Family Web Site Introduces More Services this Fall

The FamilyEducation Network's popular Web site

( is offering many new services to add to their vast repertoire of activities and information for parents and teachers. If you need advice on communicating with your teens, there are new links that can help you. Choose from links such as 10 Ways to Break the Ice with Your Teens and Hot Topics, which gives tips for discussing puberty, prejudice, violence, sex and drugs. Clicking into College will give parents loads of advice on preparing their teen for college.

As safety and violence in schools have become primary concerns for parents, the FamilyEducation Network has contracted the best selling author, Gavin de Becker, to offer expert advice on keeping children safe. Excerpts from his book, Protecting the Gift, may be read online. Parents and educators can ask questions and receive answers from de Becker himself.

School webCreate and Community webCreate offer Web site hosting services to schools and community groups at no cost. School webBoost allows schools with existing Web sites to link into the FamilyEducation Network. offers complimentary e-mail service.

Other new features include What Works: Powered by Parents, which advises parents and provides critical commentaries on the latest software. K-5 Compass has activities for parents of elementary students and offers grade-specific information. College and Career Compass guides parents on college and career preparation of their children. Family Education Company, Boston, MA, (888) 881-3472,


This article originally appeared in the 11/01/1999 issue of THE Journal.