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People who helped with kidsemotions top

matrx internet solutions   
www.matrx.co.nz
Talented Warren designed and programmed the website for me with whatever spare time he had available. Thanks Dude!

Media Associates   
www.media-associates.co.nz
Ralph, a trainer in emotional intelligence, was so kind to give his time. He reviewed the questionnaire and the worksheets and suggested improvements I didn't want to miss.

new lingo / lingo24   
www.lingo24.com
Christian deserves the praise for the idea of creating this very link directory for visitors who want to find out more.

WebbWords   
homepages.globe.net.nz/carol/
Carol crafted the wonderful tagline: "Take your child's emotional pulse". It won her the prize of a bottle of wine for the best tagline one night. But I feel that I am the winner.


Accelerating emotional development top

EQ.ORG   
www.eq.org
This is a must-visit-website for people interested in their own or their children's emotional development. The site maintains a huge number of high quality links all about emotional intelligence. There's even a Parents and Kids section.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Feelings   
www.parentingpress.com/violence/talk.html
This is an article from the Parenting Press website. They offer books on child guidance, parent education, emotional competency and children's safety. But there is more to their website, e.g. parenting tips, a newsletter and articles. The link above takes you to an article that offers parents a means of helping kids understand feelings.

Parent Journal   
www.parentsjournal.com/InterviewsEmotionalDevelopment.html
Based on a radio talkback for parents it has information relating to toddlers, pre school, school age, pre teens, and teenagers. It has useful tips and information from other parents that have gone through various experiences. I especially like the interviews on emotional development.

Teach With Movies   
www.teachwithmovies.org
An excellent idea: Teach with movies. If we like it or not, movies and TV are part of our children's life. So rather than fight the inevitable, let's use it to our advantage. Some of the discussion questions of their Learning Guides might even help the emotional development of your child. Be creative and develop your own questions or ask me for samples.

The Children's Emotional Literacy Project   
www.kidseq.com
This project seems very valuable for helping children in their emotional development. There is information on seven emotions and how to help kids with them. This site looks like it hasn't been updated for years but the information is relevant nevertheless.


Websites that make Kids smart top

How stuff works   
www.howstuffworks.com
Here is explained how all the stuff around us works, e.g. why the sky is blue. It is a bit difficult for younger people to read and navigate. I got around it by reading the articles myself and translating it to my son. Unfortunately, the site recently introduced annoying popup windows and all sorts of ads.

KidsHub   
www.kidshub.org
Kids Hub is a free online interactive learning centre for school students. It features fun educational games, puzzles, and quizzes that get the mind thinking. I really enjoyed this site - it offers a fun learning environment.

Summer of Discovery   
www.summerofdiscovery.co.nz
The Summer of Discovery 'Summer Fun Kit' contains a video and activity book full of adventures to excite children about science and technology. The video can be rented in New Zealand.
My son loves it and even I learned something and got a giggle or two from the video. Vicki has done a great job.

Teach With Movies   
www.teachwithmovies.org
An excellent idea: Teach with movies. If we like it or not, movies and TV are part of our children's life. So rather than fight the inevitable, let's use it to our advantage. Some of the discussion questions of their Learning Guides might even help the emotional development of your child. Be creative and develop your own questions or ask me for samples.


Parenting Gateways top

About our Kids   
www.aboutourkids.org
This site is from the New York University Child Study Center. But it is not just an academic exercise for researchers with a PhD. This site is for parents, too. It tries to join the best of both worlds: sound research and applicability of results. There are several useful and informative articles. Checkout for instance the parenting section, category: emotions.

Family Education Network   
www.familyeducation.com
This site is a great source of information for enhancing children's learning and helping your kids with daily life. Parents can find information on helping their kids with homework, reading, recipe ideas, dealing with bullying and puberty. Kids can participate in quizzes, get cool ideas for arts and crafts and play online games.

Parent Journal   
www.parentsjournal.com/InterviewsEmotionalDevelopment.html
Based on a radio talkback for parents it has information relating to toddlers, pre school, school age, pre teens, and teenagers. It has useful tips and information from other parents that have gone through various experiences. I especially like the interviews on emotional development.

Parent Soup   
www.parentsoup.com
This site is packed full of information on kids from activities and fun, child health through to step-parenting and working mothers. There are relevant articles on parenting and dealing with stages in kids lives. The learning section of the site is great it gives useful tips and alternative ways to dealing with learning problems.



Parents down under   
www.parentsdownunder.co.nz
This site offers articles and information on a range of parenting issues. There are several topics including health and development, interesting articles, handy hints, recipes and much more. Some of the information is very relevant - other's not, e.g. star signs. The handy hints section offers parents solutions on how to deal with bee stings through to removing chewing gum from carpet.


Parent's Magazines top

Parent Centre   
www.parentscentre.org.nz
This website contains a wealth of topics related to pre and postnatal issues, birthing, parenting, families and education, as well as news from the Parents Centre organisation. The site links to the kiwi parent magazine and has the latest articles online. There are several parent centres in New Zealand and the site gives location and contact information.

Parenting with confidence   
www.parenting.org.nz
This is the website for the New Zealand magazine 'Parenting with Confidence'. There are hot tips that offer suggestions to deal with parenting issues. It is a parent friendly site - it is parents helping other parents. There is a good section on anger for kids and parents that offer alternative ways of dealing with the emotion of anger.


Children's Health top

Kids Health   
www.kidshealth.org
This is a great interactive website for parents, kids and teens. The site has information for parents, fun activities for kids and information on how to deal with problems and issues in teenagers. It provides doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. I found the site very informative and fun.