There are multiple resources for you as you maneuver through each stage of your child’s development throughout their education years.  Take advantage of learning about these informational tools and trends on today’s youth.

Educational Resources

  • Accelerated Reading is the program our schools use to determine your child’s reading and comprehension ability. View the link to learn more about the program, take a sample quiz and determine which books are most applicable based on your child’s reading ability.
  • Edutopia, created by The George Lucas Educational Foundation, provides information on innovation taking place across schools, shifting the focus of education to provide project-based learning, representing the essence of IB in how they are going about affecting change and making positive changes in our schools throughout the country.
  • Khan Academy offers free education to anyone regardless of whether you are a student, teacher or parent.  They have a video library of over 4000 videos approximately 10 minutes increments for a wide range of topics primarily focusing on math, science, finance and some humanities.  They offer resources for teachers and bringing Kahn into the classroom as well as parents.
  • Watch Know Learn offers free educational videos by age category.
  • NASA for Students provides information, videos, games and homework topics for students in grades K-12.  Access the site for summer programs as well for anything STEM related.
  • Open Culture, founded by Dan Coleman, Director and Associate Dean of Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program.  The site provides free content in the form of audio books and online courses/videos for a wide range of topics with the goal of providing enriching content in an open forum, they specifically have an area dedicated to K12 Resources providing a wealth of quality, free educational material and videos pertaining to all subject areas.
  • TED Talks and TED-Ed provide a wealth of information geared toward spreading ideas and inspiring thinkers as well as offering lessons to view for creating and a library in place for sharing.

Child Development Trends & Resources

  • Child Trends shares research on trends related to child development.
  • Common Sense Media provides helpful age-appropriate information on videos, movies, games and more.
  • Connect with Kids, founded by Stacey DeWitt, focuses on student issues.  They offer a multi-medium solution for schools and other institutions in addressing social and emotional development and student behavior.  View their website for informative articles on News and Trends
  • The Greater Good Science Center based at the University of California, Berkeley, provides the science behind social and emotional learning.
  • Helpguide is a resource for parent and teen issues, including recognizing teen depression.
  • Idealist, a resource for internships, events, volunteer opportunities and jobs related to the nonprofit sector in the U.S. and across the globe.
  • Inhalant Abuse Prevention offers detailed information on today’s trends and terms used for today’s youth.
  • Institute of Education Science and their College Navigator both supply information on trends in the country, statistics by school as well as overall best practices in education.
  • J.Tom Morgan, author of Ignorance is No Defense, focuses on laws in Georgia and their impact on teens as well as parents of teens.
  • KidsHealth is a resource tool for parents, kids and teens focusing on all areas of health and development.
  • Microsoft Safety & Security Center offers information on keeping your kids safe during online gaming.
  • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) provides tools, educational materials and research in the areas of alcohol and drugs for parents, youth, people in recovery or for family and friends.
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) conducts research on alcohol usage and educates the public on their research findings.
  • National Sleep Foundation addresses the needs of sleep pertaining to teen development.
  • Net Family News offers tech information for parents on how to maneuver through the ever-changing tech world while raising children.
  • NetLingo offers top acronyms parents should know for both texting and chatting.
  • Parent Further, segments each stage of child development and references itself as a search institute resource for families.
  • Partnership for a Drug Free America offers detailed tools for parents and students on recognizing all forms of drug addictions and pertinent information on the facts whether prescription or other drug based.
  • Project Know Understanding Addiction covers a wide range of addictions and offers resources as well as a toll-free line 24/7.
  • Radical Parenting, founded by Vanessa Van Petten, a proclaimed Emory Graduate and “Youthologist” offers a blog and other informational assistance for students and parents.
  • Rethinking Drinking (a website of the NIAA) educates the public on what constitutes as one drink and helps determine your drinking pattern and provides interactive tools for creating change.
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), provides information on facility locators based on zip codes and also offers a toll free number 24/7 for treatment options and a separate toll free suicide line.
  • Text Free Driving offers multiple stats of current youth and adults and provides personal stories on those impacted.
  • The Science of People focuses on how to read nonverbal body language and understanding others.
  • The Successful Parent provides information on all stages of child development.

Community Resources