Parenting Tip Sheets - School Age

What you do and say helps your child perform better at home and at school. Loving words and actions — from mom, dad or loving adult — help kids learn and succeed.

When parents and caregivers are involved, kids:

  • Attend more days of school,
  • Get better grades,
  • Are less likely to use alcohol, drugs and tobacco, and
  • Are less likely to drop out of school.

Help your child deal with feelings, friends, bullies, grades and sports. To discuss these or other topics, call Parent Help Line.

Activities: Is quitting OK?  

Back to School

Backbacks: both helpful and harmful

Backyard trampolines: know the risks

Bullies and victims both at risk

Bullying: what parents can do?

Caffeine - not a good choice for kids

Cell phone 101 for parents

Cell phone: yes or no?

Choosing a sport for your child

Coaching a youth sports team

College vs. job: parents influence on their students

Coping with a child's anger

Coping with childhood stress and frustration

Dangers of roller shoes

Do you teach soft skills at home?

Dry Drowning

Expand your child's world with activities

Facts about kids and colds

Fall family activities make long-lasting memories

Family vacations survival tips

Fun in the park

Gardening: get back to basics with children

Help your child avoid "looksism" 

Help prevent type II diabetes

Help parents stay organized

How to be a good sport




How to talk to a coach

If a child needs to go to the ER

Improved sleep may improve grades

Is your child ready for middle school?  

Is your child gifted?

Keep your family healthy

Love, kindness and saying I'm sorry

Making holiday memories

More news about childhood obesity

Nature deficit disorder

Nourish your tween's self esteem

Parents are teachers

Parenting your tween: have a plan

Parents and schools working together to achieve success

Parents beware: know how cyberbullying affects your family

Parents can help stop hazing

Parents can help improve their child's reading skills  

Protect your family against carbon monoxide poisoning

Reduce frustration and stop yelling

School age obesity: know your child's risk  

Skills for school success

Small talk: fun conversations with your teen

Start the school year with good study skills

Staying home along: is your child ready?

Summer safety tips

Super lice could be a problem

Teach your child to be a good loser

Teaching children pro-social skills

Ten ways Dads connect with their children

The dangers of internet socializing

The joy of being a single parent

Tips for flu season

Tips for traveling with children

Tips to help overweight children

Watch for bullying behavior in your middle school child

What did you do at school?

What makes a family strong?

What to do if your child refuses to go to school