Resources

Welcome to our collection of useful links, books, and other sundry knowledge!

For Parenting resources, check out:

Articles on healthy boundaries:

https://www.baggagereclaim.co.uk/you-are-allowed-to-have-boundaries-with-family/

https://psychcentral.com/blog/how-healthy-couples-deal-with-their-in-laws/

And here’s the book on boundaries Julie likes:

Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend (Note: This book is by Christian authors and has a Christian take on boundaries. If that’s not for you, there are other great books out there. I just happen to think this one has a lot of great real-world examples.)

On Identity:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/enlightened-living/200910/examining-our-sense-identity-and-who-we-are

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/09/opinion/sunday/our-mommy-problem.html

https://fortworth.citymomsblog.com/2014/04/11/who-are-you-on-keeping-your-identity-as-mom-and-more/

On advocating for your child in a school setting:

https://idea.ed.gov/  (Official website for The IDEA Act- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)

http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/parent-teacher-partnerships/be-your-childs-advocate

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/liking-the-child-you-love/201402/advocating-your-child-school

https://www.parentingspecialneeds.org/article/advocating-for-your-child/

Looking for some ways to share the load, or just start talking about it, see:

How to effectively schedule chores, including age appropriate chore chart, by

Chore War: Household Task and the Two-Paycheck Couple By Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

For when you’re prepping for the arrival of that first child, see https://www.babycenter.com/0_dividing-childcare-and-housework-duties-with-your-partner_446.bc

And if you’re just curious about how you fit into overall demographic trends, check out this 2015 report from the Pew Research Center, Raising Kids and Running a Household: How Working Parents Share the Load

On Technology and Kids

http://www.commonsensemedia.org

FBI Website Page for kids: https://www.fbi.gov/fbi-kids

Informational Graphic: https://churchm.ag/keep-your-kids-safe-digitally/

Internet safety tips for tweens and teens:

https://thewiredhomeschool.com/10-internet-safety-tips-teens-tweens/

https://www.netnanny.com/assets/brochures/Ways-Kids-Hide-Apps-on-Android-and-iOS.pdf

http://www.netsmartz.org/InternetSafety

Tips for monitoring kids’ social media use:

https://www.parenting.com/gallery/social-media-monitoring-kids

https://crystalandcomp.com/9-ways-to-monitor-your-teens-social-media-access/

https://www.webmd.com/parenting/features/monitoring-teens-online#1

http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/01/07/parents-teens-and-digital-monitoring/

For writing resources, we love:

https://nanowrimo.org challenge yourself to write the novel inside you – in 30 days!

For mental health resources:

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/basics/what-is-mental-

healthhttps://www.womenshealth.gov/mental

https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/mental-health/  (The Recovery Village)

For info on caring for aging parents:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/ruth-tarantine-dnp-rn/baby-boomers-caregivers_b_5733782.html

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/6-lessons-for-the-sandwich-generation-2015-09-10

https://www.caregivers.com/blog/2013/07/sandwich-generation-month/

http://www.healthywomen.org/content/blog-entry/living-sandwich-generation

Don’t forget to check with your city and county. Many offer reduced or free services for senior citizens – including transportation and household help.

On revising your work:

7 Strategies for Revising Your Novel

Writing Resources

How to Revise A Novel

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