High School

Getting Ready to Drive

The Oregon DMV Driver's Handbooks and Practice Tests are now online. Help your teen prepare for the test and build confidence using this handy Oregon DMV web site.


Public Schools Have Changed

New standards, new tests, new expectations. What does it all mean for your child? Find out from the Oregon Department of Education.


Applying your values to games, TV, movies, books, music, websites, and apps.
How can you know what's appropriate for your child? Check the independent nonprofit Commonsense Media website. They have reviews that let you know about educational value, positive messages, positive role models, violence & scariness, sexy stuff, language, consumerism as well as drinking, drugs, and smoking. You can even sort by recommended age appropriateness.

Tired Teens
Is your teen often tired. It may not be from just staying up late. Here's some information about a teen's need for sleep from the experts at the Mayo Clinic.

Driving, First Jobs and More - Oh, My!
Check out these great links about how to help your teen deal with life's biggest challenges.

Homework + After School Activities + Clubs + Family +
If your teen has a life full of scheduled time and multiple oblications, he or she may be dealing with stress. Here are some ideas about how you can help from psychologist and parenting instructor Denise Witmer.

Traveling with your teen?
Here are some ideas that might make it enjoyable for you both.

Helping with Homework
What can parents do to help their child manage homework and reduce stress? Here are some great tips from Peg Dawson, EdD, NCSP in an article for the National Association of School Psychologists.

Teen Financial Responsibility
Help your teen learn the value of money from this Family Circle's Teach Your Teens Financial Responsibility