Parent Perusals

March 21, 2019

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Bilingual Parent Institute

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Celebrate the children in your life at Kids Day in the Park. Join KLRN and Daniel Tiger from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood as we celebrate the Week of the Young Child. We will be outdoors at San Pedro Springs Park on Saturday, April 6th from 10am to 1pm.

Enjoy games and activities as you play and build memories with your family and friends!

This event is free and open to the public.

San Pedro Springs Park: 1315 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78212

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8 Week Strengthening Families Course starts April 27th

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Survey Opportunity

Doctoral students at the University of Oklahoma are seeking parent participants for a study. The purpose of this study is to understand the perceptions of parents on IEP dynamics and meeting experiences. Your assistance distributing this survey to parents of a child with a disability AND an individualized education program (IEP)! Online survey about meeting experiences and parent-teacher dynamics (10-15 minutes).

Link to Survey:


Please contact Belkis Choiseul-Praslin @

Remaining MARCH Parent Trainings & Webinars

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Standards-Based IEPs

With increasing accountability for improving the academic achievement of students with disabilities, school-based professionals have become more invested in the development and use of standards-based Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs). In this training, parents will be presented with the process for developing IEPs that are aligned with state standards.

*Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 25th. *

Session ID: 53108

Webinar ID: 53195

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. (1 Hour Lunch Break Provided)

Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made FUN!

**This training is specifically geared toward families with children ages birth through age six.

Would you like to put an end to temper tantrums, whining, potty training and mealtime battles... and have a great time doing it? Discover how parenting toddlers can be a joy with Love and Logic’s easy to implement techniques.

*Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26th*

Session ID: 53109


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Parent Coordination SHOUT OUT!

Click the image below to read the March edition of the Parent Coordination Shout Out! This is an informative newsletter to learn about statewide resources for families that have children with disabilities.

The Parent Coordination Network is committed to ensuring that parents of students with disabilities receive accurate and timely information to assist in making informed choices in their children's education.

Don't Forget to Check out the FREE Parent Webinar Series starting April 9th!

7 Great Ways to Encourage Your Child's Writing

If your child struggles with writing, it’s important to find new and exciting ways to encourage her to write. Here are 7 creative strategies to try.

1. Write a "Convince Me!" Letter

2. Play a game with pictures

3. Play "Tell Me How"

4. Make an "I Can" book

5. Play "Fortunately/Unfortunately

6. Make a journal jar

7. Create a family scrapbook

Read the details HERE.

Help Your Child with Information Literacy

Explore two ways you can help your child begin to develop information literacy: learning to tell the difference between fact and opinion, and figuring out if a source of information is reliable.

Evaluating information: fact vs. opinion

One of the first skills in developing information literacy is being able to tell the difference between fact and opinion. A fact is a statement that can be proven true or false. An opinion is an expression of a person's feelings that cannot be proven. An awareness of the difference can be developed through questions and conversations. Engage your child in conversation using the words "fact" and "opinion" and have him identify statements of both types. For example, "Chocolate chip cookies are the best kind of cookie." "Mommy has dark brown eyes." "School should be cancelled on sunny days." "There are 12 months in a year."

Evaluating information sources

These days, there are many, many sources of information. Children are bombarded by messages from several media and online sources, books, friends, and people at school. An important step in developing information literacy is learning to evaluate the source of information, especially for online information. It's helpful to help your child consider some of the following:

  • Who is the author of the information?
  • What do we know about the author or organization? Is that person an expert? Is that organization respected by others?
  • Why was this information written? Is the author trying to persuade you to buy something?
  • Does the information present fact or opinion?
  • Is the information recent? When was it published?

Parents and teachers can help children develop research and information literacy by sharing their love of learning. Encourage their curiosity about the world and desire to find out more. At the same time, help them become wise consumers of the information they find. These are skills that will last a lifetime.

Taken from Reading Rockets, Developing Research and Information Literacy

Positive Parenting Practices

The Centers for Disease Control has some great Positive Parenting Practices Fact Sheets on 5 parenting practice topics that contains a specific protective factor focus.


1. Parental Monitoring

2. Fathers' Influence

3. Parents' influence on lesbian, gay, or bisexual teens

4. Parent-teen communication about sex

5. Supporting one on one time with a healthcare provider

Read the Fact Sheets HERE.

Tanning and Tanning Salon Safety Tips for Young People

Now that the sun is coming out, many individuals want to start working on their tans!

Please read this important safety information to protect your skin!

Teens and Tanning Safety Information

El bronceado y los jóvenes: información de seguridad

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