RESOURCES WE LOVE
for raising strong, connected ELEMENTARY-AGE KIDS
The resources on the site are meant for adults. However, we also included some resources that adults and children can use together!
List, 3 minute read
These scenarios are helpful to jumpstart conversations about bullying. You may need to adapt some depending on the child’s age or experiences.
Article, 5 minute read
These six steps are helpful if you find out your child is bullying another.
Video, 2.5 minutes
This Sesame Street video is a helpful explanation of empathy for young children.
This is a great resource for empathy-related activities, tips, resource lists, discussion guides, and more to help you raise caring and ethical children who are concerned about others and the common good.
List, 3 minute read
This list of books helps teach young children about empathy. The link also includes links to other lists of books that parents, teachers, and caregivers may find helpful.
SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD'S FEELINGS
Dr. Becky Kennedy is a clinical psychologist and mom of three who’s rethinking the way we raise our children. She specializes in thinking deeply about what’s happening for kids and translating these ideas into simple, actionable strategies for parents to use in their homes. She has an expertise in parenting and child development with an emphasis on anxiety and resilience. Her website, podcast, and social media pages are really helpful tidbits for parenting!
50 Questions To Ask Your Kids Instead Of Asking “How Was Your Day”
List, 5 minute read
This is a helpful list of questions that can help generate conversation and connectedness!
Video of read aloud, 6 minutes
A picture book that introduces the concept of gender identity to young readers. Click the image for a video to hear the book read aloud!
This article helps people understand that healthy sexuality goes beyond sex.
Article, 5 minute read
This TED Talk talks about gender roles and the importance of encouraging girls toward adventure.
Video, 13 minutes
Sex Positive Families provides education and resources that help families raise sexually healthy children using a shame-free, comprehensive, and pleasure-positive approach. The website is full of resources and has a great blog.
Video, 36 minutes
Melissa Carnagey, sex educator, social worker, and the founder of Sex Positive Families gives a TED-style talk on strategies for raising sexually healthy children.
AMAZE.org creates free educational videos and resources to help families talk openly, honestly, and less awkwardly about sex, health, relationships, and growing up. Their goal is to help you become an askable parent through short, actionable podcast episodes.
Online Safety & Responsibility
Toolkit, 30 minute read
The Online Safety Parent Toolkit breaks down the challenges related to online safety into a simple and practical guide to help parents with digital parenting in a rapidly changing world.
Document, 2 minute read
The Family Media Agreement helps you set realistic tech and media rules that make sense for your child and family.
Video, 1.5 minutes; website with additional resources
We the Digital Citizens will help your kid understand what it means to be a good, responsible person online. The associated materials require you to create a free account and include a coloring book and an educational digital citizenship pledge.
Digital storybook, 30-45 minutes
The Inter-Yeti is a safe, positive and fun digital storybook for children to learn about staying safe online. It covers topics such as online bullying, upsetting & inappropriate content, online grooming, and sharing of private or personal information. It is suitable for children aged 5-11.
Know Signs of Abuse
All adults who have or work with children should know the signs of child sexual abuse.
This is a good tip sheet to learn about warning signs.
If you are the parent of the child,
What Should I Do After A Child Tells?
ADDITIONAL HELPFUL RESOURCES
Stop It Now! is an organization dedicated to helping prevent child sexual abuse. They've created a handout for parents listing questions you can ask schools, camps, and daycares regarding how they prevent child sexual abuse.
These steps help adults of all kinds protect children from child sexual abuse.
This list of questions helps parents think through sleepovers and safety.