun E. as they make the often difficult journey to their new home.