Tip Sheets

These tip sheets for parenting can be downloaded and printed for your own use or for distribution to friends or the parent body at your school. They are simple and direct, but not simplistic. These are organized by the 10 Key Parenting Issues. Check back because we’ll be adding new Tip Sheets all the time.

Feel welcome to write to us and let us know if you’d like to see a Tip Sheet on a particular topic, or if you have a really great online resource or book/article on adolescents and pre-adolescents. You can help make Practical Help for Parents a dynamic clearinghouse of excellent information on teens!

Local and National Resources

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Parenting Teens & Preteens

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Physical, Emotional, Social Development and Mental Health

AD/HD: Fact Sheet and Information
Bipolar Disorder Information
Eating Disorders: Information from NIMH
Tips for Communicating With Teens
Tips for Dealing with Bullying, Harassment and Teasing
Understanding Depression in Teens: Tips for Identification 

Identity Development

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Internet & Digital Media

Key Facts: What are Teens Doing Online?
Kids and Media: Kaiser Foundation Report Highlights
Key Facts: Kids and Video Games
Young & Wired: How Will The Sheer Amount of Time Spent 
Plugged in Affect our Kids?
Understanding the Warning Signs of Internet Addiction 

Teens, Drugs, Alcohol and Parties

Adolescent Brain Development and Alcohol
Changing the Set and Setting around Drug Use/Parties (1)
Changing the Set and Setting around Drug Use/Parties (2)
Five Tips to Understanding Your Teen’s “Mindset” Around 
Drug Use and Parties
Strategies for Dealing with Parties and Drugs (1)
Strategies for Dealing with Parties and Drugs (2)
A Student’s Perspective on Drinking and Parties 

Sexuality, Relationships & The Importance of Status

Tips for Understanding Teen Sexuality

Education, Learning and School

Tips on Easing Stress of School Transitions
Survival Guide for Parents: Freshman Year 

Teens, Preteens & the Family

Am I Overindulging My Child?
Keys to Enjoying Your Teenager

Responsibility, Building Character & Being in Community

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