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 

Beware of home drug tests 

BMI: what ii is and how it can help your child 

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? 

Childhood obesity linked to Type 2 diabetes 

Children who hurt animals must get help 

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 

Coping with an angry teen 

Dangers of roller shoes 

Do your kids eat all day long? 

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 

Fun in the sun can be dangerous 

Gardening: get back to basics with children 

Got a minute? Give it to your kids 

Gun safety for families 

Has your child had a successful year in school? 

Hazing - is it part of your teen's school activities? 

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 

IEPs and 504 plans 

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? 

Join the school success team 

Keep your family healthy 

Kids who steal 

Lawnmower safety 

Love, kindness and saying I'm sorry 

Make back-to-school fun and easy 

 Making holiday memories 

Methamphetamine labs near you 

Missing children information parents should know 

More news about childhood obesity 

Nature deficit disorder 

Nourish your tween's self esteem 

Out of school suspension and expulsion 

Parents are teachers 

Paintball safety 

Parenting your tween: have a plan 

Parent involvement: attend parent-teacher conferences 

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 

Prepare for a new school year  

Prevent head lice 

Protect your family against carbon monoxide poisoning 

Protect your kids from MRSA 

Protect your teen from drug and alcohol use 

Reduce frustration and stop yelling 

Safety tips for social network sites 

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 

Talking to your kids about drugs 

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 

Time to get help? 

Tips for child advocates 

Tips for flu season

Tips for parents when talking to teachers 

Tips for traveling with children 

Tips to help overweight children 

Treat head lice 

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