Websites to Bookmark

Notes from the Backpack – National PTA Podcast

Cultures of Dignity works with parents, educators, and young people to successfully navigate the social challenges of young adulthood

Raising Digital Natives – An expert on young people’s relationship with digital media and technology, Dr. Devorah Heitner is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and founder of RaisingDigitalNatives. Her mission is to cultivate a culture of empathy and social/emotional literacy.

Prepared Parents – Parenting is not a race. A “winner take all” approach to learning leads to competitive parenting and inequitable schools. This hurts the success of all kids. Power habits such as self-direction and resilience are the true markers of a successful life. Prepared gives parents the resources to build power habits at home, and champion change at school. Rethink success.

BeHeroes.net – Jo Langford, Seattle Counselor, Sex Therapist and Dad, provides tools to keep it real when talking with your teens about tech and sexuality.

Screenagers dives Into tech’s impact on kids and the challenges of parenting In a digital world. The award-winning film probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. The film and website offers solutions on how we can help our kids navigate the digital world.

Common Sense Media rates movies, TV shows, books, and more so parents can feel good about the entertainment choices they make for their kids. Common Sense Media education programs support K–12 schools with everything educators need to empower the next generation of digital citizens.

Creating Positive Futures – Dr. Maggie Wray is an ICF-certified Academic Life Coach and ADHD coach, with a Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell and a Bachelor’s in Astrophysics from Princeton. She founded Creating Positive Futures to help students develop the executive skills, mindset, and study skills they need to excel in school but are often not learning in the classroom. The website and blog provides a variety of tips and resources on academic and ADHD coaching.