Links for Parents

Positive and Proactive Parenting Tips

Ten Things To Do at Home To Promote Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

50 Positive Things To Do With Your Teen

Talking to Your Teens About Dating

Positive Parenting Tips


Acknowledging Giftedness
“Talking About Giftedness: The Elephant in the Room”
Parenting Tips
Interpret your child’s social and emotional needs with the help of timely monthly articles, new online webinars, and ongoing professional advice.

To see the IL facilitator directory, click here.

Underage Drinking (Teens & Alcohol)

Parent Advice

Starting the Conversation

Signs & Symptoms of Alcohol and Other Drug Use

Basic Facts About Alcohol

If You Suspect Your Child is Drinking or Using Drugs

Harmful Effects & The Teen Brain

“Rethinking Underage Drinking” by Dr. Aaron White

College Drinking

A Primer by Dr. Aaron White

“Curing Binge Drinking Takes Group Effort”, by Jane Brody

Additional Links and Resources

Parents, The Anti-Drug

Duke University Medical Center– Brain Research

Most Valuable Parents – Search Institute

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Stop Alcohol Abuse

Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy and Drug Free: Family Guide

Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
1-877-MADD-HELP (877-623-3435)

Kids Health (for parents, teens, & kids)

Drug Abuse (including Prescription Drugs)

Parent Advice

Why Teens Abuse Prescription Drugs & What Parents Can Do to Prevent It

Signs & Symptoms of Alcohol and Other Drug Use

If You Suspect Your Child is Drinking or Using Drugs

Basic Facts About Drugs

American Council for Education

Prescription Drug Abuse

Five Steps to Prevent Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

Dangers of Rx Drug Abuse and Sources of Prescription Drugs
“Rx for Disaster” Good Housekeeping, October 2008

Body Image and Eating Disorders

Dove Campaign for Real Beauty

National Eating Disorders Association: Comprehensive Parent Toolkit…

Eating Disorders: Helpful Guide for Parents

Bullying and CyberBullying

Kids are Worth It!: Barbara Coloroso provides insight into the cycle of bullying and the minds of bystanders

Stop Bullying Now

Happiness, Moodiness, Depression, and Suicide Prevention

Erika’s Lighthouse for facts and resources on adolescent depression

Elyssa’s Mission for resources on suicide prevention

Media and Internet Safety

Common Sense Media: Wealth of Resources on the Impact of Media on Youth (PreK – High School) & Parental Advice

Pew Internet & American Life Project: Research Exploring social impact of Internet

Internet Safety Quiz for Adults (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)…

Internet Safety Tips (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)

Teen Relationships, Sex, Sexual Assault

Parent Guide to Talking with Your Teen About Dating & Relationships

Zacharia’s Sexual Abuse Center (Lake County, IL) Crisis Hotline

Porchlight Counseling Services (for victims of sexual assault)

Love Is Respect: National Teen Dating Abuse Resource

Advice for Teens about College Life