reIf you're anything like me, sometimes you feel like you have the whole parenting thing covered, and other times you feel absolutely lost.  Just like our children's lives - things change quickly.  I have shared a variety of resources here so you have a starting place when looking for information.  
 
  Test Taking

MCA Test Tips
The MN Department of Education provides test taking tips for the MCA-II tests in reading, mathematics, and science.

MCA Parent Fact Sheet
The MN Department of Education gives parents information about the MCA tests in reading, mathematics, and science.  What are the MCA's? Why do students take the MCA? How do I find out my child's results?

Standardized Testing Info for Parents
Scholastic offers a wide variety of parent resources, including this article about standardized testing and how to best help your child prepare.

Savvy Schooler: Test Prep Video
Spelling, reading comprehension, and math facts are tested frequently in elementary school.  This 3 minute video gives some great tips for helping your child prepare.


  Mental Health

MN Association of Children's Mental Health
This site provides resources for parents on a wide range of mental health topics including anxiety, depression, medication, and childhood trauma.

Kids' Health
Advice on children's health, behavior, and growth from birth through the teen years.

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Minnesota
NAMI is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. You will find resources, events, ways to get involved, and free classes.