7th Grade Networking

Here are the resources that were given to families during the 7th grade networking meeting on 9/16/16

http://www.mindyeti.com: helps with Mindfulness at school and at home

http://www.stopbreathethink.org/: another great resource for mindfulness

calm.com:  app used as a calming timer

http://learning2breathe.org/ : The purpose of this website is to provide support and information about bringing mindfulness to youth, in particular, but also to adults.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/: great resource to learn about how to use technology and how to support your child with technology

http://www.courageworks.com/ : this is an online learning community developed to bring Brené Brown's research on courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy to a global audience.

http://www.pbs.org/parents/parenting/raising-girls/friends-social-life/understanding-middle-school-friendships/ : great site to read about friendships and how to support your middle schooler through this time of life

https://www.verywell.com/the-ups-and-downs-of-middle-school-friendships-3288397 : great resource about friendship

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/family/2012/03/friendship_tips_for_middle_school_boys_.html : article about boys and friendship

 http://foreverymom.com/join-us/15-Dangerous-Apps.pdf: a good tool to learn about apps students are using


Great books on the teen years:

·         Positive Discipline for Teenagers, Revised 3rd Edition: Empowering Your Teens and Yourself Through Kind and Firm Parenting

·         The Good Enough Teen: Raising Adolescents with Love and Acceptance (Despite How Impossible They Can Be)Jan 4, 2005  by Sachs, Brad E., PhD

·         Daniel Seigel's books The Whole Brain Child and Brainstorm... 

·         Verbal First Aid: Help Your Kids Heal from Fear and Pain by Judith Simon Prager,Judith Acosta

The Truth About Real Friends from


  • Real friends support one another
  • Real friends say "I'm sorry"
  • Real friends are not jealous
  • Real friends can be trusted
  • Real friends show respect
  • Real friends listen to one another
  • Real friends make an effort
  • Real friends may act like "jerks" some of the time, but they eventually come around


To have good friends you must be a good friend. Here are some of the ways good friends treat each other:

·          Good friends listen to each other.

·          Good friends don't put each other down or hurt each other's feelings.

·          Good friends try to understand each other's feelings and moods.

·          Good friends help each other solve problems.

·          Good friends give each other compliments.

·          Good friends can disagree without hurting each other.

·          Good friends are dependable.

·          Good friends respect each other.

·          Good friends are trustworthy.

·          Good friends give each other room to change.

·          Good friends care about each other