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Resources and Support

Resources for parents:

Child Development:
Connect with Kids
Sandbox Learning

Developmentally-Appropriate Discipline
Keep Kids Healthy/Parenting Styles & Discipline
American Academy of Pediatrics: Discipline Guidelines
List of Children's Books dealing with Counseling topics
Comprehensive List of Parenting/Education organizations
Stress-Free Kids

Minimizing Summer Learning Loss:
Minimizing Summer Learning Loss: MSNBC
101 Worthwhile Summer Activities:

Back to School:
Kindergarten Readiness
Back to School Readiness Checklist

Pacer: Kids Against Bullying
CCPS Bullying Resource List

Character Education:
"Bucketfillers 101": Kindness and Respect

Internet Safety:
Common Sense Media Internet Safety (partner of Nat'l Center for Missing/Exploited Children)

Study Skills:
How To
Good Homework Habits

All Kids Grieve
ADEC (Grief Education/Counseling)

Diverse Populations/ Special Needs:
Maryland Disability Resources List
Overcoming Shyness in Young Children
Childhood Depression: AACAP
Friendship Puzzle
MD Coalition of Families for Children's Mental Health
MD Energy Assistance Program
Computers for Families in Need

Military Active Duty/National Guard/Reservist Family Support: - Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission
Military Child Coalition (MCEC) - ensures quality educational opportunities for military children
Military One Source (MOS) - free counseling, legal, accounting, clergy services, etc.
Our Military Kids - provides $500 grant for extra-curricular activities
National Guard Programs for Educators and Parents
Courage Lions - visit children in crisis

Transitioning to Middle School:
PBS Kids: Middle School Transitions
Smoothing your Child's Transition to Middle School Making the Transition to Middle School
National Middle School Association- Transitioning to Middle School

Counseling Resources in Carroll County:
Carroll County Youth Service Bureau
Carroll County Community Mediation
Get Connected Family Resource Center
Carroll County Human Services Programs
Carroll County Bereavement Support

Please do not hesitate to call if I can be of assistance to your child at any point throughout the school year.