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Friday, August 22, 2008

Resources on Bullying, Back To School, Empty Nest Syndrome and Internet Safety

This past Sunday I hosted a "Back To School" special on MamasTimeOut© and had the opportunity to speak with other moms and authors about bullying, empty nest syndrome and preparing younger children for school.

Stacey Kannenberg, co-author of Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten! (Let's Get Ready Series) (Let's Get Ready Series), and Let's Get Ready for First Grade! (Let's Get Ready Series) (Let's Get Ready Series), was finishing out our show when we were suddenly disconnected, due to phone problems on my end, despite the disconnection we had a great conversation and discussion, which you can listen to both segments in there entirety here. Janet Heller's bullying book, How The Moon Regained Her Shape, is a great resource for teachers and parents to help their children learn about the topic of bullying and dealing with those feelings. It is a colorful book written as an Indian folktale. It is a very creative and educational story, featuring the phases of the moon and activities to go along with the book.  Pat Montgomery, author of Now You Know What I Know: Parenting Wisdom of a Grandmother shared several great tips on 'empty nest syndrome', for those parents whose child is leaving home for the first time.

Some of those tips include:



  • spending as much time as possible with your child before they leave home
  • take a day off work and devote it just to your child and family at the end of their senior year and before they leave for college
  • plan a contact schedule at least weekly to talk to them and keep up on whereabouts, etc.
Unfortunately our fourth guest, GL Sheerin, didn't make the show this time, but hopefully I can reschedule him in the future to discuss his new book introducing children to technology and online safety. You can keep posted on upcoming shows and guests by subscribing to our feed/newsletter here on the blog.

Recommended Sites:


I AM JACK works against bullying

Everyone Hates Bullying but Everyone Loves I Am JACK and it's BOOK WEEK 18-23rd August time to celebrate kids, books, having a fair go. Award winning MONKEYBAA Theatre presents Susanne...Sound Pet - http://www.soundpet.com/
Hoot - Carl Hiaasen

By T(T)
The book addresses bullying - and has a realistic take on the situation from the viewpoint of the bullied... despite being small for his age Roy is fed up with being bullied... and does his best to remedy the situation.
Books your mother would approve of - http://whatallthekidsarereading.blogspot.com/


Teachers boost online predator battle

Today's Sunbeam - NJ.com - Salem,NJ,USA
bullying and online sexual predators. "Cops don't know the kids, teachers do," said Sgt. Stan Field of the New Jersey State Police Cyber-Crimes Unit.

Schools' PC says farewell


The Argus.co.uk - Brighton,UK
PC Hart said: “The internet is one of the biggest issues, both for bullying and safety. “They could be upstairs 20ft away from you and talking to people on ...

Cyber Bullying, Internet Harassment and Child Online Safety


By Wes
From privacy concerns, to internet safety for children, to Cyber Bullying, today’s parents have a lot to deal with online. ReputationDefender is committed to child online safety and protecting kids on the net

Parenting a College Student: What To Expect

Media Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA
Remember that many resources
exist at college to help students cope with various situations. Express
support, but give your children time to solve their own ...


Empty Nest Syndrome refers to feelings of depression, sadness, and/or
grief experienced by parents and caregivers after children come of age
and leave their childhood homes.
Out of sight and out of mind may seem to be the attitude your college
age son or daughter has. It is important to you and to your offspring
student to communicate. Whether your child is a freshman or a senior,
establishing a communication pattern ... more »

Empty Nest Quiz

Empty Nest Communication

Empty Nest Preparation
Keeping Our Kids Safe On The Net


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Is a plugin that allows you to control what sites your kids are accessing on the web for those that use Firefox as their browser http://littlebytesnews.blogspot.com/2008/05/glubble.html

i-SAFE Inc. is the worldwide leader in Internet safety education. Founded in 1998 and endorsed by the
U.S. Congress, i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth everywhere. i-SAFE incorporates classroom curriculum with dynamic community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and concerned adults to make the Internet a safer place.

http://www.isafe.org/

Disclaimer:
All sights are suggested resources and should be used for educational purposes only, for expert advice related to your situation please consult an expert in the field discussed.

 
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