Parent Education Group of Marin (PEGMarin): www.parenteducationgroupofmarin.blogspot.com - K-12 independent and public schools list locally and nationally renowned experts to speak to parents and teachers throughout the school year. You can also keep current by following PEGMarin on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PEGMarin
Common Sense Media: www.commonsensemedia.org - Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
Katie Greer: www.klgreer.com/blog - Katie Greer is a nationally respected authority and presenter on internet and technology safety. Follow Katie on her blog. You can also follow her on Facebook as well for up-to-the-minute information on what is going on for children and teens on the internet. Katie spoke at MP&MS in 2014-15 and is returning in 2015-16!
Challenge Success: www.challengesuccess.org - Information and learning opportunities on how to respond to academic and emotional problems among U.S. kids.
First 5 California: http://www.first5california.com - First 5 California is dedicated to improving the lives of California’s young children and their families through a comprehensive system of education, health services, childcare and other crucial programs.
Understood.org: www.understood.org - An organization composed of 15 non-profit organizations who have banded together to educate and support parents of children with learning and attention issues through this comprenhensive website.
Parent Education Network (PEN): www.parentseducationnetwork.org . PEN is a coalition of Bay Area parents collaborating with educators, students, and the community to empower and bring academic success to students with learning and attention difficulties. PEN brings locally and nationally renowned experts to speak to parents throughout the school year.
Great Schools http://www.greatschools.org/special-education.topic?content=1541 Offers parents and educators information about learning disabilities, ADHD, and health and development.
Learning Disabilities Online: www.ldonline.org . This comprehensive site provides information, support, and strategies for parents, educators, and children.
The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity (YCDC): www.dyslexia.yale.edu . The YCDC provides research on dyslexia and is a leading source of advocacy and information to better the lives of people with dyslexia.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): www.chadd.org . CHADD provides information, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD.
DEMOS Project: www.jarmin.com/demos/index.html . Visit this site to do simulated experiences about what it is like to have a variety of learning challenges.
What We Are Reading!
Raising Resilient Children by Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein
The Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel
Yardsticks by Chip Wood
The Out-of Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder by Carol Stock Kranowitz
Mindset by Carol Dweck
Brain and Mind
A Whole New Mind Daniel Pink
Social and Emotional Learning
Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz
Driven to Distraction by Edward Hallowell and Dan Ratey
Best Friends, Worst Enemies by MIchael Thompson
Raising a Child Responsibly in a Sexually Permissive World by Sol Gordon and Judith Gordon