Parent Resources

 

Dear Parents,

On occasion I come across articles that I find interesting or helpful or even comical. I don’t want to send out through SchoolReach, but I want to share because they may be meaningful to you. Please know that these articles and webpages do NOT reflect my specific view or the views of St. Jane School or the Catholic Church. I just wanted to give you an opportunity to read them.

Sincerely,
Marybeth Okula

 

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St. Jane Website - List of Catholic Videos and Websites

 

 

 

Catholic Apps:

 

  1. Laudate- the #1 Catholic App J Everything you could possibly need from daily mass readings, prayers, the New American Bible, and even an excellent examination of conscience for confession is on this app.
  2. Steubenville Youth Conferences App- This app has prayers and talks from Steubenville Youth Conferences that include issues that are relevant to teenagers in today’s society.
  3. 40 Day Spiritual Workout by Bob Rice- Exactly what the app says J  Prayers and scripture readings are provided for each day. GREAT for young people and even adults who want to build a deeper prayer life
  4. Pure Faith- This app is 99 cents but worth EVERY penny!! The best prayer book for young people especially teenagers right on the iPhone. There are prayers and deep saint quotes for every occasion you could possibly think of.
  5. iBreviary- The best app for the Liturgy of the Hours on the iPhone.
  6. Catholic Directory- This app provides you with a list of local Catholic Churches in the area when traveling.  You can even look up parishes in the area from your current location.
  7. EWTN app- Anything and everything EWTN J Program schedules as well as prayers
  8. Divine Mercy App- Created by the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, the official promoters of Divine Mercy, this app has information about the Divine Mercy devotion as well as Divine Mercy prayers including the Chaplet and resources such as books and pamphlets.
  9. Pope App- Anything and everything Pope Francis J
  10. Mary App- Created by the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, information and prayers about Marian Devotion. There is also excellent information on the Marian dogmas.
  11. Vatican App- Anything and everything from the Vatican J This app is great for information from papal encyclicals too.
  12. LifeTeen App- Excellent articles and information about issues relevant to today’s teens by Catholic youth and youth ministers around the country.
  13. Rosary Guide- Pray the rosary without beads right on your phone. The app guides the entire rosary!

 

Articles:

NYTimes: Is the Drive for Success Making Our Children Sick? -  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/03/opinion/sunday/is-the-drive-for-success-making-our-children-sick.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share

 

How parents and teachers should talk to each other http://lat.ms/1Gczvjt

 

How much time should kids spend with screens? New advice for a digital age http://lat.ms/1PcbjiO

 

Why You Shouldn’t Pay Children for Grades - NYTimes

http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/09/13/why-you-shouldnt-pay-children-for-grades/?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

Students lose out when parents pay out, Try these better strategies to help them get their work done.

 

When Homework Stresses Parents as Well as Students - NYTimes

http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/09/10/when-homework-stresses-parents-as-well-as-students/?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share

When homework means arguments and leaves parents feeling helpless, it affects more than just students.

 

Cellphones in school: a teaching tool or distraction? - The Boston Globe

http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/style/2015/06/15/cellphones-school-teaching-tool-distraction/OzHjXyL7VVIXV1AEkeYTiJ/story.html?s_campaign=8315

 

Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges - Psychology Today

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201509/declining-student-resilience-serious-problem-colleges 

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