The Parent Library & Resources

The Parent Library

Creekside Guidance Department            

Together We're Better!

The middle school years can be a difficult transition time for both students and parents. The Parent Library is a wonderful and free resource for Creekside parents to learn more about how to help their children through the many academic, social, and emotional transitions that come with early adolescence.

 The Parent Institute Library

 

Social/Emotional Resources

Stress and anxiety, on some level, are always present in the lives of a middle school student. Students feel stress and anxiety about their academics, relationships with friends and family members, physical appearance, and the expectations placed on them in all these areas. For further information and practical strategies on how parents can better support their students struggling with any level of stress and/or anxiety, please look at the following links.

National Association of School Psychologists: Anxiety in Children

National Association of School Psychologists: Stress in Children

Understanding Social Anxiety Disorder

Recently, social workers from St. Vincent visited Creekside to give a presentation to parents about anxiety, a common issue in adolescents. The link below sends you to their Power Point presentation.

Adolescent Anxiety Powerpoint

Breathing Exercises

 

Common Sense Media Resources

Here are some resources for you and your student from Common Sense Media. Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.

Family Tip Sheet

Family Media Agreement

Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between Blog

Digital Classroom Blog