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Welcome to Arlington Families — a site that links parents and caregivers to valuable online resources about what’s happening for families in Arlington, Virginia. Find a playground, meet other parents in a workshop, learn about school options, discover something fun to do over the weekend or get connected to practical parenting ideas! Arlington Families brings you all this and more!
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month! Learn more at www.scanva.org
Words of Wisdom / Parenting Tips
Is it hot enough for you yet???
- Summer is the time of year where we turn our attentions to the dangers of children left in hot cars. Every year we learn of the death of a child being left unattended in a hot vehicle. The good news is that YOU can do something to prevent a tragic and unnecessary death. Look Before You Lock! Should you see children left unattended in a car, please call 911. For more resources on children and heat safety, please visit http://www.kidsandcars.org/
How young is too young to be home alone?
- Arlington County Child Supervision Guidelines represent the minimal acceptable standards for the supervision of children.
- Start with a book has great ideas to keep your kids reading and exploring all week long.
Resources for families with children with special needs
- The ARC of Northern Virginia offers a ton of resources and workshops for families with children with special needs. Learn more at The ARC of NOVA.
Attention parents of 10-16 year-olds!
- Are you interested in learning more about what makes your tween or teen tick? Would you like the opportunity to interact with other parents who have some of the same challenges and questions as you do? Check out Parenthetical an online site offered by the University of Wisconsin for parents of children between the ages of 10-16. It’s a parenting website, blog and social network all in one place. Gain new insights as you connect with other parents.
- Do you know that there is website just developed by teens for teens in Arlington? Lots of great resources, things to do, blogs, and information. Check it out at www.arlingtonteens.com
Getting an “A” for effort!
- Check out these 3 Easy Tips for Improving Student Effort.
Planning for college?
- Find tips and resources for financial assistance at the US Department of Education Student Aid resources website