This is a collection of resources just for parents. Please continue to check this page often as information will continue to be added throughout the school year.
Article Suggestions from JPS Administration
- "How Self-Compassion Supports Academic Motivation and Emotional Wellness" By: Deborah Farmer Kris Click Here to view
- Talk with Your Teen About E-cigarettes: A Tip Sheet for Parents
- The Teenage Brain: Stress, Coping, and Natural Highs
Multitasking leads to shallower thinking and more time spent working, especially for kids who struggle with attention.Read Full Story »
Interview with Dr. Carol DweckRead Full Story »
Click here to view the poster that is located in every classroom this year.Read Full Story »
Mindset is everything. If that statement seems too strong, consider that we bring these basic assumptions to every decision and action we make. Left unexamined, they may unnecessarily restrict us or lead us in the wrong direction altogether. Read Full Story »
The teenage years can be tough, marked with physical and emotional changes, new choices and responsibilities, and evolving relationships with people who surround us.Read Full Story »
About 30 percent of teens report being overwhelmed during their senior year of high school.Read Full Story »
Teenager's brains release melatonin--the "sleep hormone"--later in the day, which means they are unlikely to feel drowsy until 11p.m. or later. Increasing use of electronic devices in the evening can delay the onset of melatonin further (Hoffman, 2014)Read Full Story »
Important message regarding media violence...
The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that by the age of 18, the average American child will have viewed 200,000 acts of violence on television. Some studies suggest that exposure to violence in the media increases the chances that children will behave more aggressively, experience more anger and hostility, think more about aggression and violence, and become “numb” to images of violence.
In response to this concern and in an effort to increase awareness, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed P.L.2013, c.146, which requires the New Jersey Department of Education to prepare and make available on the department’s website information on how a parent can limit a child’s exposure to violence on television, cell phones, computers, and other electronic devices.
In accordance with the law (N.J.S.A. 18A:40-44(c)), school districts are required to distribute the handout to the parents or guardians of students attending the schools of the district. Click here for a copy.