Resources for Parents
Our roles as parents will change as our children grow. Thankfully, there is a resource called PEN, designed to help us find answers, gain skills, and be more prepared to handle our parenting experiences and emotions and build effective and rewarding relationships with our kids.
PEN – Parent Engagement Network is a parent-based community group that is active in many BVSD elementary, middle and high schools. PEN focuses on developing parenting skills by offering FREE education, awareness, and training to all parents and community members on topics concerning our youth and youth development.
PEN’s focus is to develop effective communication tools and promote our children’s strengths and assets by utilizing parenting strategies and methods such as The 40 Developmental Assets technology, Resiliency Training, Love & Logic parenting classes, etc.
40 Developmental Assets
Search Institute - Creators of The 40 Developmental Assets: Resources, trainings, downloads, etc.
- 40 Developmental Assets for adolescents (ages 12-18)
- 40 Developmental Assets for Middle Childhood (ages 8–12)
- 40 Developmental Assets for Children Grades K–3
- 40 Developmental Assets for Early Childhood (ages 3-5)
Assets For Youth Colorado - products, trainings, local resources and news http://www.buildassets.org/
The Asset-Based Community Development Institute http://www.abcdinstitute.org/
PEN Book Groups - based on Please Stop the Rollercoaster by Sue Blaney
Building Resiliency in your Kids: Resiliency in Action - Nan Henderson, M.S.W
Appreciative Inquiry - How inquiry into and dialogue about strengths, successes, values, hopes and dreams is itself transformational.
The Art of Explorative Dialogue - by Michael Vladeck, Bringing Forth Personal Coaching and Counseling Don't lecture! Explore! Help your kids develop better critical thinking, emotional intelligence and authentic self-worth.
Lifebound - Great books, curricula and training for parents, students, teachers, and counselors to help elementary, middle and high school students become more successful and create excellent study skills
Love and Logic - simple and practical techniques to help parents and teachers have less stress and more fun while raising responsible kids.
Love and logic local facilitators
Love and logic class schedule
Tools and Tips for Successfully Parenting your Teens - Sue Blaney,
The Twenty Radiant Jewels of Authentic Parenting - by Michael Vladeck, Bringing Forth Personal Coaching and Counseling