RESOURCES for Parents
  Descanso Medical Center
  for Development and Learning
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
1346 Foothill Blvd. Suite 301
La Canada, CA  91011
(818) 790-1587
TECHNOLOGY

Parental Internet Control Software Resources at www.webwise.kids.org - A great resource for parents who want to control and/or monitor what their kids are doing on the internet!

WEBCASTS
Informative ADD/ADHD webcasts from HEALTHOLOGY:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Myths and Facts
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder- What Every Parent Should Know
Helping Kids With ADHD Succeed in School
ADHD in School- How to Stay in the Loop
Treating ADHD During the School Year
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder- Tips for Parents and Teachers


WEBSITES
BringingUpMinds.org
Bringing Up Minds is a resource for parents who want to play a vital role in their children's education, both at school and outside school. This groundbreaking program, developed by leading researchers, empowers proactive parents to teach children what schools don't and help children with difficult subjects.

LDOnline (www.ldonline.org) - A leading Web site on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals.  Sign up to receive a free monthly newsletter!

Misunderstood Minds (www.pbs.org/wgbh/misunderstoodminds) - This site is a companion to the PBS special Misunderstood Minds, and profiles a variety of learning problems and expert opinions. It is designed to give parents and teachers a better understanding of learning processes, insights into difficulties, and strategies for responding.

SchwabLearning.org - Visit www.SchwabLearning.org for a parent's guide to helping kids with learning differences.  E-ssential Guides put you on the fast-track to information!  Each of the  free, downloadable guides focuses on a specific topic and includes articles and expert interviews written especially for SchwabLearning.org, along with suggested resources.  A few of the available guides include: ADHD Basics, Behavior Basics, Family Issues, Fathers of Kids with Learning Problems.

Teen  - Parent Driving Information & Resources -  http://www2.courtinfo.ca.gov/stopteendui/parents/index.cfm

WorrywiseKids.org (www.worrywisekids.org) - This website offers help if you are the parent of one of the millions of children who suffer from excessive fears and anxieties.  Conservative estimates suggest that 13% of children and adolescents suffer from an anxiety disorder. While it can be heart breaking to see children feel so afraid in ordinary situations, never has there been more hope for their bright future. With proper intervention, child anxiety can be tackled head on and overcome, helping children avoid a lifetime of suffering.

South Pasadena Parents of Children with Special Needs Support Group

Location: Various homes of South Pasadena committee members.

For location or information, send a note to: kimlesak@aol.com


For more information,  visit the South Pasadena Parents for Special Needs website at: www.spp4snc.com

  • Meet with others dealing with the unique challanges encountered with a special needs child
  • Discuss the dificulties, frustrations, and rewards of raising a child with special needs
  • Share experience and practical advice
  • Network with others to collect information on other forms of assistance (doctors, specialists, tutors, programs and camps)

CA Parent-Teen
Driving Agreement
A Parent-Teen driving agreement is a formal agreement between you and your teen driver that outlines specific guidelines that you and your teen agree to follow.  The agreement also establishes consequences and provides discussion points for not following the agreement.