Gender Unicorn & Genderbread Person, Books, Biographies & Memoirs, Portland-Area Resources, Social Networks, Advocacy, Conferences, and Crisis Lines
Portland-Area Resources, Conferences, Information & News, Advocacy, Books for Parents, Social Networks & Online Forums, and Crisis Lines
Parents sometimes need to talk with young kids about gender & sexual minorities (e.g., a classmate has gay parents, a cousin comes out, a playmate transitions).
Gender language is evolving with varying degrees of consensus on definitions. How do I talk about gender? How do I know which pronouns to use? TL;DR: Just ask
Parents have rights upon request to review records before meetings, invite someone else to review the records, and receive explanations and interpretations.
Consent is usually voluntary, so parents can typically revoke consent to some or all services, treatments, evaluations or Special Education at anytime.
Parents have rights to request a Special Education evaluation for IEP eligibility.
One of many SEL curricula, MindUP teachs children about the brain and meditation to help them bring mindful attention to the learning enviroment and beyond.
Using sunscreen and other sun protection methods are critial to skin cancer prevention. How do you help your child develop healthy sun safety habits?
Talented and Gifted (TAG) plans can include grade-skipping or many other options. Completing the Iowa Acceleration Scale can help with grade-skipping decisions.
Decisions about repeating a grade or holding your child back should be made considering the research leading experts to caution against grade retention.
Collaborative & Proactive Solutions is an empirically-supported, non-punitive, non-adversarial model for problem solving challenging behavior with kids.
Positive Discipline is a non-punitive parenting and classroom management approach emphasizing mutual respect, and encouraging adults to be kind and firm.
Steven and Connie learn from Garnet to change their relationship with unpleasant thoughts and feelings, instead of trying to get rid of them.
Kids need parents to share accurate age-approprite information about anatomy, sex, and pregnancy.
Recommended hours of sleep per day, screen time, bedtime routines, and habits for supporting healthy sleep.
Emotional Intelligence starts with building a nuanced vocabulary for your child to use as they develop their ability to identify and express their feelings.
Linnéa Johansson has created a series of coloring books that can be the start of a conversation exploring questions about the everyday lives of heros.
Your dentist or dental hygenist can teach proper teeth-brushing, and advise you about apps for helping your child make a healthy habit of brushing their teeth.
Describes psychological evaluations, their typical components, how they can help, and how they differ from checklists and screening assessments.
A percentile is the percent who have the same or a lower score; therefore, a percentile shows how your child’s score relates to the scores of other children.